Technology is definitely both a want and a need. Technology makes life and communication much easier; however, the desire to have the latest technology is definitely more of a want than a need. If someone already has a phone or a computer, there is no true need to get the latest gadget because the one he or she has should be good enough. The desire for the best and newest devices is truly just wasteful.
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I think that technology is a want and a need; it’s a need because if we want to communicate with other people we need a phone or a computer. Thanks to social network, a lot of people use computer to communicate with their friends. It’s a want because we change phone every year, we buy new iphone and we pay it 800€, we buy the more expensive pc because we want to show it to our friends. Finally I think we can buy less appliances because not all are a need.
Everyone wants the newest things or gadgets, even if it wastes a lot of energy. PC, phone, tablets and many other things must be charged; but a lot of people plugged in their electronics even when they are fully charged. The energy used if the laptop isn’t turned off at night is the equivalent of leaving 10 light bulbs on all night. If you reduce this waste energy, you reduce the pollution and you also reduce your energy bill. To respect the environment, I think we must always disconnect appliances fully charged.
Hello,my name is Josipa and i’m 15 years old.I’m from Požega,Croatia.For me purchases cathegory was 597 kg,which is 200 kg more than the average.I don’t buy gadgets that often,but i have different types of gadgets at home.Nowadays computers are part of life and i personally go on my computer everyday.Lot of times i leave my computer on,or just on “sleep”,i don’t turn it off. But it’s better to turn it off,and i have to try work on that.Also i will try not to spend much time on my computer,but that will be really hard :)
Hi! My name is Dominika. I come from Poland. My total print result is 6092 kg Co2 per year, my class 7677. It is a bit lower than the results in my region and class. “Food” is the category where I have the higher results, “Transport”, where i have the lower results.I think, that transport is so low, because I rarely fly by plane, usually ride the bus. Food is so high, because I like eat a lot :)
I hope it will be better :)
Hi ! I am Kate and my total footprint result is 13601 kg. This is higher than the average person in Poland. In my class totall footprint result is 7677 kg so My is such bigger. My lowest score is in category “purchases”. I am surprised because I buy a lots of things per year. My highest score is in category “home” because when I brush my teeth I never turn water off and I take schower 30 minutes. So I think I can reduce using water to save natural resources. But to my mind I won’t be able to turn ff TV or computer every single that I am not using them.
Technology is both a want and a need. IN my mind there is nothing wrong with wanting things, so if you can pay for it than go for it. The enviroment impact seems relatively insignificant even if you are getting something new more than once per year (which most people aren’t)
I believe that technology can be both a want and a need. Technology is useful in the world so that we continue to progress, it also can help us to make the world a better place by coming up with new ways of doing things. That being said, getting the newest iPhone is probably more a want than anything else. However, if everyone else in society is moving forward with the new technology it doesn’t seem to make sense for us not to keep upgrading the technology we have now. Eventually the phones that we have now will become obsolete because newer and better things have been made. So while we should continue to move forward, we don’t have to go out and buy the new iPhone or whatever the day it is released. Personally I use my iPhone on a daily basis as a way to communicate with others and as a source of entertainment. I will eventually need a new model, but for now the one I have is working just fine. I honestly don’t really think about the environmental impact purchasing a phone has. And yeah, I’m probably addicted, but I don’t really care.
Personally, I am not a big fan of technology, but then again I use it a lot. Not because I like it, just because it became “a need”. I need to have all sorts of information available on the Internet because all of a sudden books are not enough. Also, it helps me with variety of things that are not related to school but to my personal life. It is quick and easy way of finding anything I am looking for, but the bad side of it is that not everything found on the Internet is correct.. What’s the deal with those new mobile phones, smartphones? I have one and I can tell you that nobody needs all of these apps that we have today. Mobile phone should just be used for easier communication with people, basically for calls and perhaps sending messages. With all those things we have today, I guess we are becoming stupid people with smart phones.. The thing with TV today is that we have too many channels, for example I have approximately 500 of them and I watch maybe 10 of all. Sometimes I can’t find anything on those 500 channels because of commercials or just boring stuff that shows at that moment. So, there you have it, the TV becomes useless. It can’t even fulfill his only purpose, to entertain. In the end, I’d like to say this: Yes, we obviously want to be swamped with technology and no, we don’t need it. It’s just that we evolved so much that technology became a need, when it’s actually not. We got used to technology and now we can’t live without it anymore.