Do We Rely on Technology Too Much?

Updated October 6, 2023

These days we all seem to make the use of technology. From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, technology is a huge part of our lives. But do we rely on it too much, or are we the ones who are driving technology as opposed to vice versa? Let’s take a look at the different types of technology that most of us use every day.

Cell Phones

Most of us use a cell phone every day. In fact, we can find ourselves using it all day, every day. Some people rely on their cell phones to wake them up. Others rely on them to remind them to go to an appointment. It seems that we cannot live without our cell phones. We rely on them for so much that we can feel lost without them.

Smart Televisions

If we want to watch any type of television, we need a smart TV. Televisions such as these enable us to watch so many different channels. We can play games, watch videos others have uploaded, and we can even video call our friends. We can also watch movies about the internet, documentaries about chemical analysis, and news stories about drones.


Gone are the days when you would need real skills to take a good photograph. Now, a camera will do pretty much everything for you. Your new camera can probably focus automatically, it can pick up people’s faces, it can zoom in, and it can even take many frames per second.

Cameras have evolved quite a lot in recent years and while it might be considered a good thing, it isn’t always. There seems to be a lot less skill required to take a good picture. You can just point and click and you have a photograph that looks good. It seems there’s less appreciation for great photographs these days.


Even our cars have evolved thanks to the power of technology. Satellite navigation Can help us get to where we need to be. It can even suggest an alternate route should the chosen one be too busy. We can set our cars to autopilot so that all we have to do is steer. These days we expect our new cars to do so much more than keep us safe. Is this a good thing?

Do We Need ‘Time Out’?

Do we need to take time out from technology? Do we rely on it too much? Perhaps we do. However, there’s no doubt about it that technology has made our lives easier. We can talk to someone on the other side of the world, we can get to places quicker and we can take beautiful photographs. While we might not need to take time out, we should always appreciate the technology we use. We cannot take it for granted. However, we can look forward to future technological changes that could help our lives in ways we can only dream about right now.

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