Essay, Pages 2 (255 words)
We live in a time of technology as a medium of almost every single thing that we do. According to studymoose, Technology is the making, modification usage and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, systems and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem. In other words, technology is making us lazy, it procastinates us and doesn’t hone our thinking skills.
Our phones are constantly buzzing. The red notification has permeated our lives it’s on our laptops, on our phones begging us to pay attention; begging us to drop everything and find outВ what it could possibly be.
Inadvertently, technology has become our closest friend, the person we will do anything for, drop anything for, even break away from an important conversation to be with. Without technology and our mobile phones in particular, we feel naked, stripped and alone. Vacations now include a laptop. What’s a trip without photos that we immediately upload to Facebook and Instagram? It’s like it didn’t happen, at least if we don’t share them in real-time.
Are we really that lonely, sad and desperate for attention? According to Louis CK we are:’Pretty much 100% of people are texting while driving and they’re killing everyone with their cars. People are willing to risk taking a life and ruining their own because they don’t want to be alone for 5 seconds.’ Work is only an email away, making time off and vacations a distant reality. Phones buzz; emails alert; but we’re never satisfied with what we get.
FOMO is ruining people’s lives.