Lost in Convenience
From the beginning of time people have made advances in technology for the sake of convenience. With the advancements of knowledge in our ever changing world inconvenience has become a thing of the past, or has it? In almost every aspect of one’s life we deal with technology. It is how we deal with that technology decides whether it is useful or not. In this essay, I will address the ways technology has affected my life and the lives of my friends and family through my own observations, experience and actions.
Thinking of both convenience and technology in terms of comfort, it can work for us or against us. Technology has taken us away from the discomfort of everyday ...view middle of the document...
This is not a necessity, but a luxury, our society loves its gadgets. From cell phones to computers giving us 24 hour access to global information at a touch of a switch, this is more than we need or can handle. With all the technology in the world today one would think that nothing is inconvenient and everything is accessible, but what is inconvenience? Is a baby or your pet an inconvenience, taking care of your parents, an inconvenience? It all depends on how we perceive these inconveniences or disturbances, and whether or not something is viewed as an inconvenience or convenience.
I’ve looked at having several items in my life that are convenient and not convenient. From my car to my credit card these and more are convenient. It’s all the things involved with the convenience that make them inconvenient. Like getting the money to keep up the maintenance and put gas in the car, to maintaining my balance for my credit card to have the money for my car. It is the convenient possessions that make the inconvenient belongings better. I wonder sometimes if the opposite is true then convenient things are inconvenient and the inconvenient things are extremely convenient.
I looked at some of my own gadgets and thought are they actually convenient. Everyday a new advancement or gadget comes out that is run by machines to where one wonders when they will take over if they have not already. Just look around you and notice all things you use to do that can now be done by machines. Imagine communicating without a phone or watching television without the screen. Will people evolve technology, so much so that convenience takes over and we all become obsolete? Will people live in isolation and just interact through surrogate robots? It is not if these Things are going to happen, but when and to what lengths will we go just to have convenience in our life.
We have gotten so used to technology being convenient that most are necessary just to do everyday life, and...