Emerging Perspectives: Student Chapters

Technological Takeover or Technological Makeover?

Alana Bowser

Is it just me or does it feel like the whole world is going crazy? From a global pandemic, to a civil rights revolt, to talk about election fraud, it seems like everything is spiraling out of control and technology seems to be adding fuel to the fire. It feels as if technology is the invisible hand that controls us all on every level, individually and as a culture. As technological advancements push further, the concern for the problems perpetuated by them rises as well. I am not trying to be labeled as a “Karen” of my generation, but technology is slowly eating away at our brains and degrading the fabrics that hold our society together…

…The United States all of a sudden feels like we are on the brink of a civil war. While things were not all sparkly before 2020 hit us, the fire this year is raging more out of control than ever before. I mean literally, the west coast fires this year were some of the worst yet! Each year the traumatic events and culture wars get continuously worse. So, what is adding fuel to the fire? If we take a step back and observe the factors that are in play, the only factor growing exponentially each year is technology and its role in the lives of millions of Americans. Although technology is not the root of the problem, a lot of the issues would not be as detrimental as they are with it…


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