Positioning Our Everyday Lives over Modern Technology

  • Russell Suereth
Keywords: everyday, technology, Thoreau, Walden, consumption, humanity


The problem this article addresses is that we neglect the ordinary and everyday aspects of our lives in our world of modern technology. Our modern world is saturated with technology. Even simple things like walking down the street or boiling a pot of water use technology. Technology benefits our general human development because it helps provide shelter, education, and medicine for people throughout the world. However, modern technology also can be a burden. The amount of information we receive about political elections, regional wars, and the latest celebrity entanglements is often more than we want. In other words, more than we can handle. This research aims to consider whether we can be aware of our everyday living in a world of technology and whether it is possible to place our everyday lives above modern technology. The research considers literature in the context of the everyday and technology. This article hopes to show that we can position our everyday lives above the constant presence of technology and its barrage of information. By seeing the contrast between our everyday living and our relationship with technology, we may be able to disconnect ourselves from the constant consumption and instant gratification that modern technology has provided.


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How to Cite
Suereth, R. (2023). Positioning Our Everyday Lives over Modern Technology. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 3(6), 276-284. Retrieved from https://ejsit-journal.com/index.php/ejsit/article/view/335