Negative Effects of Technology

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INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………….. 2 CHAPTER 1. History of technology ………………………………………………………….. 3 1.1. Stone Age……………………………………………………………………………. 3 1.2. Bronze Age…………………………………………………………………………... 4 1.3. Iron Age……………………………………………………………………………… 5 CHAPTER 2. Technologies impact on society and businesses ……………………………….. 6 1.1. Impact on parenting and children…………………………………………………… 6 1.2. Medical technology and health concerns……………………………………………. 7 1.3. Technology in business……………………………………………………………… 7 CHAPTER 3. Impact of technology on education ……………………………….................... 10 CHAPTER 4. Impact of technology on the environment and global warming .………………. 12 CONCLUSION…………………………………………………….......................................... 14 APPENDIX……………………………………………………………….. ………………..... 15 REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………………………17

Introduction
My hypothesis is focused on the negative impact of technological advances and how technology has changed mankind’s views today. In this study, we look at various topics about things we interact with almost every day of our lives, I believe that mankind has formed an unhealthy attachment to the various forms of technology surrounding them and has encouraged the spread of a materialistic lifestyle and attitude that sees consumption as the only path of prosperity. My project is aimed at proving how technology is not as beneficial to mankind as we all think it is. It has more negative effects to us than positive. Getting started, I focused on the things that surround me, then I realized if everyone was a victim or slave to technology then even I was no different, I like the feeling of having something new, just as much as the next guy, but is it really good for me? While keeping the saying “everything comes at a price” at the back of my mind. I then began my research focusing on articles and arguments that took place between specialists trying to better my knowledge about impact of technology, but what really inspired me to write this research paper based on the negative impact of technology was my observation of a friend called chuck and his addiction to technology. He genuinely takes pleasure and joy from technology, not a minute passes that he is not using a device or thinking of buying a device which may seem to be a common trend for our generation today. I hope that at the end of this project I will enlighten you about some dangers of technology that we are facing or will face in the near future like environmental and health concerns as well as its effect on various topics like parenting, education, religion and so on.

HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
Technology is defined as” the practical application of knowledge so that something entirely new can be done, or so that something can be done in a completely new way” (what is technology, 2009). Most people confuse technology with inventions but this is not the case. Technology is created or generated from the solutions provided by inventions. Various fields of science as well as commerce and industry have benefited from technology over several centuries of human history (Definition of technology, 2012). STONE AGE

The earliest known use of technology goes back to the Stone Age. “The development of simple tools from wood or shards of rock show some of the first applications of knowledge to create technology to solve a problem” (Definition of technology, 2012). The earliest form of humans and the first creature to create stone tools were the Homo habilis. These tools allowed them to break the link with nature and to start a process which has affected all life on the planet. As their tools advanced so did they into the Homo erectus which experienced the discovery of fire. The discovery of fire dates back to almost 600,000 years and affected our physical evolution, with softer food we grew smaller teeth which gave room for larger brains...
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