Depending on Technology?

This week’s blog topic “We have become too dependent on technology and what we really need is to unplug”: agree or disagree?

This week the topic was an interesting one. We have often here about how it would be best to unplug and give up technology but is that really the best idea. Noah and Morgan debated this topic this week.

Lets start with the agree side and the first article “How much is too much? Technology in the Classroom“. It discusses the idea that “Why Johnny can’t add without a calculator”. This one is an interesting one to me being a math major. I was taught in elementary school to never use a calculator then in high school I always used a calculator but then in university calculators weren’t allowed in certain classes. This one is hard to me because while I think that students should be able to know the skills how to add but a calculator could beneficial as well.

Now looking at the disagree side and the first article Is Technology Good or Evil?  In this article is says “Technology can give you cancer, and technology can cure your cancer. So it’s not about whether technology is good or bad; it’s about what we decide to do with technology that matters.” This quote really stands out to me because just like everyone else in our lives there are benefits and disadvantages to it.

The next article How Technology Has Helped or Bettered Our Society? one of the ones that stood out to me was “Education
With the new technology of eLearning, student now actually can have visible reasons for everything that exists in the world.” Without technology we wouldn’t be taking this class.

Now I think that unplugging can be beneficial for a short time or a break but I don’t think it is a long term solution. Much like Brooklynn said unplugging is a Band-Aid fix. Technology is not going anywhere and it would be difficult to try to navigate society without it.

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