There have been numerous debates about the pros and cons of technology and its effects on the world around us. For every lover of technology, there is someone out there cursing at his/her computer, and stressing his/her hatred for the age of technological progression. Despite these differences in opinions, I think we can all agree technology has impacted our lives in one way or another.
The advancement of technology in modern society has obviously had its fair share of advantages. The abilities of iphones and computers today have surpassed all expectations. Having the power to simplify our lives through the use of manufactured devices is astounding yet troublesome. We rely on these technological safeties so much we are blind to the possible disadvantages that lie beneath the celebratory exterior.
While technology has proven to be helpful in so many different ways, it also poses several problems, one being the possible link to childhood obesity. 20 years ago kids could be seen out and about at all hours of the day maybe playing baseball at the sandlot or enjoying a game of hide-and-seek at the park . Nowadays kids are more likely to sit at home in front of the TV or Xbox for hours, only moving to adjust themselves on the couch or grab a snack. Scientists are concerned the lack of physical activity and the attraction of modern technology is causing kids to become overweight.
The question becomes whether it truly is the fault of technology in today’s society that is causing this issue to become so prominent or is it the faults of the individuals and their families? Do the cons outweigh pros that tag along with the ever-expanding world of technology?