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Technology is developing very rapidly in the 21st century. It has become an important part of our lives. It allows us to share information that we would not be able to access on our own. Recently, scientists have made mankind’s greatest innovation. Nowadays, everyone uses technology on a daily basis for education, communication, health purpose, job creation or business growth.
For example, in the past, we had made communication through letters and postage companies that took a time to deliver the message. But, now the communication skill has been very easy by the invention of mobile phones and internet. We all use technology to communicate our loved ones. Technology has changed the way of communication. On the other side, it is rare to see people having a real conversation, people are so busy in texting, checking emails or posting on social media, and, in this way, they even forget who is sitting in front of them. In today’s society, texting has become a way of life and real communication is wiping out.
But it has both advantages and disadvantages, we are not sure about that is technology a boon or curse? Below, there are some pros and cons of technology in our lives:
1. Increased Production
Technology has considerably increased effectiveness and helped businesses across many industries. It saves lots of time for everyone from automakers to bakers. The businesses that have encompassed latest tools and technologies can attain a competitive advantage in the market.
2. Easily Accessible
Technology has made our life very easy. We can access many things and services by staying at our home. Whether you need to do shopping, searching for a job, all these things available without leaving your home.
3. Increased Job Opportunities
Development of technology has created a big number of new jobs in the market. In this techno-friendly age, a new group of employers is needed to work efficiently that can maintain and develop the new technology in homes and businesses.
4. Better Communication
Get in touch with your friends and family now becomes very easy. You can talk from one corner of the world to another. It creates an amazing environment and a better understanding between different cultures. There are a number of interesting ways to communicate.
5. Different Learning Methods
Implementing technology into the classroom enables students to explore and access to different ways of effective learning. It may possible that some students learn in a lecture environment, others might be learning better from educational software. When students are given the choice of different learning ways, they will explore and try different tool and techniques and in this way, they learn the best strategies for themselves.
Cons of Technological Development
Besides the many advantages of using technology, there are some disadvantages of it for example:
1. A Social Divide
Implementing technology is expensive in many ways, and be up-to-date with the latest technology is impossible for everyone. This can cause a major social divide among the people who are able and unable to afford these technologies.
2. Make People Lazy
Technology made everything easier in different ways, people are slowly getting forget how to do things in the old-fashioned way (hard work). When you need some information, no need to find a dictionary or going to a library, you can simply type a question and get an answer instantly on the internet. This takes no effort or physical hard work and spending much time on the internet making people inactive.
3. Can be a Distraction
Using technology in the classroom affects learning. When students use tools and technologies in the classroom they might be distracted via things like gaming, social media, browsing etc. Students are often seeing walking with looking down at their phones rather than communicating friends around them. The sad truth is that students are becoming the victims of technology.
When we use technology in our daily life, privacy is a big issue. It is very important that personal information and data be safe. Different apps and tools ensure privacy measures but are it enough to the be safe from potential privacy risk.
In the end, we can say that technology has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s up to the users to decide whether the good overshadows the bad. The most important thing is that how we can get best of technology.