Tag: Technology effects

Connectivity Negativity

The effects of being connected often are eye-opening and interesting in so many ways. The video we watched as a class yesterday afternoon really made me notice the high amount of technology we use in our everyday life. From watching TV to using a calculator, we are always using technology even when we don’t think we are. You are woken up by technology (alarm clock), you use technology to clean yourself (electric toothbrush), you carry out your job with technology (computer) and the list goes on endlessly. The real question now is whether or not being so addicted to this is an overall positive thing or negative.

But first we need a proper definition of what technology is, on Google it says the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. Today, I will be focusing on the most popular kinds of technology. I use my phone way too often, and I have witnessed nearly all of my friends get hooked to their Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram or whatever they may use on their smartphones. It seems to be a curse that everyone loves to carry around in their pockets and use. I read an article about someone who continuously had panic attacks due to their addiction and stress on their social media account, and challenged themselves to disconnect for a whole month. The first few days were torture, but after that it yielded positive results. Their panic attacks disappeared and their stress levels lowered dramatically. And after the month they proceeded to using social media but with strict boundaries, and they have been fine ever since.

“It’s better to text than talk.”

If I were to hear someone say this, I would feel only pity for them. Texting and talking are polar opposites, and there is no competition on which one is better. People say its better to text because you get to edit what you say, but that’s precisely why talking is better in my opinion. It’s how life works, you take chances and make mistakes, its in human nature and its what makes us so unique. But when we text we are removing that special trait in order to achieve what we believe is perfection, while in reality perfection does not exist and cannot exist. In my opinion, we are moving farther away from being as close to perfection as possible by texting. How is that you may ask? Well, we believe that being perfect means you are independent as well as many other things right? So how is it that depending on a gadget to help you seem perfect get you any closer to actually being perfect? It gets you farther in reality.

All in all, I believe that, in the modern world, technology is essential to survive. Before when we would cook our food, a simple fire would do the trick. But now, we’ve developed microwaves and ovens to make our jobs easier and to become more dependent on technology. We are becoming lazy and technology is slowly but surely taking over everything we do, and eventually, a robot walking down a street will seem normal. We will move farther away from real people and real emotions to artificial intelligence to listen to us, and that’s just a sad world to live in. And that, my friends, is an idea worth sharing.

Tech and its effect

Tech and its effect

Technology has impacted my life in many ways, from using Facebook to blogging, its effects are great. While it is mostly positive for me, it does have negative effects that i realize and try to stop once in a while.

Technology has helped me in my day to day life. It allowed me to connect with friends through Snapchat, Facebook and Skype and it opens up a whole new world of sharing ideas from blogs and articles. Video games have emerged from its progression, and things like virtual reality have just begun to come out. In a global view, it has created many jobs, because people are required for maintenance on digital devices, for keeping websites running, and security is needed to prevent hacks and illegal activity. It is a great source of information, so when people need to go and do research, they can simply Google it and there it is, it makes it much more convenient for everybody. Technological advances in the medical field have helped doctors do their jobs much more easily, and surgeries are safer now because of the technology.

Unfortunately, it has a negative side as well. First of all there’s the most obvious, addiction. Many people are now stuck to their screens all day, ignoring their family, and this is most true for people my age. They tend to get angry when asked to spend some family time or go outdoors because their minds are hooked to whatever device their using, be it video games or a phone call. I do not believe that anybody should spend more than 2 hours in front of a screen, unless they have homework to do that takes time. But it still shouldn’t take that long to do work if there are no distractions, and that usually isn’t the case for most people. I mean I’m currently checking my Facebook while writing this post, so the proof is already there. Although I said that it helps us get information at the tip of our fingertips, that also means we’re becoming a lazy generation, where hard work is a thing of the past and all everybody does is plagiarize and steal other people’s ideas. Technology’s advance has separated families and stole the minds of the young, its negative effects are everlasting.