Effects of Technology on our Society
The present era is considered as the world of technology. The technological revolution has impacted the daily life of people living in the society. People consider that technology has changed their life styles; it has made their life easier. For example internet for them is a way of communication and and source of information but they ignore the fact that over use of internet makes a person addicted to it. Life become easy but over dependent on the technology. Considering the days when then there was no technological developments such as modern means of transport and computers etc, people were involved in the physical exercise in their daily life.
A common man’s life was not as luxurious as it is today, where a person has no time for the exercise and he is just lazy and inactive. Nowadays, people do not want to move around, walk, and involve to a greater extent for getting the things done and they do not interact with the people in the community. Now, there is a world at their fingertips. Technology is regarded as advantageous and boon to the society. But, in reality it is not a boon. For example, Instead of communicating with other and obtaining useful information from the internet it is being used in practices, which are quite unethical such as spamming, phishing and hacking.
The internal is a platform but it lacks regulations. No regulatory contents are displayed on the websites. More and more people are becoming involved in the internet gambling that is illegal (Finger). Technology is pushing people to live with little or no social interactions. It is true that laptops, cell phones and tablets are making it easier to remain in touch with the important people of our lives. People can now connect immediately to everyone they know, in spite of the fact what is their present location and what they are doing. The technology has also helped the working class, now parents and their kids remain connected with each other during the whole work day and unanticipated events can however be communicated on immediate basis (Casey).
But it is impacting the relationships with friends and family in a negative way. Considering an example that a family watching movie together but latest technology in cell phones, which is within everyone’s reach the nowadays, few family members may become involve in internet surfing and this will reduce the chance to laugh together and to comment about plot in the movie. So, they are not concentrating on interacting with their members of family that are in the room and watching movie and they direct their energies to associates, which are listed as their contacts or friends rather than focusing on the close members and connections.
The modern technology and media has changed the day to day attitude and behaviors of people. It has paved the way to the concept of individualization in the homes which is not bringing the members of household together. Moreover, students are using various technological devices in the classrooms due to which they are not completely attentive in the class; they are unable to make their active participation in the society as they fail to build relationship with immediate colleagues and peers. Moreover, misinformation spreads quickly and this is all because of the technological advancement (Naughton). This misinformation spreads like a fire and this mars the constructive aspect of the society and reduces the growth and progress of the society.
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Naughton , John. "The internet: is it changing the way we think?." Guardian 15 August 2012, n. pag. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.