Negative Effects of Modern Day Technology Essay

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Negative Effects of Modern Day Technology

Where have all the humans gone? To their screens of course, where they always go these days. The digital crowd has a way of incorporating technology into everything, to the point where a family can’t sit in a room together for a half an hour without somebody, or everybody, peeling off to their electronics. The long term affects of growing up saturated in technology is slowly being discovered and the findings are not positive. People are becoming amerced in an unrealistic world. As a nation we need to realize the issues that are linked with the involvement of technology.

Not having to use our mental abilities is the biggest drawback of technology. It only appears that individuals
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But only when the rats take a break from their exploration do they process those patterns in a way that seems to create a persistent memory. In that vein, recent imaging studies of people have found that major cross sections of the brain become surprisingly active during downtime. These brain studies suggest to researchers that periods of rest are critical in allowing the brain to synthesize information, make connections between ideas and even develop the sense of self. (Wollen) People move from one activity to the next, from one device to another, never giving their brains a rest to process the information being taken in. “Downtime is to the brain what sleep is to the body,” said Dr. Rich of Harvard Medical School. “But kids are in a constant mode of stimulation.” (Wollen)

Dr. Gary Small, author of "iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind," says that constant use of the Internet, Blackberrys and video games is not only altering our lives, it's altering our brains. (Collins) Many health issues are rising due to the increase use of technology; possible worsening of attention (increase ADHD), less physical exercise and increase body weight, and decreased social skills/eye contact. (Collins) Researchers all over the world believe excessive use of the Internet, cell phones, and other technologies can cause us to become more impatient, impulsive, forgetful, and even more

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