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A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Technology Is Stealing Our Creativity

It is impossible to argue that things have not changed since the development of modern technology. We waste our days using smartphones, iPads, tablets, computers, tv and more. It is clear that we rely too heavily on these devices. It is true that advancements in technology have been incredibly revolutionary as well as helpful, but are we harming ourselves with the constant use of all this technology?

Using technology can be a way to relax after a long day at work or school, but all that screen time is causing eyestrain and other vision problems according to a new report by the Vision Council, a nonprofit trade association. And continuing to involve your mind in mindless entertainment can stunt your learning abilities.

“A growing number of educators and psychologists have expressed concerns that computers are stifling children’s learning and creativity and engaging children in mindless interactions and passive consumption,” wrote the Oxford University Press in it’s book Play=Learning. I have observed behavioral issues in my 7 year old younger sister who has recently been gifted a tablet and has developed an unhealthy addiction. If the tablet is taken away from her or if she is not watching tv she does not know what to do with herself. She was not like this before, she would find some creative way to entertain herself. This leads me to the conclusion that technology is affecting her creative abilities, which is sadly the case for very many children of this new generation.

This paper is not to put down technology because I think that technology is incredible. On one hand, innovations in technology have been extremely helpful, it has the power to build and broaden connections, both local and international, and can inform people and reduce ignorance about the world. But I do think the amount our generation and younger spends on technology takes away from our lives and consumes our time, making it hard for us to be productive. We are the generation of “procrastinators” and I do think technology is to blame. Just remember to be productive and not suck your life away with technology because it could be over before you know it.

 

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