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Opinion

Obsessed With Technology Much?

It’s a bold statement, but I truly don’t think you could live without me. I may have been a recent addition to your life, but I know you consider me to be one of your closest and trusted confidants. Maybe it’s because I’m more reliable than anyone else you know. I strive to not to ever let you down.

I wake you up every morning and do my best in attempting to keep you from falling back to sleep. I remind you when you have things to do, places to go and people to see. You tell me everything and I never tell anyone else, unless you ask me to.

I’m really exceptional with researching whatever it is you need to know at incredibly rapid rate. I’m also a first-rate multi-tasker and make a fabulous personal assistant. I can, without hesitation, inform you of the game updates while instructing you on how to cook a full Thanksgiving meal for your overly critical family of 15.

I’m ideal when you need to capture the moment. I take top-notch pictures and videos, and have the ability to edit, and save them for you for whenever sometime down the line you may need them again.

With me, you’ll never be behind on the latest trends. I keep you up to date with the latest music releases, and even take the time to organize them in such a way that you’ll know what playlist to choose when you’re trying to party.

With me you’ll never get lost, at least not for too long, and I have the ability to keep you in contact with even the most remote friends and family.

You might be a little obsessed with me though, if you don’t mind me saying so. If you can’t find me, even for a split second, you panic. If I’m having a slow day, you get frustrated with me, and if I do something wrong, you act as if it’s the end of the world and the mistake is irreversible.

What you don’t seem to realize is that I’m not perfect. I have my flaws and my moments just like you do.

Sometimes I’m so drained I die inside, and just like you, I need an energy boost to kick me back into full gear. Sometimes I feel over worked, like you expect too much from me. There are only so many tasks I can accomplish at once and I’m sorry if completing them takes a bit longer than you would like.

I constantly try to better myself, to make your life easier. I put you first; you are the center of my world and the entire sense of my being. I want to out do all possible competition; I feel I am in a category of my own. I will continue to amaze you, but only if you allow me to.

People say I am like no other, the originator of all that is to come. I am a technological masterpiece. I am an iPhone.

We as a society are obsessed with technology; that cannot be argued by even the most convincing of individuals. We rely on our electronic devices for more or less every aspect of life: from something as simple as needing to check the weather for the week, to the luxury of being able to keep in contact with our friends overseas, which in essence, is an amazing technological advancement that should not be taken for granted. Generations before us relied on pen and paper, while we literally have the world at our fingertips.

It’s not our fault; our generation was born into this vast wonderland of ever changing technological accomplishments. We were brought up around computers and cell phones, but what technology has become is far more than playing “Snake” on your Nokia phone.

Now games are interactive; today, it’s Words, Scramble, and Dice With Friends. “Face-time” has surpassed the once imperative-to-adolescence AOL Buddylist and the coined phrase, “There’s an app for that,” is as literal as it is overused.

If 20 years ago, our parents could not imagine what metamorphosis the iPhone, or any smart phone for that matter, would bring to their lives, it is scary to think what the world may be like for our children, and even more advanced, our grandchildren.

There is nowhere to go but forward in advancing technology, making our lives easier and hopefully better as a whole in the long run.

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Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey
07764

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