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Technology - Tool or Master?

            Technology, a powerful tool used in everyday life has become subject of bewilderment as well as of criticism. As the world of technology thrives the allegations of its impact on the everyday life is questioned. Do we use and control technology or does it control us? In the way that society has become more dependent of technology, with it now being at home, work, restaurants and at the tip of our fingertips shows the power it holds over the lives of those who use it. Nicholas Carr and Sherry Turkle help this perspective of technology and the power it has. .
             Not too long ago peoples lived differently, without the need of technology to communicate and have fun. Today, things are much different. Our smart phones and tablets allow us to take our emails, our work, our games, our photos, our music, basically our lives are on our phones and we are taking It everywhere we go. That's changed everything. We have become increasingly dependent on the Internet for things we need to maintain our normal life. If this trend continues, as most expect it will, we may not be able to survive so easily without the Internet. Technology has evolved to accommodate the needs of everyday life, Cell phones are now in the forms of watches, Google maps has taken the form of glasses. Yes, it is made to make life easy but it seems that necessity has no longer become the mother of innovation, innovation has become "efficiency". Take Google for example, before you have finished writing your search Google already has it for you. "Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes. A few Google searches, some quick clicks on hyperlinks, and I've got the telltale fact or pitchy quote I was after." (Carr 332) Technology is making people more dependable of it, taking away the weight of having to go to the library for hours on end to finish a research paper due the next day.

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