Technology is these days a need in my opinion, i have got the latest technology beacause i simply want it. i think the world will never be able to cut back in the teenagers buying new and better phones or computers if the world keeps improving their technology so that the new phones are not only better but also more useful. if the world wants to change anything about technology it should be more use of it and just stop using paper.
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Having the latest technology is a want. For example when a new Iphone comes you don’t have to be one of the first to get it, if all of your friends have an Iphone 5 it doesn’t mean that you need to get one too. Phones were made to let people have communication between each other. I find smartphones useless since the good old Nokia did it’s job, I mean, we could call and text each other. People need phones to communicate and often it saves lives.
People that are addicted to their phones can break the addiction just by using their old phone again. Since there isn’t ‘snapchat’ or ‘facebook’ in the phone they’ll get bored and only use it to text and call people when they need it.
There are many things we could take off the table but we don’t want to. Like a dishwasher. You can easily wash your dishes with your bear hands but you’re probably to laze to do it. And a coffee machine, you can just blend hot water and coffee together and there you have a lovely cup of coffee. Both these things are something we can live without but they make your life easier so we choose not to take them off the table.
Now in the modern days us humans pollute more than the earth can take. We don‘t have to do that it can and has to stop. We are stuck and have grown up in time where comfort and the latest fashion is a necessity. Young people change or upgrade their phone ones and some even twice a year. Why don‘t we use our perfectly good phone till it is broken? It both saves material and when we throw it away we pollute so we are saving the environment by keeping our electronics until they run their course.
Technology is something what have grown very big last few years. I think it is something that we need and what we want. Like the latest IPhone is something what we want. We don’t need it more than we need a DVD-player. But a phone in general is something what we need. It can save lives. Like if you’re stuck on mountains you can call someone to come and save you. Also we use technology in medicine. In surgeries we use all kind of technology to help us and that is something we need.
People now a day are subjected to latest technology because it is kind of a fashion to have, for an example, the newest iPhone.
i’m from Slovenia, and when i started the carbon footprint test i thought my result would be lower than the world’s average and about the same as my country’s average carbon footprint result. I was quite surprised with the result, it was a lot higher than i had expected.
The reason for that is probably that i flew on a plane four times in the last year and the fact that we heat our house mostly with wood. I had no idea this is so bad for the environment.
The result of the test made me think, and my opinion is that more people should take this test so they can see what’s their influence on the planet. Since i took the test i am more aware of some things, i turn the lights of when i don’t need them, i turn off the tv and computer when nobody’s watching it, etc.
Ever since I joined the “Green Team” in my middle school in eighth grade, my family and I became very environmentally conscious. We try to do as much as possible in our house to keep the Earth clean, healthy, and sustainable. For example, we buy organic, locally grown and sustainable ingredients as much as possible, and we cook at home everyday. We also have recycle bins in every room, so we can always recycle our used paper or newspaper while having the trash separated in the trash bin. Furthermore, we use a bucket to wash our fruits and vegetables, and when we’re done washing, we will use that water to water the plants in our yard. This conserves a lot of water and definitely lowered our water use. In the future, we want to upgrade our furnace to a high efficiency one so we can use less energy.
Having the latest technology is indisputably a want.
That being said, so are a lot of the luxuries we are fortunate enough to enjoy in such a a developed and privileged area. For instance, as much as we believe we need a car, we don’t. It is possible to survive without a car. Yet this is some what a peculiar principle, because these technologies enhance quality of life and increase efficiency. Don’t get me wrong, it is important to ride a bike whenever practical, but practicality is the name of the game.
Having grown up in Silicon Valley, I have become quite accustomed to living on the cutting edge of technology. I have a predilection for innovation, and a passion for entrepreneurship (albeit socially conscious entrepreneurship). These … to be continued bruh
Hi, I am a student from Palo Alto High School in California. The way I see it, having the latest technology is want, not a need. Living in Silicon Valley, where technology flourishes everyday, I can definitely relate to the seeming need to have all the new gadgets and phones. My parents tend to purchase new gadgets when they come out. I did not know that such purchases have such an environmental impact. I hope that my family and our community can turn to recycling technology and reducing our “want” for them.