Technology And Its Effect On Society

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Technology is something that seems to be on everyone’s mind in today’s society. Does it really help? When it comes to medicine, there have been huge medical advances with help from technology, saving thousands of lives all over the world. Our society has been forever changed with the introduction of the smartphone; getting movies, music and news faster than ever before. But what about education? Does technology go too far and interfere with the learning process, and relationship between professor and student? Smartboards, laptops, tablets and smartphones are becoming more and more frequent in today’s classrooms. It helps teachers engage the students in their work, and it caters to different types of learning between students. However, our progress has now gone too far and some classrooms now depend on technology too heavily. Technology in the classroom may be a trap because without it, we become helpless. When it comes to survival, humans know we must either evolve, relocate, or die. In order for us to keep up with the changes happening around us, we evolve. Technology is a driving force in society’s changes. We need the newest version of the best phone, the fastest internet, and the clearest picture and sound features we can find. Technology can do so much for students and teachers, such as preparing students for their future careers, which will inevitably include the use of wireless technology, reach diversity in learning styles, and giving students the chance to interact with their classmates more by encouraging collaboration. However, the idea may not be as dependable as it sounds. Do these education advances outweigh the possible long term consequences? Also to consider, where do we draw the line in putting a cap on techno... ... middle of paper ... ... we should be careful with our “inventions” and “experiments”, because they tend to get in the way with what makes us “human”. Technology is incredibly helpful in so many ways, but it all depends on how we use it. Now students can use technology to help them learn, but it only helps them if they use the technology in moderation, and in the right ways. If students aren’t using technology in the classroom correctly, the risks outweigh the rewards. The “progress” that is happening in classrooms will continue until man or nature puts an end to it. Technology is something entirely man made, and has no natural concepts whatsoever. This trap of technology will only continue and quicken. This is something everyone uses every day and takes for granted. Without technology we go backwards in time and lose our progress, but with more technology, we drift further from ourselves.

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