Has technology helped or harmed the development of the world?

I believe that technology has helped AND harmed the development of the world. I think that the world has made great advances in medical technology because without it, many people would not have the resources that they need for their medical history. However, I also think that technology such as cell phones and laptops have created a divide in face to face communications. If we did not have cell phones, or used them like many due today, people would be forced to interact and have authentic conversations.

An article about the technological effects on humanity said, “Technology has helped in saving many innocent lives. Human medicine and health sciences have improved…extensive research has resulted into the development of new drugs, and treatments which have helped in curing most challenging human diseases and this has helped in saving so many lives and it has also prolonged the human lifespan.” Without the new technology and advances, the human race would not be where we are today. People would not live as long, or have the quality of life that we do.

However, another article listen major ways technology has harmed, not helped, humans. The first issue is that technology has brought on is the loss of jobs. Factory jobs are being taken over computers that can accomplish the job in half the time a person can. Second, technology takes away from face to face human reactions. Finally, our display of opinion online has limited our capacity to think because we are only allowed 140 characters to express our beliefs on current events.

So how can we fix this the negative aspects? First, if you feel the need to share your opinions online, make sure that it adds to the reader’s day in a positive way. Second, do not do things online that you can do in person.

image_printPrint this page.


0 0 votes
Rate This Post
Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
November 28, 2018 4:13 pm

I also agree that there are definite benefits to technology, but I also believe that there is a time and a place. Modern advances in technology are amazing in what they ca do for the sick and the injured and even work, but i feel it has really taken over our everyday lives, especially in regards social media.

December 12, 2017 3:51 am

I agree that there are many issues and benefits to technology. Personally, when I take a step back and look at it, all I can see are issues. Although it may be an entertaining source, the psychological issues that arise with phones is causing a depletion in the way we communicate, our social skills, and the interactions between people. I am in full support of medical technological advances, although I do see how as the technology advances, people lose their jobs. That is incredibly degrading to those who are being replaced by a robot. I enjoyed reading your post Olivia, thank you!

Youth Voices is an open publishing and social networking platform for youth. The site is organized by teachers with support from the National Writing Project. Opinions expressed by writers are their own.  See more About Youth VoicesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy.All work on Youth Voices is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License


Email allisonpr@gmail.com Call or Text 917-612-3006

Missions on Youth Voices
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account