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Technology and How It Is Ruining Our Lives

Autor:   •  October 23, 2016  •  Research Paper  •  1,523 Words (7 Pages)  •  491 Views

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Technology and How it is Ruining Our lives

Description of Problem

One of the world’s biggest fears is falling under a zombie apocalypse and not knowing what to do. People have written countless books about the situation and there are many who have planned for such an instance and think they are prepared for the end of the world. But what most do not realize is that in fact the population is actually in one. No, this type of zombie is not dead, nor is it grotesque or hungry for human blood; but it is brain dead. This creature can be someone unknown, a close friend or family member, or oneself; and the saddest thing, is that most of the world has not realized it. This generation is terminally addicted to modern technology known as the internet or moreover, social media.

Social media are forms of electronic communication through which a person can create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other forms of content (Merriam-Webster). That first social media website was called “Six Degrees” and it originated from 1997 to 2001 (History Cooperative). The website allowed people to show their connections between friends through creating a profile and allowed them to converse and share information. This was the beginning of social media, which led to blogging and other widely known websites known as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and so on. Although these websites are said to be what makes our generation so much further along than any other, it has also been what makes people lose track of reality and the actual life they were given. This form of technology is hindering people from living their lives, and the only legitimate way to correct this problem without causing too much of an uproar would be to put limitations that make it harder to abuse social media.

A Proposal for a Solution

The only way to genuinely be able to get people to limit their usage of social media would take extreme measures of hardware and software restrictions as well as personal restraint. Without the consent of companies that own the technology and the people who use it, it would be impossible to create this movement. So the first step would be finding a way to get the world to notice what kind of issue they face every day and are still unaware of it. The best way to do so would be to first talk to the people at the top of the pyramid and explain the issue in extreme detail. Knowledge of the issue is the first step to overcoming any addiction, and the next step would be figuring out how to get the rest of the world to see it. The optimal way to do this would be to get heroic figures of each region to explain it to the rest of the population through the internet, television, speech, or all of the above. Once the world knows is when it would be possible to propose different solutions.

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