Technology needs to improve with what we need

Jesus Ruiz

Technology, throughout history, has revolutionized and changed in aspects of progress.

When you look at something, you see something that has only progressed throughout history.

At times people used to huddle up around a small black and white TV, today we have televisions flat enough to hang around on a wall and big enough to make sure you don’t have to huddle around to look at.

People took their time going places by horse or walking. Now we yell at cars for not going fast enough.

We used to look for directions by asking others, checking maps. and looking towards the skies for directions.

Now we do our best to look at our GPS system for directions as well as to make sure we didn’t already pass the exit we were supposed to get off on.

Yes, technology has done much to make our life as easy as possible, but how much progress is being made in what we need than what we want?

Ten years ago, you people had things like portable cassette players and new best console of the decade.

You had cars that provided us a good ride at the cost of helping the earth develop a cancer of its own.

Though technology has helped make our life easier, why is it we don’t hear more about technology we need?

That could be due to the fact that today’s generation is more excited about the “bettering of technology.”

It’s not always you hear someone ask,” Hey, have you heard of the Terrafugia?”

We may not know of it as being the world’s “first flying car” due to the fact that its not the kind of technology that we hear much on the news because we listening to our new slightly better iPod.

I have seen and used technology that turned out be better than I thought, only to hear that it’s already being replaced by something that looks the same, works the same, and is the same only with a few new additions.

Instead of making things a few ways better, how come we don’t hear of breakthroughs in technology to find an answers to our real needs.

I’m not speaking of the kind of technology like the PS3, or the fact that we only hear of new types of technology that could benefit many people in many ways.

If you walk around on campus you will eventually see people listening with headphones, texting or on the phone.

Today though, you may walk around and see kids at around the age of 5 who know how to work a phone better than their own parents.

To them, better entertainment could become a new distraction. 

Sometimes technology may be better to hold off on to some point than to wonder why you bought a new phone instead of having waited a few days for the newer better looking one.

So at this point, we should wonder what technology we need and what technology  we want? This could give many better expectations than looking only at the “new.”

Doing this could even save many some cash to spare from their wallets especially now.

If only books could provide simple answers to hard questions one might have to answer in a test.

Hopefully, technology may have a chance at making a comeback than having to only provide a reason to check ones MySpace page for new messages.