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    Blog #13: Sustainable Through Technology?

    The company “Tesla”, founded and owned by Elon Musk, was made to serve as a catalyst to accelerate the day of electric vehicles and later the use of sustainable energy. Being the leader of SolarCity, Musk says that SolarCity is supposed to serve as the sustainable production of energy, so that it can keep up with the sustainable consumption of energy. There is little to no doubt that solar energy will become the energy of the future. Sunlight in itself is already free and plentiful, so to utilize it for energy will be pretty cost efficient. Also, as a renewable energy source, it produces no waste/pollution or any harmful effects.…

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    Blog #11: Is Technology Making Us Smarter or Dumber?

    Technology is advancing as time goes by, no doubt about it. Our smartphones are getting smarter, laptops are getting faster, and data storage is becoming more compact than ever. Society has also been benefiting from this technology as well, from medical research to online encyclopedias. But in the long run, is the technology we use making us smarter or dumber? That question has been posed for many years, and the debate continues to go on. On PBS’s Point Taken, the people have discussed this issue and went over the pros and cons of our use of technology. As technology advances, we as people make these advancements to benefit us. With more…

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    Blog #10: Pros and Cons of Smartphones

    Couple of years ago our teachers once told us, “You won’t be able to carry around a calculator with you all the time.” Fast forward to 2018, almost everyone has a “calculator” on them, but better. Almost 75% of the US population has a smartphone(Pew Research Center, 2018), and that number is only going to grow with technology surrounding everyone. As technology advances and becomes more accessible, many questions start forming as well. Is this technology benefiting us? Is there a chance that our smartphones are actually making us dumber? What would happen if we didn’t have our smartphones? I want to point out some pros and cons of smartphones.…

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    Blog #6: Is Technology Ruining Our Body?!?!

    Everywhere you look, there is some form of technology. Almost everyone has a smartphone, either listening to music or checking their news feed. In New York, there are enormous screens advertising the hottest product or show.  Students are always on their laptops, whether it be for school or to watch Netflix. With all of this around us, one must ask, is having all this technology even good for us? In the article “Technology’s Effect on Our Health: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, Bekah Wittens writes about the negative effects that technology can inflict on the human body. Wittens touches on one of the most common side effects of…

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