The modern generation is addicted to technology. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Technology has made its way into their lives because it is fun, easy to use, quick to access, and more fulfilling than any other source of information around them. For example, imagine they are deciding whether to do their homework research using the internet or books and periodicals. The answer is clear; of course it is easier to do the research using the Internet. The brain of the younger generation is just like internet technology. Since the new technology is very fast their brains have also become very fast. Some argue that the Internet is a waste of time. Would you agree?
“Texting and I.M’ing my friends gives me a constant feeling of comfort” wrote one student. This is true because with the stress and busyness of a young person’s life now, they cannot find any other way to get comfort and fun. They only find comfort in their friends, whom they can only reach with the help of technology.
Playing games on new technology also makes the modern generation feel comforted because with new technology you can do sport and travel to different parts of the world with your friend next to you with the help of virtual reality games and tours. Technology also help the young to have access to all the information they look for easily. New information, photographs, comments, articles on any topic can be reached within the time it takes to touch a button – just a click away. Businesses around the world know about the needs of the new generation, so they are working very hard to develop more programmes, network systems and games so that it gets even easier to use technology in every part of our lives.
However, it is not very uncommon to see people around us who do not use so much technology. Their life is not as fast as the generation described above. They cannot, or prefer not to, chat with friends or follow all the new information around them easily. Their ability to use these new technologies can be slow compared to the newer generation who is used to using communication technology all the time. The older generations don’t use technology as fast, even though it is user friendly, because their minds or brains don’t function like this new generation. This is due to their in-exposure to modern technologies. There are grandparents of my friends who cannot even use the ATM machines by the banks, which are not very difficult. There are some teachers of us who cannot use all the functions of the computers which they have. The reason is simple: They are not used to it.
Technology is not as difficult or as harmful as the older generations believe it to be. They do not know how convenient technology makes our lives. Machines have brains and so do we. Brain work is needed for 21st century.