Name: Professor: Course: Date: Is Technology Helping or Harming Us? Technology is the art of using a form of machine or device in aiding an activity. These are either machines or activities that aid human actions such as thinking reading travelling and writing. There have been several attributes that have been associated with the use of technology. The argument is on whether by using technology human beings are benefited more or it poses more harm to the user. The kind of harm that technology has on an individual is based on the kind of technology the duration of usage and the purpose for its use. Technology is one of the greatest inventions and therefore it is expected that the benefits may be more than its disadvantages. While it is true that there are several uses and benefits of using technology there is also an equal amount of fouls that there should be control on its usage. Instead of sitting down for long hours in front of the computer screen an individual should embrace human interaction through face to face connection. Children should have limited time on technological use and this adopted only when necessary. Further research should also be embraced to further analyze the negative impacts of technology as well as its mitigation measure to help people avoid these negative attributes of technology. Work cited Carr Nicholas. Is Google making us stupid? The Atlantic. 2008. Retrieved from: www.theatlantic.com Thompson Clive. How digital tools are making kids smarter. The globe and mail. 2013. Retrieved from: www.theglobeandmail.com Turkle Sherry. Stop googling. Let’s talk. The New York Times. 2015. Retrieved from: www.nytimes.com Willingham Daniel. Smartphones don’s make us dumb. The New York Times. 2015. Retrieved from: www.nytimes.com Zimmer Carl. How Google is making us smarter. Discover Magazine. 2009. Retrieved from: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/feb/15-how-google-is-making-us-smarter [...]
>Persuasive essay >5 Pages using MLA format and include additional Works Cited page (this does not count towards the 5 pages of content). >Sources: "Smartphones Don't Make Us Dumb" by Daniel T. Willingham, "Stop Googling. Let's Talk." by Sherry Turkle, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" by Nicholas Carr, "How Google Is Making Us Smarter." by Carl Zimmer, and lastly, "The Dumbest Generation? No, Twitter Is Making Kids Smarter." by Clive Thompson >DO NOT use any additional sources unless you obtain the instructor's permission >Clearly written thesis statement, that takes a position on the issue >You do not have to take a simple either/or position, and may instead develop a more complex stance, eg., Technology is helping us in some ways, but hurting us in others or Technology is negatively affecting us by..., but can be useful in... >Thesis statement should be more specific, reflecting the argument that you develop in the paper >Explain, "Why are we talking about this?" "Why is this important?" >Body paragraphs should fully develop the reasons for your position (claims). >Support claims with properly cites quotes from the sources as evidence and in the right context >Explain quotes and how they support your decision >Include a counter-argument. Describe the other side's claim and refute it (explain why it is wrong).