Technology will continue to drastically change our society. There are positive connotations that come with technology. It has increased food production through the mechanization of farming. In addition, technology has improved transportation and communication all around the globe. Information is now readily available to people and therefore has improved education and the learning process. In other words, technology can empower people to get engaged and be more social. According to Technology Review, internet “increases the risk of isolation, alienation, and withdrawal from society, but available evidence shows that the Internet neither isolates people nor reduces their sociability; it actually increases sociability, civic engagement, and the intensity of family and friendship relationships, in all cultures.” In contrast, technology can be detrimental to society. Resources have been depleted with the advancement of technology. Also, technology production and disposal increases pollution. It has also been linked with increased obesity. A significant amount of screen time contributes to poor sleeping patterns and depression. An increase in technology is also linked to more violence. Technology causes people to suffer from mental and emotional disturbances.
As we move forward as a society, technology can either help or hurt the world we live in. According to Huffington Post, “children’s developing sensory, motor, and attachment systems have biologically not evolved to accommodate this sedentary, yet frenzied and chaotic nature of today’s technology. The impact of rapidly advancing technology on the developing child has seen an increase of physical, psychological and behavioral disorders that the health and education systems are just beginning to detect, much less understand.” In other words, children are falling behind developmentally since human biology cannot keep up with fast paced changes in technology. On the other hand, technology can increase a child’s educational experiences. Children can use the internet to learn more about the world they live in. According to Inside Technology 360, “computers and other kinds of technology allow kids levels of autonomy where they receive a sense of empowerment because of the information available at their disposal.” Moreover, technology can help kids grow intellectually. In conclusion, technology will drastically change our society in the future, whether it be positive or negative.Tags: computershappinessSocial Mediasocietytechnology