The Effect of Technology on My Life

The Effect of Technology on My Life
I roll around on my bed, tossing and turning. The blare from my alarm clock deafens my right ear, and I quickly throw an arm over to it and slam on the snooze button. It is 6 o?clock in the morning, and already technology has affected my life. I fall to my feet and walk towards the showers. Another form of technology is about to take over my life. Well, at least for the next ten to 20 minutes.
The alarm clock, running water, these are only two of the millions of examples of technology I will encounter today. I place technology into two, well, three basic categories: Informative, which helps us obtain and use information, Communicative, which includes language, signs, and the like, and that help us communicate with each other, and Useful, such as electricity and running water. These are the things that make our lives easier and help us get through the day to day. Also, there are those things that we are taught. I believe that learning, such as being racist, is a technology. Okay, so I have four categories, all right? Education and Learning is the fourth. I believe this because you are not born a racist, you?re your environment and those you are around teach you to be that way. Also, it ties in to other forms of technology. Like, when you?re a baby, you can?t speak, so you have no way to communicate how you fell. But as you grow older, you learn language that you hear being spoken around you. You slowly pick up on the words and phrases used to express desires and thoughts. This is learning and teaching as technology.



This ?story? is about how my life is affected by technology, and so I got to thinking: What better way to explain this than to take you (the reader) on a journey through a typical day in my life? Here we go.



I?ve already woken up, and taken my shower, and now I trudge back to my room to get ready for my classes. I turn on my lamp (technology), without which I couldn?t put on my make-up. I turn on the television (technology) and flip through the channels to see if there is anything on that could possibly wake me up. I find nothing intriguing, so I turn to Animal Planet. That always works. After I put on my clothes and socks and shoes, I decide to chill for a minute and grab my lighter (technology) and sit in the window (technology) for a quick nic-fix.



I grab me keys and run out the door when I hear the tower clock (technology) chime (technology). I have to lock (technology) the door because my roommate isn?t here. I run through the hallways of my building and leap towards the Humanities Building (technology). I am late for English. I sit down at a computer (technology) and check my email (technology) while the professor babbles something about some paper (technology) we have due today. So how do I explain to him that my computer disc (technology) on which I had saved my paper somehow was involved in the worst traffic accident in the history of Earth? I don?t think he?s biting. Que sera, sera.



I exit the building and walk to my next class: Anthropology (technology). I sit in the chairs (technology) and watch as Dr. P. lowers the overhead screen (technology) and turns on the digital video player thingy (technology, technology, technology). We are watching a video on chimps and how they use? you guessed it: technology! Isn?t that just swell? They use twigs as tools for getting insects and logs and rocks for cracking nuts. They are just cruising up the evolutionary ladder, aren?t they?



After I wake, I mean, get up, I go to get some lunch in the Student Center. I decide on Subway. I think I?ll have a steak n? cheese. The guy behind the counter pulls a small tray of pepper-steak out of the refrigerator (technology) and sticks it into the microwave (technology) so that it?s not as cold as my roommate when she?s in a bad mood. Gee, I hope she doesn?t read this! I sit in the ?coral? and eat my sloppy, less than appetizing sandwich and inhale a plastic, cylindrical container of a sugar filled carbonated beverage, other wise known as Pepsi. The three guys who do the radio station (technology) are blaring Gwar, or some other random head banging music, but no one really listens.



After finishing my lovely lunch, I head off to my history class, where I will learn about the cultures and technologies of early civilizations. I sit back and watch as Dr.W. puts an overhead (technology) transparency (technology) up so we can see the kingdom of the ancient Greeks. Finally, something I can get in to.



This class goes quick and I have only one left before I have to get ready for work. I hurdle up the stairs of Humanities again and head towards my favorite class, Spanish (technology). I walk through the door and Sra. B. is already speaking (technology) rapidly in Spanish about today?s lesson. I quickly sit down. She looks up at me, slightly upset, and goes back to her lesson. She gibbers something about a video (technology) and she puts it in the television (technology). We watch the film for about five minutes and then she says something about a pop-quiz. Oh no, not those two words! I can?t believe this!



I trudge out of the room after class and back to my room for a much-deserved nap. I lie down, close my eyes, and my roommate bursts through the door like a bat out of Hell! I really want to shoot (technology) her right now! However, I think of the results of that and decide that I should just get up and go for a short walk. That will wake me up. I didn?t know when I walked out of my dorm door that I was going to be harassed by an idiot who thinks they?re special because they drive a bmw (technology). They honk (technology) at me furiously as I attempt to cross the street.



?Hey!? I yell at the top of my lungs, ?I have the right of way! Do you not see that little sign (technology) over there that says ?Walk??? Now I?m really? uh, steamed! I hate (technology) people.



I return to my room to change into my work uniform. As I tie my shoes, I realize that I only have ten minutes to get there, or I am going to get yelled at by Mister Mikey, as I like to call him. He has no idea of how horrible my day has been, and I don?t think he really cares, either. I grab his swipe-card thing (technology) and put my name into the register (technology) and get out the drawer so I can count my money (technology). I really dislike this place with a burning passion. I look up at the monitor (technology) and see that someone has just ordered 7 Grande Combos. I guess that?s my fault too, huh?



Seven hours pass and I finally get to go home. My roommate isn?t there so I might actually get to sleep tonight, something I haven?t done in a couple of days. At around 12:35 a.m., my aunt decides to call me (technology) and ask me how my day was. It takes all of my energy not to yell at her. When we hang up, I die and go to Dreamland. Hallelujah! Amen.



As you can very well see, everything I did today required technology in some way, shape, or form ? from using computers to my Spanish class. The whole world seems to revolve around that ten-letter-word. As a means of communication, as a means of gathering information, or as a way to make life easier, everyone uses technology everyday. Technology, not money, makes the world go round, and we are powerless to stop it. That?s why it is so important to teach the next generation about it, and help them learn about this marvel of modern society. In order to function in the world, you must have at least the very basic knowledge of how to communicate and find what you are looking for. Otherwise, you?re just a lost ball in high weeds.

The Effect of Technology on My Life 9.6 of 10 on the basis of 1807 Review.