Today in class, the discussion of technology disturbed me quite a bit. The class as a whole seemed to be mostly against the advancement of technology. People claimed that technology is a bad influence on children, students, and of course society as a whole. Now, I understand the idea and where it comes from. It can seem sometimes that we rely too much on technology for everything and it may even seem at times that we are helpless with out it. However, I have to point out that every single student in that class room has a cell phone and a computer. Its easy for people who have these luxuries to complain about them but I doubt anyone would be willing to give up all of their technology. So if anyone thinks that technology, the source for all of our convenience and most of our connections with others, is a bad thing then I have a experiment for you.
Turn off your cell phone and if you have a home phone, unplug it. You now will communicate with people verbally in person or by writing a physical letter. Then shut down your laptop and or desktop computer, from now on you can no longer use it for entertainment or assignments. Assignments must be hand written and hand submitted, if your professor doesn’t allow that then you have to go to the library and use their computer to write or submit your work. Lastly, turn of your TV, XBox, PS3, ect. You can not use any of these for any reason. People have done this experiment including myself and it is very difficult and you will very quickly appreciate what you have and how useful it is when you it is taken away from you.