Technology has certainly created an opening for humans to embrace and indulge in, offering endless possibilities. Bedazzling us with its far-reaching applications, technology has seemed, at times, indistinguishable from magic. However, there has been much speculation as to whether technology has offered man a more convenient lifestyle by solving problems, or brought his fate to a nasty end by creating more, wide-scale problems he is still unaware of.
Firstly, technology has proliferated greatly, from very simple devices such as the telephone to exceptional, genius-like portable laptops. While these gadgets have made communication more efficient, they have negatively altered our personal lives. Human attitude has changed. People have become too dependent on modern technology and face-to-face communication has become more restricted. We have become more isolated, preferring to deal with our laptops, cell phones, ipads, and machines.
Secondly, with all the advanced scientific discoveries and inventions, people are able to illegally exploit technology in an unethical way. For example, when scientists were able to genetically clone a sheep named Dolly, many ethical issues were raised. While this venture revealed a scientific breakthrough, it also seemed to trespass many people’s morals and religious beliefs. Furthermore, women are now able to conceive a baby through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). Again, this has created problems with maternity. On the other hand, abortion is widely available as a means of terminating pregnancy. Once again, this emphasizes the wide scope of power that technology can offer to us, yet it questions our moral obligations as human beings in dealing with life forms.
Furthermore, we are sacrificing future generations by not acting sustainably towards our environment. The many industrial productions are constantly polluting the atmosphere, land and sea; and thus, placing people’s health at risk. Congestion in some extreme cases produces acid rain. Marine and land animals have also suffered at the hands of our technological world.
In another sense, technology has developed many destructible weapons that have been used in wars, resulting in many lost lives. On a smaller scale, guns and other dangerous devices are widely distributed and used commonly to conflict grievous bodily harm. Again, this highlights the danger of technology.
Another important issue in society is the increasing number of people using the Internet to commit crimes such as fraud and stealing peoples’ identities. As a result, many people have been the victims of online spammers. Also, people are increasingly taking advantage of illegal downloading which creates a problem for film and music industries. Furthermore, private accounts and systems are capable of being hacked into, proving how risky technology can be.
In conclusion, although modern technology has improved our standard of living it has also harmed our environment and deteriorated the quality of life to a far greater extent. Hence, the society must be aware of the possible ramifications they might face so that they can avoid those problems in the future by not being overly dependent on technology, treating it as a mere aid in life, and not life itself.
Is Technology A Blessing Or A Curse?
We live in a technologically advanced world, where more and more electronic gadgets are going wireless. We have mobile phones, wireless computers and mobile television. Most of it is used for good, but if humans become too attached to technology, it is good for no one. Even at a young age, my eight year old brother has an opinion on technology. He believes that technology is both good and bad. Technology can teach you all about the world and how everything works, such as animals, plants, and humans. For example, you are able to learn all about dinosaur bones. If there was no technology, no one would be able to see pictures and...