Technology and our daily lives

What role does technology play in your life? Watch the video to hear people discussing this question.

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I think technology, in general, has been worked in to everyone's day-to-day life.

It is the first thing I do when I wake up, and when I go to bed.

It's easy to just pick up your phone, turn it on.

Call a ride, and just go wherever you want.

New places to eat, new places to explore.

It's great to stay in touch.

I met my girlfriend on an online dating app, so I'd say that's a positive right there.

Do you feel like you're in control of technology or is technology in control of you? 


Oh, it's definitely more in control of me.

My biggest issue with it is knowing when to stop.

Five and ten minutes here and there, and I feel like it takes up, you know, takes up a bunch of my day.

I feel like it's in control of me, like, if my phone's dead for, like, half the day or something, and I'm going crazy.

I think my math grade is the way it is because of my phone.

Now I notice my eyes are, like, a little, like, I blink a little bit more, they get tired.

He should just throw his phone away.

Usually, I feel in control of technology. Usually.

Usually, I can catch myself and be like, 'You need to chill out.'

I think you have to set a limit, and say that you control the phone, it doesn't control you.

I'd say most people hate on technology, but if you're using it for good things, I think it's really helpful.

Well, we think it's important that they do have access to it and learn it.

Technology is not so much as a necessary evil, it's a necessary good that could go either way. You know, the jury's out. It's up to us as to what we do with the technology.

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Submitted by acum66 on Mon, 20/02/2023 - 15:02


I think technology is wonderful, it helps us in almost everything:
- to decide what to wear when we wake up in the morning,
- to avoid a traffic jam
- to book a flight or a hotel
- to find a restaurant
- to be communicated with friends and family

Submitted by mostafasalama on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 00:56


i think technlogy control of me becuse i always wake up and sleep on it . i am going crazy if i don't have internet then i spen tooooooo much time on social media

Submitted by mamigencaslan on Fri, 27/01/2023 - 19:11


Maybe we can approach this issue by thinking that it is up to us but I know very well that mobile phones definetaly take our time and energy, which is actually excisting to focus on something else such as our jobs or responsibilities, whether we accept this or not. Because I am sure that we, most of us, make escapades to hang out on social media and don't recognise how passing the time. I think It might be called a novel modern fight for human beings.