Our Technology Dependence: Is It Going Too Far?
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As a society we are ever more increasing our dependence upon technology, investing millions a year on the best gadgets. But surely with a bit of thought we could save ourselves hundreds just by working with everything we have already got. As well as living in a time of economic troubles, when money is short and jobs fewer, we are living in an age where technology is rapidly expanding. And it is expanding into our everyday lives. As a nation, we spend millions per year on upgrding our existing technologies. A new TV here, the latest iPad there. We even have phone deals which allow us to uprade ur phone every year. Ir would seem then we are addicted to updating our electrical gadgets. With increasing computer literacy, and more reliance on technology in the work place, it is hard to see where this will ever end. It wasn't until yesterday, when I was sat with my friends having a drink and chatting away when I realised. Actually, our dependence on technology is so great, we fail to see the simple options in front of us. I am the user of one of the latest digital magnifiers, which without being being econimically crude, cost several hundreds of pounds. Returning to the moment of revelation, on the next door table was a young blind man trying to read a menu. He refused help though obviously stuggling. It was not until moments later it hit me - he was using his camera phone to read the menu.
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