Effects of Technology
"TECHNOLOGY" - this word is derived from Greek word "technology",--techno--> an art,skill or craft and --loggia-->the study of something or branch of knowledge of a discipline.
Famous Poet Thoreau once said 'improved means to an unimproved end'.
There is no escape from technology.In most cases this is not a problem though.
Many people respect and admire technology because it is there to benefit them.Without the technological advances we have had over the years, the world would not be what it is today.
With the advancement in technology,human life is more comfortable like never before.There is almost no place that you can go where technology hasn't been used.Technology affects our daily lives in everything that we do; it saves time(time is money-more so these days),creates a world of endless learning and makes travelling to halfway around the world effortless.
Technology has effected in almost every single respect one can think of, be it communication,entertainment,studies,industrialisation,food industry,social efforts,business,education,comfort,luxury,efficiency etc. are to name a few in good ways one thinks.
What people don't understand is that technology can actually be a bad thing.
Technology has helped increase the speed of communication and decrease its cost.However,at the same time it has caused people to become more impersonal with each other.In earlier times the major form of communication was for people to visit each other and go to public meeting places.One of the next major advances was the telephone.Due to the telephone people no longer went to the public meeting places as often as they used to.As time goes on,new advances still allow people to contact and communicate with each other more easily.These advances such as facsimile,beepers and email,although seemingly making life easier,each help to decrease the earlier forms of communication.In some businesses email is the main way of communication because its quick,they have record of the conversation.
Technology is building bridges between people on opposite sides of the globe, but it is also building ever stronger walls between neighbours.
Some people are surrounding themselves with modern technology while paying little attention to the needs of others. Others use technology to better understand their fellow man to overcome physical distance,establishing relationships of solidarity and sympathy around the globe.
We could discover the effect of technology to our daily food.Fast food for instance,food can be known as the best companion for those students or working adult who are fighting for time.But the food which is processed through machines will bring a negative effect to our daily life.For example, obesity which causes mainly from the fast food or high calories consumptions in those processes food.
Whether driving a car, planting a bomb, sending a spam E-mail or signing a contract, technology extends our realm of influence. An unfortunate dynamic of modern technology is that it often works through competition;many technologies benefit early adopters at the expense of non-adopters.Ancient man must have been satisfied when he learnt how to kill mammoths by driving them over precipices.This seemed to offer great benefits - until everyone else adopted the technology, driving the mammoths to extinction. In society today, people are looking for more and more ways to be entertained, and all it is doing is causing problems.People are doing less and less thinking and more and more watching, listening, and playing, all because of technology. Forms of entertainment like the Internet, television and even video games seem harmless to people, but they are really not.When the Internet was first introduced, people never thought it would be as big as it is today.The Internet is an easy to use technology that can do just about anything.But what people don't understand is that the Internet is not all good.Much of the information posted on sites on the Internet is merely opinions,not factual information.When people look at this information, it looks and seems like trustful information, but most of the time, it is not.
Although the Internet is a relatively new technology,television has been around for about fifty years.There are many problems with television though, mainly with the content of the shows. Many of the shows on television portray violence, drugs, sexual activity, and profanity. People who watch these shows see what the actors and actresses are doing and then feel it is all right for them to do the same things.
Instead of "Ready, Aim, Fire," people tend to, "Fire, Aim, Ready." In other words, people tend to implement the latest technology before they understand precisely what it is or what business need it serves.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the 20Th century and the 21st is how technology has changed the pace of our lives.We now expect to communicate with anyone on the planet in seconds,not days.We expect information at our fingertips; to be up and walking shortly after a surgery or an operation.Basically,we take a lot for granted.But this freaky pace has also altered how we conduct business and live our lives.To illustrate,we want to solve problems immediately and have no patience for long term solutions.Consequently,we tend to attack symptoms as opposed to addressing true problems and apply Band-Aids to pacify the moment as opposed to tourniquets which are actually needed.We are easily satisfied with solving small problems as opposed to conquering major challenges.We tend to live for today, as opposed to planning for tomorrow. This mindset is not what it should be.
What if someone pulled the plug on our technology?Would engineers still know how to draft products?Would we still know how to ship a product or process an order?Would our financial transactions come to a halt?Would business come to a standstill?
The answer, unfortunately, is Yes.This highlights the over dependency we have developed on our technology and is cause for alarm.We are being driven by technology as opposed to the other way around.By unplugging our technology, we are unplugging the human-being.
Because of the domination of technology, people have allowed their socialisation skills to slip. Small things, such as common courtesy, appearance, and our ability to network with others, have all deteriorated in the workplace. We may be effective in communicating electronically, but we are becoming complete failures in communicating socially.If we cannot communicate effectively in this capacity,no amount of technology will be able to alter the perceptions of our co-workers, our managers, our customers, our vendors, or our friends and family.
As the use of technology increases, social skills decreases.
Life has great effect of technology.There is not any specific effect on life,it depends on how the technology is being used.If we use the technology in destructive way then it is the most harmful way for human life.And if we use for welfare of people then it can prove as boon to man kind.According to me technology is endless field of creations and inventions.
Show MoreThe Impact of Technology Have you ever looked around and noticed that most people are not paying attention to what they are doing or whom they are talking too? With technology constantly changing it is becoming a major part of our lives and is having both a positive and negative impact on social interaction amongst people of all ages.
Technology has changed dramatically and more and more people are relying on it to on a day to day basis. People, especially children went from going outdoors to hang out with friends to communicating by text, Facebook and Twitter. Communicating electronically has been made so user friendly that teens are less interested in face-to-face communication with their friends or family. According to the Telus and…show more content…
This makes it difficult for our society to regulate behavior that is illegal. For example, threats of violence toward others may not ever lead to legal action because authorities cannot easily determine the identity of the offender or even the offender's location.
Schools and Colleges are also seeing the impact of technology in the classroom. Some teachers believe that with online courses even though helpful and convenient you cannot always the interactions that would normally occur in a classroom setting like discussions and group activities. Even though technology is available they still place limits on what kind online interactions are possible. The more interactive the course gets the less affordable it and more difficult it is to make them available. There are still problems with some of the technologies to make them successful. One thing is for sure, technology will forever be a part of our lives. Just as technology changes rapidly we as humans will also change to accommodate it. The positive and negative influences will always impact our social interactions but I believe technology is necessary to move forward as a successful society.
Human Kinetics (2010) Technology can have positive and negative impact on social interactions. Dimensions of Leisure. Retrived from http://www.humankinetics.com
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