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Advantage and Disadvantage of Technology

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Advantage and Disadvantage of Technology


Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal or perform a specific function. Technology is, by definition, the practical application of knowledge. It is the systematic treatment of art and science. In the last century many people did things by hand but nowadays more and more tasks have become automated. For example, many people have washing machines, clothes driers and dishwashers, so the amount of energy needed to wash and dry clothes and wash dishes is greatly reduced.

Today, we can’t imagine ourselves without technological advances such as cars, microwaves, cell phones, computers, and televisions. However, technology won’t stop here, but develop further. Throughout history, technological innovations have helped humankind improve their standards of living, beginning with the simple invention of bone tools of prehistoric times, continuing on to and beyond modern air conditioners, automobiles, and super computers. As technology develops, there are not only advantages, but disadvantages from them.


A few advantages of technology are that one can save time, money and life will be made easier as a result of not having to do all the hard labor.First of all, we don't need to do repetitive tasks and this gives us more time to do other things.Secondly, for people, who are less able to do jobs, like elderly or disabled people, these machines are a great helpfull to them. Future developments may be able to help them even more. I think, this is the most positive side of technology.


In contrast, the disadvantages of upgraded technology are that people will loose their jobs to machines that will do the work for them. In addition, machines and robots are too complex for most people to use. As I mentioned, it is up to the individual what they do with this extra time. Unfortunately, instead of doing everyday tasks people tend to watch television or play video games. Furthermore many adavancement in technology made people very lazy , this can lead to an inactive lifestyle and people are becoming unhealthy.


Even as there are as many advantages and disadvantages of technology, I personally wish a more advanced world with great technologies. Because technology made our life even more easier and people who cannot do certain things are able to do them with the help of technology.

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