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Christina Sanders

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Is technology really helping us or hurting us?

Now while I agree that technological advancements have empowered us in many ways to create a better way of life, I believe that it can also be detrimental to us.

If you’re an avid user of technology, including smartphones, digital cameras, smart TV’s, mobile apps, computers, the internet and the like, they capture information about individuals that leave them extremely vulnerable to a lack of privacy.

Now a days, private information is just a blanket term for public information as far as I am concerned. What’s really private anymore? Digital footprints are captured in most anything we do.

We are empowered in many ways through technology, but have lost our power on the same note.

The question is have we gone too far?


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  • Nov 11 2013: The fact is that you are going to die. technology is how you matter to the world. it gives you a global face for whatever you stand for.

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