Is an increase in dependency in technology making people dumb? Over the years the use in technology has noticeably increased across the world, especially amongst younger folk. More people spend more time on their computer, laptop, phone, video-games, etc. more than ever before and the trend in usage is going upward. Is this making the populace dumber however? Well first let's take a step back at the original question; "Is an increase in dependency in technology making people dumb? " The first thing we must answer is, are we truly dependent on tech in order to live? And if so, is our dependence increasing over time? Well, let's look at what we use tech for. Computers have a wide variety of uses. For example, we can use computers for playing games, surfing the internet, checking emails., selling products, buying products, finding restaurants to eat at recommendation, finding answers to life's questions and much more things. Same thing goes for laptops and phone, since now-a-days these pieces of tech are interchangeable in getting what one wants or needs. Let's look at these things individually. Playing games. Games are fun and have a part of the animal kingdom far before written history. So do we need computers to play games? Not really, we have sports that we can play without computers, we can play card games, board games, and trivia, which none required a computer to play. Next we will look at surfing the internet. To put it, you do need a tech device to surf the internet, but it begs the question, does a person need to surf the net in order to survive. It depends, let's dive into this deeper with the next few points. Checking emails is great way to send messages instantly, before this mail could only be sent in person or through a physical mail carrier. Email, faster? Yes. Necessary for relaying information and messages? No. Buying and selling products obviously can still be done through brick and mortar method and yes is more convenient to do purchases and sales online, but not needed. Finding restaurants to eat at is easy as getting into a car or walking around to find a place to eat. No need for tech to fix this issue, only makes it faster and easier. Also restaurants aren't needed to in order to acquire food. Finally we getting to finding answer's to life's questions. The internet has definitely helped in making this a lot faster and efficient but before the web we went to libraries, bookstore and school; which we still do; and find these answer through books or lectures. So now it is established that we do not need tech in order to do basic functions of life. So that also begs the question, if we do not need tech to live, then how are depending on it more and more. Maybe it is an addiction to something that stimulates the brain. This has always been the human condition and therefore we cannot blame technology in human error. Tech is not making the population dumber, the population in whole is already dumb in a sense and no matter if tech is taken away or not, people will continue to find ways to stimulate their brains.
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