The Furture of My Favorite Technology
English and Literature
Submitted By Gutierrez1
The Future of my Favorite Technology Each generation lives in a changing world, and along with change comes innovation. There are everyday conveniences that I take for granted, yet some of them have only been commonplace for the last 15 to 20 years. Most of them were not even dreamed of when my Mother was young. She remembers when they got their first television and I cannot imagine a world without television. I am sure when my daughter gets older; she will have only faint memories of blue-ray discs and i-phones, because something better will have come along by then. As the saying goes, “change is good”, as I always say, “change is inevitable, but not necessarily good”; however, the technological advances of the last 20 years have certainly made my life different from the last generation. What will the future bring next in the world of technology?
In an article I read in Reader’s Digest recently, they asked people living in the United States what they would give up: television, cell phone, or the internet. The results showed that 49% would give up television, but if all the people polled had been over 45 years of age they would have chosen the cell phone. These are three pieces of technology that I use every day. I have had a cell phone for the last sixteen years and I do not know what I did before I had one. I could not imagine letting my daughter out of the house without hers. What did parents do before cell phones? As for the television technology, I like the convenience of not having to be home to watch my favorite program. I can record it on my digital video recorder and watch it when I have time, commercial free. Without the World Wide Web, I would not be able to take college classes online. It would be harder for me, a working adult and single mother to attend college. I could not image writing a college paper without using the internet to help me do the…...