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.
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.
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.
Putting emphasis on the word latest, this is definitely considered a “want”, rather than a need. This word implies that it is not the technology itself which is being purchased, but an upgraded version of something which is already possessed. Given that you already have a device which can perform the same function as the desired device, this is clearly not something that is necessary.
However, having said that, it is true that these technologies do at some point need to be replaced, as the small changes introduced each year do eventually lead to an almost entirely different device, which may have many abilities which simply did not exist back 5 or 10 years ago. This time frame can be different depending on what type of device it is. Most calculators preform much in line with what they did in decades prior, needing only to be replaced when they break or no longer function, while a 20 year old computer, even in perfect condition, is often considered a burden, something to be disposed of.
Thus, when considering a purchase, you should ask yourself, what you want to use this new product for which you cannot do with your current technology, and question if that functionality worth the cost both financially and environmentally which come with replacing an electronic device.
If you are stranded somewhere alone in an unknown area with possible danger most people would decide to find someone they knew, but if they are not here? then they need someway to contact them, and in order to contact them from that far distance you need a cellphone, a cellphone which lets you contact people from all over the world, that has brought new meaning to communication. If you are bored and waiting in a long line at the DMV, and surprise they don’t have wifi, and you want entertainment that is compact, quiet, and gives you almost the same experience as a computer, then you want a smart phone. What’s the difference between want and need? Well that depends on the situation and the goal, but if the necessity is survival then most everything in our lives today are absolutely unnecessary. Look at the time before technology, mankind got along fine surviving, it wasn’t a comfortable lifestyle by any means, and yet they managed to live. At the beginning of the human race all we focused on was survival, then slowly through the ages it was survival and work, then survival, work, and religion, then eventually leisure was added to the equation. with every era our cultures and technology advanced, why because that is apart of being human, wanting more, seeing there could be something better out there and attempting to make it happen. Now, history has come to the “technological generation” and our culture is mainly based on leisure and entertainment, but unfortunately our advances has lead us to the downfall of our planet and what’s even worse is that most don’t even care, they are content as long as their boredom is sated. With our generation it has been taught that want and need are the same thing because survival physically of your body has been replaced with social survival. Social networking rules the world now, and if you want to be on that throne you have to have all the latest gadgets. This is the world we live in, this is the America I live in. Children are so sheltered and self-absorbed they couldn’t care less about the planet they live on as long as long as they have a smart phone. But can we really blame them? I mean America is one of the leading deniers of global warming and definitely one of the leading countries in producing the most CO2. To solve this problem this country needs to get fully on board and start making it mandatory to be taught in education, because there needs to be awareness. It’s not yet too late, we can save the planet everyone just needs to pitch in.