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Monday, 19 September 2016

The new addiction

This term I have written a speech about pokemon go and many more addictions. I was learning to structure my writing and use language devices, within the topic ‘making the world a better place’. I think my structure was good because I could use parts of structure but it lacks balance, connections or flow. I had many ideas connect to the point of view. I used one language devices to connect with my audience. I felt like I presented my speech well because I got a couple laughs and the audience kept listening the whole time.

Please click here to my speech or read it  below.

Have you noticed how many people are  looking down at their phones and zoning out on their devices? Have you ever zoned out like you’re on pac man and you just don’t want to get off so you get told off by those device stealing heart breaking monsters you call parents? Or you are stuck absorbed in a board game and you can't quit so you're late for class, when you walk in the teachers don't say anything but you can tell by their disappointed faces they are not pleased. 
Or maybe you are a lolly craver, and when you get one ooo you want more. So you raid your cupboards or beg your parents for sugar and you end up hyper for the next 3 hours, bouncing off the walls.

These are the classic signs of addictions. But doesn't this upset, frustrate you that people can be controlled by little things like games, devices or food? Really aren't we better than this? Come on people now we're turning into puppets. Are you turning or are you already one of them? 

The latest  craze that is causing this madness is Pokemon Go, the new and biggest addiction. It’s not just like candy crush it crushes candy crush. It has now become the number one US mobile game, it has been downloaded over 15 million times. The game involves walking around and finding different pokemon which you catch with pokeballs and gain points for.

This thing some call a game is bringing the pain.It was only last week, whilst walking my dog around the block with my brother Tom, that Tom fell into a ditch. Now normally I would laugh at this event but I was shocked to find the cause of his pain was none other than his search for Pokemon. Whilst my brother lay in the ditch a crowd gathered around looking shocked,and dismayed at the recent event. 

The internet is full of stories of people walking into trees, driving into parked cars and walking onto busy highways in their quest for Pokemon. I have to tell you there has even been deaths from this thing people like to call a game.

Is it really worth the pain for a computer game?    
I propose a solution, the answer is that all mobile devices are fitted with a sensor that alerts the user to danger.
The other solution is that we wake up, turn our brains on and stop playing this Pokemon game. Now I will leave you to make your  big decision does Pokemon Go or Pokemon stay??                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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