The issue of technology being a part of modern life is a controversial one. Some feel that the contribution of technology has made a positive impact on modern life and that technology helps improve the quality of life. Others see that contribution of technology has negatively impacted modern life and that technology is a force that has escaped from human control. I believe that the contribution technology has made to modern life has been both positive and negative; therefore the purpose of my essay is to explain the positives and negatives of technology in Canada.
To begin with, technology helps improve productivity in manufacturing, quality of life, and education. One of the obvious contributions of technology is the internet which in my opinion has by far the largest impact on modern life. The Internet changed our lives enormously; there is no doubt about that. There are many advantages of the Internet that show us the importance of this new medium. The biggest benefit offered by the Internet is information. It functions as a valuable resource of information. You can find any type of information on any subject easily. Internet also allows us to communicate with anyone very quickly and easily. By sending an e-mail, we can contact a person who is physically present thousand miles away within the fraction of a second’s time. A variety of services are offered via internet such as online banking, shopping, etc. The internet is very useful, yet it has it has many disadvantages. One of the biggest cons of internet is theft of personal information. While using the Internet, there is high probability that our personal details like name, address and credit card number may be accessed by wrong people and used for fraudulent purposes. Another disadvantage of internet is children’s exposure to inappropriate content. Internet content is totally uncensored. Because of this, children surfing the web can be exposed to sexual, malicious, racist and violent content.
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