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just-s | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 16, 2012 at 9:40 PM via web

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advancement of technology!

technology today makes people lazy and unhealthy

plz give ur'lls views so it helps to look at it from different ways tnx

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 16, 2012 at 10:05 PM (Answer #2)

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Technology is what you make of it. While some people do use it to avoid work, some people use technology to increase the amount of work they can do and push the envelope of productivity. Technology allows us to do things we could not otherwise do.
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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 16, 2012 at 11:17 PM (Answer #3)

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Technology also makes people more active and more healthy.  Many people use their iPods or similar devices to entertain them as they exercise.  This makes them more likely to exercise.  The exercise machines that they sometimes use are impressive pieces of technology on their own, with things like computerized resistance that changes to simulate things like running up hills.  Technology doesn't have to make us less fit.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 17, 2012 at 12:14 AM (Answer #4)

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Pohnpei makes a great point in the previous post. Although many of today's young people (and old as well) are practically addicted to their iPods and laptops, foresaking good old-fashioned exercise for constant texting and video games, modern technology can also provide great ways to stay fit. I was a witness to one of the great advances in physical fitness inventions in the early 1970s: the Nautilus weight machines. The inventor, Arthur Jones, lived nearby (I went to school with his children), and his new ways of exercising and lifting weights were quite revolutionary at the time. I still have a picture of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger using the machines at my high school gym; he traveled across the country just to give the new machines a try. Since that time, Nautilus machines have long since been replaced by newer, more technologically advanced equipment, and the future will only bring newer and better advancements.

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 17, 2012 at 1:17 AM (Answer #5)

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I have the feeling your question is the result of an assignment to write an essay, and that you want to advance the thesis that technology is making people lazy and unhealthy. I think you have supported your own thesis when asking us to give you url addresses that will support your stance instead of doing the search for resources for yourself!

Technology is a tool. Those who choose to use it can access more information more efficiently than has ever been possible and will produce at a higher level as a result. Those who choose to abuse it will yield end products that will reflect their lack of effort.

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just-s | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:15 AM (Answer #6)

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I have the feeling your question is the result of an assignment to write an essay, and that you want to advance the thesis that technology is making people lazy and unhealthy. I think you have supported your own thesis when asking us to give you url addresses that will support your stance instead of doing the search for resources for yourself!

Technology is a tool. Those who choose to use it can access more information more efficiently than has ever been possible and will produce at a higher level as a result. Those who choose to abuse it will yield end products that will reflect their lack of effort.

no honestly this was not for an essay or any school work, but just out of curiosity. i wanted to hear different views because eveyone says that technology is bad and no one speaks of its good, so i thought of raising the point here and thus resulting in seeing everyones different opinions and views.

 

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:16 AM (Answer #7)

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As people have stated above, technology can be used in both positive and negative ways. There does seem to be some correlation between the rise of the computer (and video games) and the increasing obesity rate of young people.  A good URL for investigating such things is www.google.com

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 17, 2012 at 3:23 AM (Answer #8)

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A negative aspect of technology is that people are becoming somewhat dehumanized because of their usage of computers, text messaging, Facebook, etc.  One disc jockey bemoans how young people no longer wander the aisles of video stores, chatting with one another, meeting new people vis-a-vis, etc.

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enotechris | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted February 17, 2012 at 6:37 AM (Answer #9)

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Technology isn't making or not making us do anything.  It gives us abilities that were unheard of just a short time ago, but we always have choice as to whether use it or not.

Certainly the misuse of technology will continue to cause problems, but that problem is as old as technology itself.  Consider the discovery of fire -- it can be used for lighting, heating, or cooking. Or to burn heretics.

 

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 17, 2012 at 7:14 AM (Answer #10)

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Many things today, in regards to technology, can make people lazy. That being said, many technologies are important. The fact that people have the world at their fingers in absolutely amazing. I, personally, love the fact that I do not have to go to a library to conduct research.

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