Technology: Advantages And Disadvantages

Technology: Advantages And Disadvantages

How Technology Shapes Our World
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Technology has started to take over the world. Everyone has a smartphone or a smart device glued to their hands at all times, an understanding of technology has now become a must in the professional field, and even school are requiring students to use ebooks and devices in order to have a “paper-free” class. Technology may seem like a huge advancement to society, but with large advancements comes equally large setbacks. Here are a few advantages and disadvantages of technology in today's world.

Advantages:

  1. Social connections: We now live in an era of social media. Everyone has a need to be connected whether it is to their friends and family or to information, and social media offers it all. With social media we have never been as connected as we are now. Everyone around us can be reached instantly with a single click.
  2. The age of Google: Everyone has been in a situation when they didn’t know an answer to a question. Before we would have to use extensive research to find an answer, now we just use google. You can find an answer for almost anything on google and the information comes almost instantly.
  3. Efficiency: The use of technology has made all of our lives incredibly efficient. Machines now build products at faster speeds, programs can help organize and maintain many different aspects of life, and even people can usually type faster than they can write. While living in a fast pace world, fast paced technology is a must.
  4. Creativity: Today, a majority of people in the U.S. have access to technology. This widespread accessibility is helping people express themselves in many different ways. Now, you don’t have to be in media in order to have your opinions heard. You can post what you are thinking on many different platforms for people to see and spread your thoughts and beliefs in very creative ways.
  5. Entertainment: Technology has given us many ways to entertain ourselves. Various websites, including Youtube, social media, and netflix, offer hours upon hours of entertainment for those boring nights.

Disadvantages:

  1. Social Connections: While some may see social media a positive take on relationships, others can see it as the exact opposite. Social media not only helps us stay connected, but also keeps us from seeing each other face-to-face. The advantage of having access to everyone at our fingertips is causing us to no longer meet each other in person. If you have a question, you can just instant message someone to find out the answer. But, not matter how convenient social media is, it will never take over the need to social interaction in real life.
  2. Paper-free classes: Although paper-free classes can be seen as an advantage to the environment, it can also be damaging to students. The use of technology in classes can sometimes be a distraction from the work at hand. While using a smart device with everything one click away (including social media), students are bound to let their minds and eyes wander to other sites, and not the assignment at hand.
  3. Malfunctions: I think everyone has heard the phrase, “technology is great, until it doesn’t work.” There is nothing more frustrating than having technology not work right when it needs to. This can cause some major problems in a world that is so dependent on technology, and can set us back a few hours, and even days.
  4. Dependency: I will be the first to admit that I am super dependent on my smartphone and even laptop. I cannot go one day without checking my notifications and seeing what is going on in the world. But, this can lead to problems. People have become so dependent on technology that they don’t try to explore life outside of a smart device and risk missing out on many amazing opportunities all around us
  5. Plagiarism: Plagiarism has become a huge problem in academics. With information at our fingertips, it is very easy to be able to copy and paste information directly from a site, which can lead to very serious consequences.
  6. False Information: With more and more people posting on the internet, the chances that the information being posted is factual becomes slimmer and slimmer. It can be very difficult for people to determine whether a source is credible or not. This can lead to false information being taken seriously, and changing perspectives of those who believe it.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Antonio Brown Vs. JuJu Smith-Schuster

AB's low-blow at JuJu has put a target on his back for the impending 2019 season.

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Recently, Raiders wide-receiver Antonio Brown initiated a Twitter "war" after Steelers wide-receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was named MVP for the 2018 season. Brown retaliated with a response to a tweet shared by a fan that sparked a fire and brought emotions to an all time high within the NFL fan base. All of which took place after the former wide-receiver for Pittsburgh previously tweeted "Keep your emotions off the internet" just hours earlier, acting as if he is the herald of good advice. Ever since then AB has been nothing but emotional, even taking down a former teammate in the process.

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We've all been exposed to AB's attitude since he was drafted to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, but it's gotten worse over time. Still, Pittsburgh fans disregarded his actions for a while because of his skills on the field and million dollar smile. His charm and endless pictures of his children always, if not most of the time, managed to get the fans of Steeler Nation to turn a blind eye to his mischievous ways- at least until the past few seasons. It seemed that his attitude had gotten worse, along with his sense of entitlement and spreading of hate and jealousy toward his fellow players. His attitude and purposeful actions eventually granted his wish of being traded from the Steelers, ending up as the Raiders' new wide-receiver. Ever since the trade, his ruthless attitude and ongoing hypocrisy continues to ascend to greater levels than before, after JuJu fired back at Antonio with a dose of his own medicine.

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Immediately following, JuJu expressed the betrayal and disrespect he received, regardless of the fact that he practically idolized AB since he got drafted in 2017. The rookie MVP called out the Pittsburgh veteran for the size of his ego and ability to fire shots at people that adored him. If anything, this debacle was an enlightening event for the young WR and is now aware of what kind of person his former idol is.

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Following this, AB decided to take advantage of one of his known slogans #CallGod a few days after the fact. Instead of continuing his antagonizing behavior, he decided to quote the Bible as if it would excuse his initial shot toward JuJu. In doing so, he decided to carefully pick verses from Luke 6 in order to fit his own egotistical agenda.

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"But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return." Luke 6:35, a verse that is visibly ignored to avoid contradictions for his recent actions. As we can see in the tweet thread, fans are recognizing the hypocrisy that Antonio Brown is proudly exuding and are emphasizing it. AB's repugnant attitude and "preaching" has pushed fans to see that Brown will betray anyone who attempts to take his spotlight, regardless of him making the same mistakes in past seasons. The once-beloved, former Pittsburgh WR is ready and willing to place blame on fellow teammates but will very rarely take blame for his own faults. Because of this trait and actions that have followed, Brown now has a target on his back for the 2019 season.

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The NFC is ready to avenge JuJu Smith-Schuster and I don't believe Antonio realizes what he's gotten himself into. It's no secret that Brown has quick feet and can run across the field with great speed and agility, but people always find a way when rage drives them. It seems as if JuJu has great support across the entirety of the NFL, regardless of rivalries that exist.

Let's remember: Antonio Brown was in his prime with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Raiders are getting the aftermath that won't last much longer. It wouldn't surprise me if the Raiders make arrangements for someone to buy-out his three-year contract if his attitude doesn't improve. No team, no coach, will tolerate Antonio longer than Coach Tomlin did. Regardless, AB better start taking his "Call God" slogan seriously because he might need the Big-Man soon if he continues his disgusting and childish shenanigans.

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