image2Did technology really improve our lives? Or was it invented for the worse? Every new invention has it’s pros and cons, but the one that is most talked about is technology. Many people have diverse opinions or thoughts of how technology has affected us. We’ve decided to ask some peers and adults about their opinions of technology.

First, we decided to ask some of our peers at the New Technology High School. The first person that we asked was Madison Brooks. Madison had said, “Technology has affected us in both ways, for the better and for the worse. I think it is very helpful in many ways but it is a huge distraction to some people and causes a lot of problems.” Because of the distraction of cellphones of class, many teachers and school have permanently taken away phone use in schools. Many schools think if they took away cell phone privileges, the students will have a better learning environment and be able to pay attention and have better grades in classes and tests. The teachers won’t have to worry about students using their phones when they are not supposed to unlike schools who do allow cell phones. Another student that we asked was Aileen Juarez, she said; “I think it affected us for the better in a way. We learned to be independent and have the taste of being trusted by the teachers and being responsible for ourselves.” The reasons

that teachers and schools let us our phones is because in the real world, we need the ability to know when to use or not to use. So, they are giving us the trust to use our phones like in the real world, hoping we would understand that they trust us and would use it for important uses.

Second, we decided to ask some parents to see how their diverse their opinions and perspective are.  I first decided to ask Judith, a mother of one, said; “Is 50/50:  It’s much easier to find information quickly now, we all have the internet at our fingertips. With things like sat nav, it makes driving easier, plus as technology improves things become safer. It makes the world smaller so speaking with people far away is easier and cheaper. Now, how we utilize and perceive technology, that is up to us. If anything bad comes out of all this technology, it’s because of our attitude. If we want to avoid many of the bad things about technology, we have to be smarter. We have to change our mentality — we have to discipline ourselves to not obsess over things like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. — we have to use things in moderation, go outside, get fresh air, exercise — we have to learn to manage our time on such utilities, because otherwise, yes, things become worse.”  In this answer given, we are see technology in an adult’s persevered. When technology is a good thing due it bringing people together from all around the world and helping us by giving us the power to search things within our fingertips. Though it provides us many advantages, there are some stuff that could cause a down hill. The downhill is how we don’t know when to limit ourselves and let technology rule over our life.

Technology been proven as an amazing tool and invention for personal use and for work, though the saying of  “every good invention have it’s flaw” applies to it. Peers of new tech and adults seem to understand that concept though, which is a wonderful thing. But why do we still have problems of obsessiveness and slacking with technology? How do we stop it? The answer to that is that only the person who is in control can stop it. So make your choice, show that technology isn’t as bad as it seem by stopping with all the unnecessary media.

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