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The Impact of Technology
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (2014)
  • Katina Michael, University of Wollongong

Consumer electronics have revolutionized the way we live and work. Most students that I know would rather forgo expensive clothing labels than do without their branded smartphone. In fact, some of them would forgo food altogether if it meant their phone could be “always on” and “always with them”, clipped onto the belt buckle, strapped into a pants or jacket sleeve or increasingly into the open palm of their hand. Something happens when our basic needs as humans are overtaken by some other need that was once a distant want at best- plainly confusion in our ability to rightly determine what our priorities are as humans in any given context.

  • consumers,
  • electronics,
  • personal devices,
  • social impact,
  • consequences,
  • implications
Publication Date
September 22, 2014
Citation Information
Katina Michael. "The Impact of Technology" IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine Vol. 3 Iss. 3 (2014)
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