This persuasive essay prompt uses a scenario to prompt students to take a stance regarding a world with or without technology. I give this essay after finishing a unit on science fiction in which the students have seen examples of technology changing the world in positive and negative ways. I also included highly engaging videos and notes for students to take on the videos to add as evidence in their essays. I made this a .doc file so you can tweak it to meet your needs. This has always been one of my students' favorite papers to write and really causes them to reflect on the science fiction pieces we've read and how technology impacts them personally. It also incorporates some research and was used before we started a major research project to help them learn research steps. Includes prompt, notes templates, video guide, essay checklist, and my grading sheet.