Being born in 1998 I have gotten exposed to a lot of technology. When I was about six years old my parents bought me Backyard Football 2004. I absolutely loved that game to death and I would play that game after school every day. So I decided to research to see if this company made more games and they did! They made hockey games, soccer games, baseball games and basketball games. These games really sparked my interest and my love for these sports. So as the years progressed I continued to play these games and I would ask my parents to buy me the new version of these games as the years progressed for our computer.

As the years progressed I continued to get these new games. However in 2007 my parents surprised me with my Wii! I played the Wii everyday and when Mario-kart Wii came out and I played that almost everyday. At the time I got Mario-Kart I was in 4th grade. I loved it so much that I joined online clans that would play in online tournaments. I was playing with people who were five or six years older than me and I was able to hold my own in the races.

While I loved my Wii and Mario-kart I had another piece of technology on my mind and that was a PlayStation three. In fourth grade a I met a friend who just recently moved into my neighborhood. So I went to his house one day and got to play on his PlayStation three and I loved it. My parents would not let me get a PlayStation three accept under one condition. That condition was that I had to make it to the final of a 24 competition. I ended up finishing second and I was able to earn my PlayStation three!

In the Summer of sixth grade year heading into my seventh grade year I played Call of Duty and I was able to meet some people from my middle school that I am still friends with today. All throughout middle school I made good friends playing Call of Duty and then I got other games like Madden and NBA 2k and FIFA. During all of that video gaming, in seventh grade I got my first phone! It was anything special, just a simple Nokia. Finally for finishing middle school I got my first iPad.

As I went into high school technology stayed the same accept new applications like Twitter and Instagram became big “must have” applications. So I had to get an upgrade for my phone. For my birthday I ended up getting an touchscreen LG smartphone. Again, nothing crazy but it got the job done. Then in my sophomore year my PlayStation three broke witch I was pretty upset about but luckily we were able to get it fixed and I also got a PlayStation four for my birthday! One year later I got a new Samsung Galaxy S5 Active which I still have to this day. While I am writing this it just hit me that the last piece of technology I received was this laptop I am writing my paper on, My Dell Inspiron 13.

Technology is a big part of my life for sure. My generation basically does not have a clue what it is like without computers, televisions, phones, etc. Myself as well as others are truly blessed to be able to have technology like this available to us. If you ask someone 50 years ago if they would read my blog they would look at me with six heads.  Overall though I am happy with what I have and that this technology can help me out with my life whether it is a simple google or just keeping me updated on weather.

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