Technology should not be used for every task in life. If technology was wiped off of the face of the earth, we would not survive. Take a break from electronics before you are too dependant. Photo Credit: Hailey Basner
Waking up slowly, I realize that my alarm clock is off. What is going on I think to myself? I reach for my cell phone and notice that it is also off. What is going on?
It is probably not a big deal. I can go a day without my phone or digital clock. I take a shower and do my usual morning routine. I grab a bowl of cereal and adjust myself comfortably in front of the TV. I reach for the remote and push the ‘ON’ button. Nothing happens. I click it excessively with force and anger: “Why won’t the dang TV turn on? I know that this day is going to be a ray of sunshine!” I scream.
By the time I arrive to school, I am aggravated, confused, and stressed out. Instead of seeing the usual students listening to music on their phones and playing of the iPads, they are all socializing, but in the most timid way possible. Throughout the day, I see no form of technology being used whatsoever: my computer class and journalism class did not even have any computers in the classrooms. How can you even function a computer class properly without computers? The sad part is is that I am the only one freaking out about it while everyone thinks of this as normal routine.
It stays like this forever. No form of electronics, no more technology, nothing. I start to think: Have I really gotten so accustomed to technology that I cannot function without it?
Of course, this whole scenario has never happened, but it really makes you think. What would happen if all technology vanished from the world for no reason? How would we function? Well, if you are dependent on technology, do not let it take over your life.
Technology may be a helpful resource for functioning throughout your everyday life, but it should not be used for every simple task. The fact that we cannot even walk out the door without our phones in our pockets shows that we are too dependent on technology.
Technology should not replace having a face-to-face conversation or solving an easy math problem, such as 2+3+9, no matter how helpful it is. Being too dependent on technology will lead to us living our everyday lives through a computer screen. Next thing you know, the food we eat will be digested electronically, letting a database do all of the work.
When we act so dependent on electronics, we set ourselves on the road to disaster. The human race might be so dependent that we act like the characters of WALL-E. The characters of “WALL-E” are obese and cannot function throughout their daily lives without technology. Do you want the human race to be more obese than they already are, having a computer do all the work? I do not think so.
We have to prevent our dependency before it is too late. When you come across a difficult math equation, use the ol’ pencil and paper to solve it. Instead of using the calendar on your phone to plan events, buy a 12-month calendar to track your dates. There are ways to carry on your daily life without having an iPad in sight.
Sure, it is hard to go without technology at a tech school, but it is possible to use it only when it is necessary. There is one thing for sure: I know technology will not be extinct from my life anytime soon.