To The Person Complaining About Technology Ruining Society

To The Person Complaining About Technology Ruining Society

And the one saying we should look up from our phones.

You’re right.

Those webcomics talking about how "Technology will destroy us all!!!" with each exclamation another layer of your frenzied and entitled attitude must mean you're right.

You sit down and write with such ferocity you hope the clacking of your laptop keyboard doesn't give way to those typing fingers and rip the A S D F keys out of their sockets.

You pat yourself on the back with phrases like

~~Heads lured by Samsung’s seductress~~


~~The Apple iPhone of my eyes~~

You’re right.

We can’t help it. We are so disconnected. We don’t ask people how their day was. We don’t ask the 50-something-year-old man sitting next to us on a bench in a Denny’s what he plans on ordering while we wait to hear our party's name. According to the 50-something-year-old man’s son, we are wired to technology, and he treats himself to fried donut balls for his impeccable use of the word "wired." His comic goes viral on Facebook, ironically. It’s a success. His victory warrants a scoff from him to the young girl playing on an iPad on that same bench. In the apocalypse descending on his world, he preaches from the bunkers.

Do you mind if I respond?

It’s awesome. I find it awesome. This is awesome, not sad. No matter how far we fall into this beautiful world digitally constructed by others and ourselves, it can’t destroy us. What are you talking about? The affection people give each other tie personal connections stronger than rock —no, that's too cliche — connections tighter than your stomach after eating a peanut butter cup pancake breakfast with hash browns and fried eggs from Denny’s.

Communication and connections are what keeps us grounded, what helps us carry on, and technology can enhance those wonderful, human experiences for us.

We are rooted in the organic and pure sensation of emotions, so heaven forbid that we want to carry that into our text conversation, tweet or video conversation.

So maybe you're wrong.

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Even though some games were blocked on the school's internet, these games were not (for most people) and we used it to our full advantage. Also, one of the pictures on this article will take you to the actual game itself, it is up to you to find it. Good Luck!

1. Poptropica

This game was always so fun but 99% of the time I would only play on spy island.


This is the source of misbehavior in schools because this game was so aggravating.

3. playretrogames

This entire website was never blocked so it was constantly being played on the computer.

4. CoolMath

Again, an entire gaming website that was never blocked and had what was honestly some really fun casual games.

5. The Impossible Quiz


If you are kids are in school and looking for some fun during the day, these websites are almost never blocked by the school's wifi. (Just don't get caught). I hope you enjoyed this article and if you did please feel free to follow myself and the Anderson Universtiy page and I will see you all next time, bye!

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