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Technology has been around this planet for a long time Technology isthe use of mechanisms without the effort of a human and has justrecently become a major aspect of everyday life in the 21st century From finding an answer from a search engine online to communicating withsomeone via the Internet across the world Its power shows to advancethe way people live Technology can be beneficial to most of peoplebut it can play a damaging role to todays generation of all ages Forexample the quality of communication among others in person declineover the years In What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow Up inCyberspace Brent Staples argues and informs readers the value ofpeople skills when adolescents such as teenagers grow accustomed to theuse of technology The availability of technology does indeed benefitadolescents in a way but it can truly collapse adolescentsinteractions with others in person Brent Staples explains that theInternet was an innovative way to enhance social lives but the stronguse of the Internet can isolate young adolescents from in personinteractions with their friends and family 349 According to astudent Stephanie Chen commented on Brent Staples argument thattechnology isnt the problem but rather a useful aspect to todayssociety Chen Chens comment about technology not being the enemyreveals her comment as a weak justified reasoning and she does notunderstand the author Brent Staples Chens response on technology isoverly simplistic because technology attains a negative power thatinduces a decline in people skills short attention spans and deceitfulidentities Brent Staples introduces the use of e-mail online chat rooms andinstant messages by adolescents which promotes private real-timepreservations without the supervision of adults 349 Staples showsthat the use of this technology helps todays social privacy but laterdiscusses technologys detrimental influences He further explains theclose attraction between teenagers and their connection to the worldisolates social encounters that traditionally prepare teenagers moveinto maturity 349 This statement by Staples infers that
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