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Advantages and disadvantages of modern technology. Technology can be defined as science applied to practical purposes. Nowadays, when the rapidness of development and research is so impressive, it is easy to think about the advantages of modern technology. Nevertheless some people argue that science can destroy mankind. It is also obvious that we are close on an era where technology is limited only by our imagination. Therefore the most frequently asked question is: Does technology go the right way and will it save or ruin our civilization? It can be argued that modern technology makes life easier and more dignified for most of people. The first and the major advantage is that medical science is very progressive and vastly available. Without the needed technology a lot of people would struggle with their health. In addition it saves many innocent lives. The point is to spread it and reach with medicine help to the poor nations of the Third World. Secondly, the advanced technology improves industry by making it more effective and, what is vital today, safer for environment. Moreover when we look at TV, personal computer, mobile phone or internet for instance is quite obvious that all this inventions have been made in the last 20 years. Thus the speed of improvement is huge and unpredictable. On the minus side there is weaponry which is the inseparable issue of the new technologies. Hence the main problem is the proper use of this knowledge. Nevertheless, weapon engineering propels and provides a huge advance. Also, the industry despite highly developed machinery pollutes the globe. On the other hand while many people live in horrible conditions and famine governments spend a lot of money on developing weapon industry. Is it the right way? Maybe the modern technology should either stop or prevent social disproportions. Lastly, do new technologies make us happier? It is not an easy question and each person should consider it. In conclusion it is certain...
Dependency On Technology : Negative Impact On Human Communication
Dependency on Technology: Negative Impacts on Human Communication Quazi Mohammad Faisal North South University Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Abstract Technology has indeed made tremendous impact to society as well as on the quantity and manner by which we communicate with each other. The ease of communication may have been improved, but our lives have become more impersonal as a result. The research was focused on the area of technology’s application on our lives and how it is affecting our interpersonal communication. The research was initiated in the belief that the abundant use of technology might be influencing the real human communication. The primary research was performed by questioning certain individuals
regarding their usage of various technologies and how this made impressions on their lives. The findings showed that the increasing dependency on technology is actually hindering the interpersonal communication. Furthermore, the secondary research on the topic also provided various data and information that also suggests that this technology dependency is also creating impediments for the real human communication. The findings of both form of researches eventually confirms the hypothesis. Table of Contents Introduction 5 Background 8 Research Questions 12 Hypothesis 13 Research Methodology 14 Data Presentation and Analysis 15 Summary of Research Findings 26 Conclusion 27 Introduction Technology is the process by which humans modify the nature and their surroundings to meet their needs and wants. Most people, however, think of technology in terms of new stuff, like computers, cell phones, high performance cars, iPods, tall building long bridges, to name a few. But technology is more than these tangible products. According to Smallman (2007), “Technology is the evolution of an idea. It’s the thinking of a man or woman who sees before them an opportunity to improve a process, or to create a device or object that facilitates,...
Modern Technology: A Friend Or A Foe?
Modern Technology: A friend or a foe? Paolo A. Pantaleon 2-7 “We're changing the world with technology” (Gates). In this modern world, many people can’t survive without the aid of modern technology. Do you remember when people used to send messages through the use of the “pony express”? Or when people used to get up from their couch to change the channel of the television? I can’t imagine how people could live without modern technologies such as cell phones, internet, and many more. Technology today has made life easier and quicker but dangerous. As we look at technologies, questions are raised. By the way what are technologies? Modern technology is machinery that makes life easier. For example, microwave ovens cook food easily without using stoves and making a big mess. Today modern technology also has created problems because they are dangerous. How is technology dangerous? The answer to this question is very simple. There's lots of incident where there is malfunction in technology. For example, if there is a problem with a car than the car won't be able to run, or if there is a technical mistake in the car that the car would dysfunction and
this could lead to a crash. Nowadays, when the rapidness of development and research is so impressive, it is easy to think about the advantages of modern technology. Nevertheless some people argue that science can destroy mankind. It is also obvious that we are close on an era where technology is limited only by our imagination. As time passes, more and more new technologies will develop for the purpose of the survival of man but the most frequently asked question is: Does technology go the right way and will it save or ruin our civilization? Do you think modern technology has made life easier and safer? Or do you think that modern technology has made life more difficult and more dangerous? Back then, we didn’t have all of the wonderful advantages of modern technology. Modern technology makes life easier and...
The AdvanTages Of Modern Technology
ADVANTAGES: Back then, we didn’t have all of the wonderful advantages of modern technology. For instance, if we wanted to make copies of documents, we simply inserted more sheets of carbon in the typewriter. Our telephones were the good old-fashioned black variety provided free of charge by Ma Bell. Our offices were in the local bank building. I think the phones were installed when the building was built around the turn of the century, and hadn’t required service since. There was no such thing as a car phone. Our dictating machines resembled Thomas Edison’s original recording device. Dictation was recorded by a needle on a round plastic cylinder. Summers and winters could be uncomfortable. When it got hot, we loosened our ties and sometimes removed our suit coats. We tried putting a fan in the window once but it blew all the papers off the desks. In the winter, if we got cold, we had an old crescent wrench that we banged on the radiators. Someone down in the bowels of the building would then send up a blast of steam in the pipes. The office would then get too hot and we would have to open the windows to cool off. Typewriters were operated manually and had no “memory”. To mail letters, we had a large roll of stamps. All you had to do was tear one off and lick it. Today, we have all of the advantages of modern technology. If we want to make copies of documents, we don’t even use carbon paper; we have a wonderful photostat machine that even enlarges or reduces the size of copies at the push of a button. Of course, the machine has a mind of its own. The manufacturer (which advertises that it makes nothing but photostat machines) has a large staff of service people, one of whom makes his home at our office. When something goes wrong, his explanation is that it’s not the machine—we just use it too much. When we moved into our new office building in 1980, we couldn’t get the old black phones supplied by Ma Bell. We had to purchase...
Modern Technology - Good Or Bad?
Modern Technology – Good or Bad? As I scroll through the daily Facebook status updates of all my friends, I noticed yet another friend of mine declared her yearning for an Iphone, promoting and ranting the many uses of it and how will the gadget improve her life. Notifications and ringtones indicate the overflowing of messages and emails into my inbox. One particular email catches my attention. Rather than the usual advertisements and spam mails, this one is special, bearing the title: “Modern Technology – Good or Bad?” I strongly believe that modern technology is undeniably good because it makes our lives easier. By the way, what exactly is technology? Modern technology is machinery that makes life easier, ranging from powerful automobiles to high definition televisions to super computers and tiny microchips. For example, the recently introduced high-speed fiber-optic communication quickening and enhancing the internet speed by folds, microwave ovens cook food easily without using stoves and making a big mess. In short, modern technology plays a vital and important role in improving the quality of our lives. The never-ending evolving of technologies is the core of our society, making contributions to various fields in the world. It has been a key component for humans from the beginning of time and will continue well into the future. I believe everyone agrees with that. In the field of medicine, technology advances in medical care creates modern treatment methods and highly developed technological procedures. Other than that, rather than just using kinky shovels to dig holes during the olden days, construction technology now already are making breakthroughs by building manmade islands and complex architectural structures. Even in the education field, modern technology works its part by revolutionizing classroom teaching simply by putting computers and gadgets into the classroom. No one could ever imagine one single day without modern technology. The absence...
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