Well, it’s the 21st Century, ladies and gentlemen, and it’s time to come to terms with the colossal role that modern technology plays in our everyday lives. For me, the majority of my day is spent interacting with and using all kinds of technologies, whether it be my iPod, my iPhone, my television, or one of the two (or both) computers in my house. While I’m certainly a lover of the outdoors, I appreciate technology more than the average tree-hugger. Not 200 years ago, electricity hadn’t even been harnessed for use yet, and we’ve come quite a long way since then.
Granted, light bulbs are great, but I would have to say that the computer is my favorite advance in technology so far. I use mine for schoolwork, communication, gaming, and as my go-to platform for any and all queries I might have, whether they be about the meaning of life, or the origins of earlobes. I could probably spend days at a time staring at my computer screen, typing or clicking away, given all the things that are available because of it. Of course, we can all agree that the internet is probably the best thing about computers. Most of this generation would be lost without it. Even for school, we thoroughly rely on the internet to give us the information we seek, rather than a local library. Although I’m sure there are a fair amount of kids who still do research by reading actual, tangible books, I am not one of them. I very much appreciate not having to leave my house—or even my chair—to write a research paper, or to find information for the novel I’m writing.
Another thing I love about computers, especially PCs, is that they allow one to play a lot of original console video games, or even PC specific games. Being a daughter of two lovely parents who, thankfully, don’t buy me everything I ask for, I can’t muster up the cash to get myself an Xbox. Instead, I buy the PC versions for a lot of my favorite console games and just play them on my computer. I consider myself a very casual gamer, considering that the graphics abilities of both of the computers we own are pretty out-of-date, and almost any game I play lags a lot. In most cases, though, I am willing to suffer through the lag and the glitches in order to play.
It’s almost funny that I say “suffer,” while a decent portion of the world population lives without any semblance of technology, much less electricity. I am grateful to be able to say that I have lived a privileged and somewhat sheltered life, which is why this post is even being written, and why I am able to go to college at all. By world standards, I am rich, and that is what has brought so much technology into my life—specifically, computers. Although a smartphone these days can do almost everything that a computer can do, it is the computer that really brings an incredible amount of opportunities to our fortunate lives. A full keyboard and access to the internet have given me those opportunities, and I fully intend to take advantage of them.
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