i feel that everybody has a different definition regarding wants and needs. some people think that they need something when in reality they only want it. after getting the results from my carbon footprint i got a much clearer view on what exactly my wants and needs where. of course technology such as cell phones, tv, and computers are not really qualified as needs but they are a huge part of our lives and society. they make everyday lives easier to help someone get through the day, so an individual would suggest they are a need, when in fact they are not. shelter over your head, food, water, and clothing. those are needs to survive in this world we live in today.
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I feel that having the latest technology is a want in most cases the only exception would maybe be medical uses. Otherwise having the latest cellphone might not be needed.
I get a new cellphone usually when my current one ceases functioning, and begins to be more trouble than it would be to get a new one. My current cellphone is at least 4 years old, and that is because I feel it does everything I want it to. I haven’t considered the impact of the purchases, but I think it might also have to be calculated differently if the object is purchased second hand rather than first. If you are addicted to getting the latest technology then I am sure there is a rehab center to help with the addiction similar to hoarding.
Electrons and technology are really important to our lifes. We use it all the time. Specially last a few years we are using it more. All the smartphones, pcs, macs, and tablets are became the important part of our lifes. We can’t stay long without any of them. We need to call to someone or even at school we take tests on computer and all the assignment, handouts, and tests are printed from computer by using electrons. Now most schools are using ipads or computers to make the lesson iteresting.
In someway technology is good but in the other way it’s bad. Let’s talk about the good ones. First as I said it makes our life more interesting we never get bored when we have our smartphones or tablets. At school our teachers use projectors and computers. It helps a lot for them and when we take tests on computer we save a lot of papers and papers are made from trees. It means we are saving the trees. The bad reasons are we use technology such as smartphones and tablets 24/7. Because of that our comunication with are getting worse. Is it bad or it’s just fine?
Should we use it in our lifes more or should we try to use it less?
Everyone has wants and needs. But that isn’t always clear. Wants and needs is a very unclear topic because some wants can seem like needs at some points. For example if u get home from a long day and are really tired and all you want to do is lye on your couch and eat everything in your house it can seem like a need rather than a want. People dwell over this topic so much and I disagree that it should be something to that much inportance when talking about the environment or being more conservative about resources, etc. I think instead people should think more about the ways they could work on being more conservative for the enviorment without interfering with there needs or wants because it’s very easy. It can be as easy as turning off a light when you leave a room, and it doesn’t even interfer with your wants or needs. Unless for some reason someone wanted the light on in the room when they werent in it… But there are many other ways besides that that help save the enviorment at easilly.
Hi, I believe that having the latest technology is just a want. most people don’t really have a legitimate reason to actually need a new phone or tablet. People usually like to get those things just because you can get cool apps and stuff like that. then they basically just live off of their phone and just use it for pointless things like instagram. doing things like that may be fun but it is truly unnecessary and is really bad for the environment. the only people in my opinion who actually need all of this new technology are the people who use it for research or the people who need something like that in order to do their jobs. some people need to have those things to communicate with their group to get a job done.
I believe that in order to break this technology addiction we need to have more restrictions on what you can and cant do on smartphones and things like that or just get a simple phone where pretty much all you can do call and text people. If people have more phones like the one i just described then people would not use their phones nearly as much. also people need to limit their spending and not get the newest model of something whenever it comes out. that is my position on technology affecting the environment.
Hi everyone, even though i have quite a few needs that i can’t give up, they are all legitimate, not like upgrading my smartphone every time the new one comes out. Some of my needs that i can absolutely not give up are, taking thirty minute showers, i can not give that up, after a long day of school and football, i like spending time in the shower. I can not give up my smartphone, i don’t have an i-pod like most kids do, so my phone is my source of music, i do research on it, it’s y calculator and so much more. Even though i don’t use it a lot, i can not give up my gaming system, sometimes when I’m home alone and bored, i like to spend time on it. Lastly is my laptop, i use it for everything, mostly homework because my dad or someone else in my family is always on my home desktop and it’s a pain to share it, but with my laptop i can use it whenever i need it.
