The Impact of Technology and Business

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Byron Howard, Sr. Georgia State University

Technology and Business
Technology is an unmistakable economic and social force in our world. Global communications, business exchanges, particularly through electronic commerce, and the simple tasks that make up our daily lives are all significantly influenced by technology. (Post, Lawrence, & Weber, 2008, para. 1). Since the time of Aristotle, and perhaps before, business has been disparaged by people of culture and refinement, like us. The critics of business have argued that business, and the people who engage in it, are narrow in their interests (Kay, 1998). This paper will provide the readers with information about the impact of technology and business on society. Technology has affected society and its surroundings in a number of ways. In many societies, technology has helped develop more advanced economies (including today's global economy) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class (Technology, 2008). Technology’s impact on our society is like asking, what is the impact of trees in our society (Lynn, 2008). The internet, television and the radio just to name a few are very essential to society. They are all forms of mass communications. Educators today are very excited about the integration of technology in the class. Technology is being introduced into the K-12 classroom; teachers are responsible for implementing technology to assist students with student achievement. Society depends so much on technology (Lynn, 2008). Let’s just think without technology we couldn’t drive! We could not take the elevators to our rooms at Commons without technology.

Technology and Business
Since the creation of technology many humans felt that they were replaced. Scott (2008) stated “Humans have lost much in trade off technology. The human race has traded their most basic survival skills such as,...
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