After the recent crash of the y-drive, our school is reminded not only of the importance of technology, but also the tragedies that can strike when it fails. In a generation where technology is everywhere, it’s hard to deny that a life without technology is simply unimaginable. While it allows us to obtain quick and useful information, contact people more easily, and have fun, it can also have a devastating outcome. We must remember that technology is not perfect. We put too much faith into something that can be very unpredictable.
It is becoming more and more common to see elementary school kids and even kids young as kindergartners tapping away at the newest iphone model. This could lead to a lack of social skills. While they may gain excessive knowledge in the technological world, it could also have an immense effect on how they are able to communicate with others in person. While technology provides us with social media and texting, we at the Scarlette believe that old-fashioned talking face to face can sometimes be more productive, and always more meaningful.
No matter how advanced technology may be, it is always a good idea to have a backup. While technology has made our lives easier, it has also made it more complicated. But a simple plan B is always safe and will take away any unnecessarily heavy dependence. It’s good to be tech-savvy, not tech-obsessed to the point where your every plan and move relies on your phone.