On the other hand, i have things that i am willing to give up, for example, leaving the air conditioner on on hot days, i could use a fan instead which uses way less energy, and only have it at low speed overnight. Same for the heater. Another thing that i am willing to give up is T.V, not completely, but just shorter times on it. This will also benefit me because i will do my homework instead. One last thing i am willing to give up is my bedroom T.V, i am willing to give this one up for good. it will benefit me because when i am going to sleep, i will actually sleep instead of catching a show before i sleep, and end up sleeping 1 hour later.
Having the latest technology can be either a want or a need, entirely depending on what kind of person you are. If you are someone who is creating and running complex programs on a tablet or computer, it will most likely be a need for you. For people who just play games and text, there is absolutely no reason for them to get the latest technology when they have almost the exact same phone that came out a few months before the newer one. People who only text and play games will not notice a difference between the two models. And where do those older models go? They go stuffed into the drawers of your house, not being used and getting wasted, a perfectly fine device with a few years of usage left in it. Not only are peoples money getting wasted on new devices that are useless to most of them, these new devices are causing less and less social interaction.
There are many pieces of technology that are wants and many that are needs. A want for me is being driven to school. I simply refuse to give this up. Where I do carpool often with another student I really don’t have to get a ride. If I wanted to I could either walk or ride my bike to school, but it is a matter of wanting more sleep. When I do get a ride I usually end up either riding my bike or taking the bus home, because no one can pick me up. I also have some wants in technology that I am willing to give up an example of that is taking long showers I could easily cut the time I take in the shower in half and nothing would change. I also have some technology that I need and if I did not have access to it, would greatly complicate my life. I need my phone where most people do not; I would have an incredibly hard time with day to day life. Not just because I want to talk to friends but since my parents are divorced, I need my phone to find out what house I am staying at and where my stuff is. Where I use my phone often I do not have a smart phone and have had my phone for almost two years. As for mp3s and IPods I do not own one and listen to music on my computer when I want to. As for the impact that my purchases have on the environment I do notice and take account of that. That is the reason that I do not buy new electronic devices as often could.
The latest technology is definitely a want how ever with the world turning so technologically dependent the common Nokia or Samsung isn’t quite enough to stay caught up with the rest of the world. iPhones, Androids, all smart phones keep society moving at a fast pace with connections to social media sights where one can find out how their friend across the world is doing in a blink of an eye. All this advance technology is great but unnecessary in daily life as humans have thrived for many years with out it but soon the technology will take over life even more than it already is now. Soon there wont be such thing as a keyboard phone in a few years as the technology keeps advancing more and more. As technology advances the more amount of time it will take up daily life.
Of course you receive a sense of satisfaction when you get a new phone, or a new xbox or other technology stuff. But this isn’t always as bad as we think. I agree that it’s a want, but I also think that is it a big need in this question too.
Well, I agree that we can live without it, but everything would be a bit more complicated. It is a fact that the technology has increased rapidly in our society the latest 10 years, and that we have develop an addiction to it. But I think it’s important to see that this isn’t just bad, it’s necessary too. There are lots of apps that actually are for good help, like GPS, the weather app, a lot of work has their schedules as apps, news feed, calculator etc. Well of course there are unnecessary apps too, but together with the fact that we live in the 21th century and the technology is as big as it is today, we shouldn’t be so hard on it. But we should do what we can.
I totally agree that we all should try to keep our technology stuff as long as we can. We should be strong against our addiction and not buy new things just because it’s cool, by that we can actually reduce the carbon from the factories. One person can’t change it all, but together we can make big different.
Yes, I think that smartphones are a “need” in the society today and that we shouldn’t be so hard on it. But there is also a lot of “want” in it too. Keep your technology stuffs as long as you can, but don’t be critical, technology’s taking over and that’s how the evolution is today.