Technology Autobiography

Our generation is looked at by others as a group that grew up very reliant on technology. This may be true for some people, but it is not for everyone. In my case I did not use much technology growing up. I had things like ipods and i had a cell phone at a relatively young age but they spent most of their time on a shelf somewhere rather than in use. I would use it from time to time when I remembered that i had it but not very often. My technology use really started to increase probably when I was around twelve years old. That is when my peers started to get their own phones and I would use mine to talk to them, but it is very different now than it was then. At that time I would text to make plans and not much else and I did not spend very much time doing that. Now we obviously still text to make plans, but there is so much more involved. People can and do text for any possible reason at any time of the day. It has turned into another form of entertainment for some. They will text all day and night everyday just to amuse themselves. This is what I believe the majority of technology has turned into. They were created for many different reasons, but now they are all just used when people are bored. Phones for example were meant for people to talk to each other, in their simplest form, but instead people do almost anything other than talk to each other. It is all social media, music and games. I am not saying that this is wrong or that I am not part of the group that uses technology for entertainment. I am only showing how technology and the use of technology has changed in the past ten years. Ten years ago people, mostly adults, used laptops mainly at work and just for work. Now people of all ages use laptops for everything. To watch TV, play games, go on social media, listen to music, etc.. For example before i was working on this is was watching Netflix and playing music through my laptop. I believe this is how the majority of our generation uses our technology.And yes they are still used for work but the ratio of work to fun or entertainment is quite uneven in favor of entertainment. In my personal experience people spend much more time using technology than they did when we were younger myself included. I spend multiple hours a day using technology whether it is doing school work, music or whatever. And with this use I have learned more about technology and that only helps me used it more and use it better. That it one thing about technology once you figure out how one piece of technology works you can use most technology out there. I believe this with the improvement of our technology is what has pulled us into this lifestyle. The more we learn the more we use and are capable of using and than it gets to the point where we use technology almost exclusively. We use it for school now more than pen and paper. It is almost strange because I can remember a time when technology was almost completely banned in school, but now it is used almost exclusively. All of our homework, papers, etc. are all handed in online rather than physical handwritten copies. I can not even think of the last time i hand writ a paper and handed it in.  Technology has changed the way that I function in my day to day life and I think most would agree that it has changed theirs as well.

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