We live in a society where we depend on our cell phones. Everywhere we go we need it. "Hey can you tell me what time it is?" Sure let me look at my phone real quick." Our generation is so caught up and infatuated with having to always be connected. We constantly need to know what our friends are up to and have this drive to be in sync with each other.
To be honest I can not imagine my life without a cell phone. How would I communicate with my friends and family? What would i do in class when I am bored? How would I Facetime people and feel as if they are within my presence?
9/10 times we don't think about those questions because having technology isn't an opportunity; it is a part of us. We are constantly on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and yet that is never enough. Our phone is always coming out with software updates and apps are constantly changing to please the people using it.
Technology is one of the most harmful, yet one of the greatest inventions to ever encounter to human race. Growing up throughout the 2000's, I have had the privilege of seeing how much technology has changed over the years. I remember when texting first came about in the early 2000's. It was the beginning to something that was going to change our lives. I started off in the 6th grade with a flip phone and I am here today with a iPhone 6s. From pushing buttons to taping a touch screen, technology is forever changing and shaping our lives.
We are always in a constant need to "have the next best thing." Whenever we get a brand-new piece of technology, a couple months down the road there is always something new coming out. My generation is compelled to keep up with the new and latest technology. What we have is never good enough. Everything we do have becomes outdated within months of purchasing it.
Why am I so hooked on technology? Well, i feel like we live in a society where we forgot what it's like to put down our cellphones and have a real conservation. When was the last time you picked up the phone to talk to your friend instead of texting them? Technology affords so many opportunities to create conversation, yet it hinders our social skills. We somehow forgot that hangout shouldn't be people staring at their phones. Cellphones shouldn't be a scapegoat to get out of a awkward situation .
Don't get me wrong. I personally am addicted to technology, but I also should be able to experience what it is like to live without it. I feel like it would be good to leave our phone at home one day and take a walk with a friend. I am kind of jealous of the generation before mine. They got to live most of there lives without a cellphone and got to enjoy one another company without a piece of technology in the way, let alone have to ability to have real genuine conversations. It is so amazing how technology has shaped my generation.