100-word rant: Dependence on technology May 24, 2017 — by Francesca Chu Permalink Most of us cannot remember a time when music was played on CDs or social media didn’t exist. Technology like drones and artificial intelligence that were once science fiction is now commonplace. Our generation has reaped the benefits of these advancements, but we also face a new challenge — finding a balance between our lives online and offline. On one hand, we live in an age when anything and everything can be done online. However, if the power goes out or the internet crashes, we find ourselves almost disabled and unable to do anything until the problem is fixed. As a generation, we need to embrace the future in technology while still being able to live without it.