Q&A: What are your opinions on technology and its effect on society?

//Q&A: What are your opinions on technology and its effect on society?

Q&A: What are your opinions on technology and its effect on society?

Question by Daniel: What are your opinions on technology and its effect on society?
I am writing a research paper for my english class and I need your opinion on the subject. Do you believe that technology is beneficial or do you perceive it to be dangerous, and ultimately bad for society? Include your first name because I must cite you if I use your opinion and thank you so much for helping. 10 points to the person I end up using in my paper.

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Answer by Mr
bad, technology will eventually control us in every way, it is inevitable, we will be assimilated.

What do you think? Answer below!

By |2012-11-15T18:24:41+00:00November 15th, 2012|Todays Smart Phone Technologies|2 Comments

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  1. caye November 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    It’s everything.
    Good- A lot of information shared with everyone, faster communication of events, makes life easier

    Bad – too dependent, if something were to go wrong we don’t know how to do it manually or do the simple things, laziness,
    ex: spelling. I’ve noticed that a lot of people can’t spell without the use of spell check.
    ex: Dont want to do own research or go to libraries. Some people want to search the internet over seeing a doctor or viewing false information and taking it as true.
    Dangerous – it’s now easier to steal someone’s identity, “bad” groups can now communicate and build chapters in other parts of the world
    ex: texting while driving – new danger that didn’t exist before

  2. Tom November 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    In todays current digital era, we rely on technology in every aspect of life. Technology basically are tools that humans create to make life easier. This is the main point of the debate when it comes to technology. Conservative and religious people will likely support traditional ways of doing things and try to keep things the way they are with a little change here or there. Liberal people tend to embrace change which is the main issue of technology. Well, whether we like it or not, technology is and has been increasing exponentially to some degree so things will change. Consider this: 100 years ago, people had no TV’s, cars, computers, gps systems, cell phones, electricity, or other technologies that we take for granted. 10 to 15 years ago, the internet was just hitting mainstream and nearly everyone had to connect to it through slow dial up services with AOL. There was no wi-fi, Youtube, Facebook, primitive like cameras compared to today, gps was new, cell phones were huge blocks, etc. Imagine what new things we might have by 2020. Now look out 100 years out!

    Going back to the question, technology does have cons to it as well. issues concerning privacy since most of our personal information (as well as other information like the world’s financial system, nuclear activation mechanisms, bank accounts) are on the internet. Most security cameras are also connected to the web which many say is kind of like the telescreens from Orwell’s 1984. Other issues include safety as sexual predators and other shady characters prey upon victims on the web. Porn is a major issue which got a huge lift with the advent of the internet. In fact, most of the web consists of pornographical material. There is the issue of its effects on the climate. Cars, planes, jets, tanks, all run on gasoline. In fact, technology is dependent upon fossil fuels. were they to run out, society would significantly change as we know it. Almost all of the modern technologies that we have, everything, depends on fossil fuels. There is much debate as to whether or not fossil fuels are abiotic and infinite in supply or simply limited and a result of dinosaurs and plants from millions of years ago. If the latter is the case, then we are the lucky generation of humans to witness the peak of civilization on Earth. If not, then we’re not even at the beginning yet. However, our reliance on fossil fuels is also costing us our planet. As more technologies are made and more energy is burned, our planet will suffer and the consequences may as well throw us back into the dark ages. That’s why cleaner, smarter, and renewable technologies have to be set in place today when we still have some time. On top of that, China and India are set to add 2 billion people in the next 50 years which will also have drastic repercussions as demand for oil increases and supply (assuming oil is finite) goes down. Technologies in the war industry have increased to the point where they jeapordize the safety of the planet. (ie. Nuclear weapons)
    The pros for technology are not surprisingly many. Essentially, we get to do things more efficiently, more safely, more reliably, more transparently, and well, more easily. Quality of living has gone up as a result of medical breakthroughs, causing the life expectancy to rise from 48 in 1900 to 78 by 2000. Life seems to be getting faster ad faster as distance between cities is traveled in shorter amounts of time. Education has become key and it has become a norm to go to college and therefore intelligence levels have increased causing awareness of many world problems. As many systems have gone online, things can be done more efficiently and information of any kind is practically at your fingertips. For the first time in history, more than 1/2 the world’s populations are living and moving to urban centers away from rural and traditional farming. Communication has increased to the point where you can contact someone across the globe and communicate as though they were in front of you. Social networking sites like Facebook make old post letters obsolete as do e-mail. Leisure has changed with video games, cinemas, entertainment, movies, etc. Space travel has allowed us to put up satellites allowing us to have gps, communication, cable, etc. We now sleep less than we used to as a result of electricity which provides light to us at a flick of the switch. In addition, it powers our gadgets and electronics that we use everyday. However, it should be noted that it is because of dead dinosaurs and prehistoric plants that we are enjoying such luxuries that make kings of old times look like hobos. There is still debate if it is finite. Hopefully, its not.

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