Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Detriment of Society

Hey guys, upon reading our central theme as a class I have decided to reform my topic so that it fits better. Since this is highly a digital world I have decided to include something about technology, but I need your help in formulating my topic all the way. In today's society there is a high correlation between smoking and education. The less educated you are the more likely you are to smoke. There is also a correlation between alcoholism and education. The higher educated you are the more likely you are the be an alcoholic. There is so much information available to us today, yet we are much more unhealthy. Two thirds of the American nation is overweight or obese, but we are getting smarter, aren't we? We boast of technological prowess and ways to educate our students and children, but I think we are failing. This is evident in the typical American lifestyle. 1 in 2 men will get cancer at some point in life and 1 in 3 women will too. Where is the disconnect between technology and living better, quality lives? Are these advances in technology and exploring the digital wilderness actually detrimental to our society? Are we really more uneducated or is technology just making us apathetic? Are we becoming like the lost generation of World War I? Let me know what you guys think.

1 comment:

  1. What I liked from this was the idea that there is a disconnect between tech and living healthy lives. It will take some qualifying of your ideas, because a lot of tech and apps are devoted to promoting good health (the FitBit, for instance). The other thing I like is the connection to the lost generation of World War I. What was the nature of their being lost? What kind of "lost" are you talking about? a shortened lifespan? I guess I was just teased by the historical tie-in. I feel it has potential, but want to hear more. Can anyone help Nathan develop this idea?