How to write an essay about technology
Assuredly, the creation of transportation devices has gradually changed us and made us lazier. These devices were initially invented to make transportation quicker and easier, which they do, but mankind has taken it to the next level. Able-bodied people have started using their cars to drive down the street to the mailbox or to a friend’s house. There is no need to drive a car when the destination is so close. It is not only lazy, but a waste of fuel, which is another argument in itself. Also, the current craze of creating automatic cars where people don’t have to actually control them is a problem as well. With the creation of these automated cars, people are losing their responsibility skills, which is a skill good leaders need.
Lastly, technology is dumbing down society. Trivial appliances like calculators or spell check may seem like they are just there for convenience, but they are really depended on. Sure, they make life easier, but are they really necessary for words we should have learned in elementary school or simple math problems? When students let technology do their work for them, they become more and more dependent and eventually cannot handle life without it. They lose thinking skills and creativity skills. Also, students and office workers may say they cannot live life without computers and the World Wide Web for information… what was done just 10 years ago when the W3 was barely an idea? Resources such as books and encyclopedias at the library were used to gather information. It is not impossible to live without it, but today that is what is thought, especially by the younger generation. Losing these thinking and intelligent skills may not seem like a big deal, but it is the small details of a leader that distinguish from being bad, average, or good.
People have become way too dependent on technology to the point where it seems to be taking over their lives and has led them to becoming inferior to it. Since people are letting technology dominate, they are losing skills that are necessary to be good leader. This is especially bad that teenagers are so dependent because they are the leaders of tomorrow. A quote by Albert Einstein establishes a truth that has exceeded in meaning since way past the time of the genius’s existence: “I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.”