Are we letting technology control us?
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As my adversary has failed to define the necessary words, so I'll do it
Technology: machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge.
Control: to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events.
Con's(Against): No, we aren't letting technology control us
Pro's(For) Stand: Yes, we are letting technology control us
First off, here's an advice. Punctuation is very important. There are many occurences where your punctuations made me re-read the whole sentence, as it is very, very confusing.
Also, from your previous argument, you did not clarify anything about whether technology is controlling us or not. You're just presenting the pros and cons of technology, instead of whether we are letting technology control us. Even so, I'll still present why I believe we are indeed letting technology control us.
From the definition above, technology is indeed influencing and directing our behavior. Every time humanity discovers and invent new technology, our behavior also evolves. This is natural, as we are just trying to adap to new discoveries. As the saying goes, "When in Rome, do what the Romans do." Similarly, in the future, adapt to it.
Here are some examples how human has changed. Back then, when humans need knowledge, they would seek advice from a wise man, or a sage. When books were discovered, man would head off to the library for knowledge. When the internet was discovered, man changed his behavior and started his search for knowledge on the PC. Note how humans have changed. Their goal remained the same; to seek knowledge, but their methodology evolved as technology evolved.
One of the major technnology that has influenced us a lot is the internet. Instead of reading physical books, we have changed to reading texts online. From watching movies in cinema, we now watch online. From how we used to send letters, we can know Facebook or e-mail our friends. The internet had indeed influenced and change how our lives were.
To end, I'm not saying that technology is bad or good. I'm saying that it has indeed controlled, or influenced how we live greatly. So, in short, technology has indeed influenced and direct our lives, and we are fine to let it control and lead us on towards the future. Thank you.
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