How Technology Hurts 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
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
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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