How technology will destroyour planet In my opinion, technology will destroy our planet because of all the negative environmental impacts it causes. It will also destroy our planet because technology will cause conflict between social and political groups and tear people and their relationships apart.
Cell Phones Thefirst technology that I believe will destroy our planet are cell phones. At this point in time cell phones have become such an important part of peoples lives to the point that they feel the need to be on them all the time. With the competition of these cell phones comes politics that tear people apart.
Cell Phones Continued… Thecompetition between cell phone companies gets tougher and tougher every year and creates drama between people based on what cell phone they have. There is always something better coming out and this causes conflict between people as to who is the best cell phone company or who’s cell phone is better.
Continued… Cellphones are also bad for our environment if not disposed of properly. Every year hundreds of people upgrade to new cell phones, sometimes discarding their old ones in landfills. Many do not understand that they contain metals and toxic compounds that are hazardous to the environment.
Internet/Computers Much like cell phones, if not disposed of properly computers can pose as a threat to the environment especially with the radioactive waves that come from the electric circuits in them. Computers also cause issues between people because of all the social networking sites there are now. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube and the like have taken over the internet.
Internet/Computerscontinued… Allof these sites have lead to a lack of privacy among people especially teens today. Many are unaware of the settings of such sites and the ways in which they use personal information, photos and likes and dislikes to create money. Many ad companies pay Facebook to display theirs ads if it is something that they believe would appeal to users based upon their interests.
Continued… Usuallythis information is sold to these companies so that they can develop products and services based on the interests of others. As well, the pictures and videos that people post on these sites can be used against them in court or could be the deciding factor of whether or not they receive a job. We need to become more aware of the rights and privacy we are giving up.
Continued… If we don’t at least try to limit how much of our privacy is exposed to the world eventually we will destroy our society with our own technology. With these sites people can find out a much greater amount of information on individuals than before, making it easier to blackmail people.
TelevisionIalso believe that the television is another technology that will destroy us because of the influence it has over people. People become obsessed with characters in television shows and sometimes start to pick up their traits or are influenced by what they see the characters do and sometimes start to be like them.
The End!All together I believe that technologies suchas the internet/computers, cellphones andthe television will destroy our planet. Thesetechnologies will either severely impact ourenvironment or destroy our society.
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