The Social Impact of Technology
When we speak about the impact of technology on society, we always talk about the positive effects of technology and on how technology has brought luxury to life but forget that luxury has also brought in laziness. We talk about the Internet as an information resource and a communication platform and conveniently ignore the fact that an over exposure to it leads to Internet addiction. We often discuss how technology has made life easy but easily forget that it has made man overly dependent on it.
First, we think of technology as a boon to society, but this is not completely true. The Internet has bred many unethical practices like hacking, spamming and phishing. Internet crime is on the rise. Exposure to the Internet technology from an early age has resulted in children and youngsters addicted to it.
Second, the internet in its current form was developed as a free exchange of information, unregulated by any one government or owned by any one person or company. The free flow of information, has brought about technological advances at an unprecedented rate and has made many rich and brought companies who failed to adapt to a standstill.
Moreover, we have become excessively dependent on technology. Computer technology and robotics have almost replaced human brains. With the developing technology, we have started harnessing artificial intelligence in many fields. It can lead to severe issues like unemployment and crime. An excessive use of machines in every field can result in an under utilization of human brain.
One can cherish an accomplishment only if it is a result of pain and effort. But everything has become so easily available due the advancing technology that it has lost its value. There is a certain kind of enjoyment in achieving things after striving for them. With the developments in technology, we may be...