Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Smartphones have caused more harm than good to our society. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

The reading and the lecture both about the effects of electronic devices; which used in our daily life to receive information. The author of the reading mentions that there are several side effects of electronic gadgets but the lecturer disputes this statement. First of all, the author says that it reduces the critical thinking of people since the author of the internet are not professional. Also, he points that some people abuse their content to avoid criticism from others. The lecturer casts doubt this point. He states that in the case of printed material there are limited ranges of information but in the case of electronic media there is the diverse sources, so they could analyze with comparing each other. So, electronic gadget users have more critical thinking than paper reading people. Furthermore, he claims that printed source has limited information that's why they would bias. Secondly, the author argues that it would cause health problems, since mobile and computer users have severe problems like eye strain and brain damage. Moreover, he presents the idea that electromagnetic radiation cause more serious damage to our body parts. The lecturer disputes this argument. He raises the point that actually electronic devices are not causing thee problems even if people uses printed material at that time also occurs many health problems due to their body posture. Finally, the author puts and forth the idea that it is addiction, which makes people less social, and he claims that in research the kid's group who uses printed material is more communicative than that of the group who use electronic devices. The lecturer, on the other hand, denies that by bringing the point that when people use electronic gadgets at that time they would collect lots of pieces of information, and they would have good communication skill. He notes that they would have diverse knowledge so they could have better communicative skills.
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