How Technology Has Hurt Us

Although many inventions have helped us and made our lives easier they
have also caused some problems.
With the invention of the car came problems such as air pollution.
Cities are becoming more and more congested with people using their cars even
for short distances. The government is trying to make this better by making
cars pass an emmission control test. Another problem with cars is that hundreds
of people die or get seriously injured each year.
Another technical invention that maybe we would have been better without
is weapons. Although weapons were made to protect our country and keep freedom
it seems to have done the opposite. Drive by shootings are a daily occurence in
our big cities. More people are turning the guns on themselves. Kids bring
guns to school with them for protection against people who may use a gun on them
for retaliation. Politically its divided the nation on whether private citizens
should be able to carry guns.
Disposable items have caused a big garbage problem. We use everything
from disposable pens to disposable diapers. We can stop some of the garbage
problem by recycling.
Air conditioners are using up allot of our electricity. There are times
in the summer when brown outs happen because if our excessive use of the air
conditioners. Freon gets released into our environment.
Today people are being kept alive longer and longer. People that have
no chance of recovery are being kept alive on ventilators. This causes a great
expense to society and an emotional stress on the family. Even though older
people may beg to let them die medicine refuses to let them. This is slowly
changing with living wills.
Even though we love to watch TV it has also caused problems. Some
people say that violence has increased in America because there is too much
violence on television. Family time has become less because people are watching
TV. Kids spend more time locked upstairs in their bedrooms watching TV.
Negative news comes into our living rooms every night.
I would rather try to solve the problems that technology has caused than
not to think of any new ways to make our lives easier.

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