THE POWER OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY

DELIA DA COSTA

 

We must face the fact that the person who invents this technology has put in his hard work in inventing it. But, the person using it becomes lazy and makes his life easier.

 

There is a power failure. The television is not working, the phone battery is dead, and the refrigerator is proving to be useless. And thanks to the sun that chooses to shine brightly on this very unfortunate day, I find myself empty with positively nothing to do. Which brings me to this question CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY?
I can’t even recall the last time I went a day without looking at the cell phone at all. Technology has made life so convenient for us that it’s almost scary to think of what would happen if we had to go without our favourite gadget for an extended period of time.
A coin has two sides and so does technology. The good and the bad go hand in hand. If Charles Babbage would have not invented computers, we would still be sitting in the libraries and searching for information. Today, technology has become an indispensable parts of our lives. The World Wide Web has become the biggest source of information in the 21st century. Any and all the information is available to us at the touch of a finger. Technology is a good thing for people anywhere and everywhere. No matter how old or young you are, it helps us in every aspect of our lives, and it is a thing that cannot be lived without. Technology has many levels, from cell phones to the internet and even for medical purposes. Cell phones and the internet have taken the main role in changing our society. Programmes designed such as Facebook make finding an old childhood friend extremely easy, all you have to do is type in their name. Today, a cell phone has features just like a computer. It can also be used as a tourist map too.
For a student, the good part about technology is asking Google to find an answer to their question. We cannot lie about the fact that we have all Googled something that we did not know the answer to. According to Google “how to boil water” gets over 40,000 searches per month. Google has become everyone’s hero. Advances in technology has and will always be a good thing that will always benefit us as well the entire world.
After the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War, it revealed a side of technology which can be used for mass destruction. It made us realise that technology can also be used for bad purposes.
Another negative effect of technology is that people are becoming highly dependent on gadgets. Even though we have the ability to think, yet we are become handicapped in the hands of technology. Some people are even unable to perform certain functions without the help of gadgets or machines. Though we say that with technology we are becoming more socialised, but we are not. Somewhere down the lane we are losing that personal touch. We have become so monotonous about technology that we cannot stay a day without using a single gadget. In the olden days when technology had no influence on our lives we used to hang around the fence thinking what to play. But today, when we start looking at the PS4 or laptop, we realise that we can have just as much fun staying indoors than going out to play or even for a walk.
We must face the fact that the person who invents this technology has put in his hard work in inventing it. But, the person using it becomes lazy and makes his life easier.
However, ideas will keep flowing in as the generations move on. The technology will keep getting only better and better with the time.

September 5th, 2017

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