Modern Technology – Connecting Or Hurting Humanity

The marvels of modern technology is what makes our present society possible. All these cool new gadgets and fancy devices have developed the standard of living for humanity so much that we simply cannot live without them as the are impact technologies. Institutes of technology and management have become citadels of learning and hope. Examples of these star technologies include the cell phone, the television, and comfy, sleek new modern vehicles. These gadgets make life so much easier, but it doesn’t mean that we could not live without them. For all it’s wonders, technology also has a downside, which is that fact that as it advances; people will become and will continue to become more lazy.

As observed already, modern technology has been such a huge impact that it has become engrained the in fibre of all of human society but it has brought a terrible precondition with it. Modern technology can make people lazy, selecting to sit on their butts looking at an electron screen for hours rather than doing something outside or physical exertions. The internet is a spring of information but it has become more obvious over the last few years that people tend to go to communities that have similar ideologies and opinions and avoid those with differing thoughts. What is created is homogenized online communties with no divergence and a large subverting of the foundations of democracy. The various institutes of technology & management will just go on about how great anything technology is.

Travelling by vehicles like cars or buses are a necessity in the modern world, but these habits are what makes the world look so unengaged nowadays. Many people now are too lazy to even commit themselves to taking a walk around the block to your destination. Now a days everyone possesses a car that they can and do take all over, even if it’s just a tiny walking distance down the street or around the corner. I am not trying to appear as a luddite as technology has evidently made cars and almost everything in life much safer to be in or close to. Car companies love to brag about how their newest vehicle have higher crash test ratings, and numerous of air bags which is something to be proud of. So while the new innovations in cars may make people more aloof, cars are essential in life so maybe the innovations in safety are more serious then the lazy element.

One of the essential innovations, cell phones have attached humanity closer than ever before. Cellphones have allowed anybody, anywhere to call anyone, anywhere with a touch of a few buttons (assuming the signal is great and you are willing the pay additional fees). Cellphones have however led to the growth of the ‘texting’ culture and it’s execrations of our language and conversation skills but it’s just a small price to pay for the networking of the human race.

Video games have congealed themselves in modern culture as a great outlet for amusement, learning and refreshment. Despite what you hear from soccer moms about video games and violence and videogame addiction, videogames actually have an effect like to those movies you see in theaters. They admit you to become someone else and experience things from a brand new perspective which is great for personal maturation. Videogames are also great for interpersonal gatherings and encountering people. Studies from ICT technology show that videogames have no correlation between increased aggressiveness.

Technology is awesome, it has changed humanity for the better and improved the standards of living for everyone in ways that we couldn’t even believe were possible. Every human on the planet now has their own cool shiny gadgets or devices that make their lives more efficient. Modern cutting edge technology has some faults but for all the good it has done, it is more than worth it. Tools for social networking, better safety for everything, entertainment and much more, technology is outstanding as long as you maintain a level of will power.