In today’s world, especially in the United States, everyone relies so heavily on technology. The question “How difficult would it be, if at all, to give up the following things in your life? Your television, Your cell phone, The Internet” really threw me off a bit. The options “very hard”, “somewhat hard”, “not too hard”, “not at all hard” are almost comical. The only option I could think of was ‘impossible.” It would be impossible for me to live my life without these things. I think this would be true for pretty much everyone else in America.
With the increase of technology within the even the past 10 years, there have been numerous social changes. Ten years ago, there were no iPhones or iPads. Technology wasn’t constantly surrounding us. Today, I see little children playing with their iPad while in a stroller. One of the social changes that has resulted from this increase in technology is the acceptance of the use of it in social situations. People in today’s world, need to have constant technological stimulation. It is socially acceptable now to take your phone out while eating dinner with people or taking your phone out in the middle of a conversation. Something like this would never happen ten years ago. I remember when my parents would get furious when people would call the home phone during dinner time. Now when it happens, they don’t even care. I suppose the reason for this is because technology is just completely surrounding us.
It will be interesting to see where this leads us to. Will it get to a point where humans are constantly connected to technology?