The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Letters

May 16, 2013

World before technology

The 21st century has made a lot of changes; one of these changes is technology. We now have cell phones which access us to emails, Facebook, or any global internet site that we may need.

Technology has made a lot of tasks easier to handle and a lot simpler than it was in the past decade. I believe that the convenience of cell phones made the nation more reliable with their technology. The younger generation now relies solely on technology to help them with anything.

Today children are hiding behind a television playing Xbox. The children in this generation do not even know how to look information up in encyclopedias or in the library. Education has also gone to technology; we now have access to computers, and even this year have purchased new Kindles for our school.

The military has also advanced in technology using many techniques to monitor our nation against other threats from foreign countries. We do not know how to do some of the simple things that our ancestors could do when they came to the United States or any part of the world.

The world we have created for ourselves is good and bad. There have been a lot of health issues that have been solved by technology in the 21st century. Cancer patients can get radiation treatment and you can tell when someone may have health issues. Technology has helped our society, but it has also made our society too reliable on this topic.

I believe that younger children need to get away from the television and go outside and do other things like swim or ride a bike. They should experience the world for what it was before technology came into play.

Devin Jenkins, Selinsgrove

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