Technology and its Positive Impact on the World

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Technology and its Positive Impact On the World More than ever, technology is molding the way we lead our lives. Between searching the web for answers, and checking our emails throughout the day, the effects of advanced technology on our everyday lives, has only begun. In fact, many believe that a new generation is on the rise, and that man will become one with the machine. Historically, technology as we know it has come a long way, and long gone are the days we lived without it. Society is nearing a time in which our outdated ways of thinking about the technological architecture that supports us may soon be obsolete. With the use of advanced technology, our relationships, freedom of speech, lifestyle, and health care are positively changing by the continual refinement of technology. At the rate technology is advancing, it comes to no surprise that our relationships and social life shifts with it. Things that were once simple, such as handwriting a letter or mailing a postcard, seem as ancient as carving on stone. Who needs to go through all that trouble when an individual can use an email address that can send a message out in no time? Some would say, “we are living in an age of electronic intimacy” (Electronic Intimacy). Christine Rosen, an author and senior editor of “The New Atlantis”, supports this point of view with great clarity in her article entitled “Electronic Intimacy.” With frequent developments in electronics, our relationships are taking on new forms whether we like it or not. While being technically inclined can enhance our social life and relationships, it can also help remove loneliness from one’s life, and help like-minded people come together. In a world of con... ... middle of paper ... ...turn the home into a medical nanny, keeping tabs on everything from pill-taking routines to signs of imminent crises”(Cava). With products already on the market like Mylively, a monitoring kit for the elderly, the innovation of common devices will offer families a broadened layer of security and peace of mind. Works Cited Rosen, Christine. "Electronic intimacy” The Wilson Quarterly 36.2 (2012): 48+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 16 May 2014. Rothkopf, David. "Disconnected." Foreign Policy 205 (2014): 80+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 16 May 2014. Khanna, Ayesha, and Parag Khanna. "1 technology will take on a life of its own." Foreign Policy 188 (2011): 67+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 16 May 2014. Della Cava, Marco. "Tech can help some be stay-at-home seniors." USA Today 29 Nov. 2013: 03B. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 23 May 2014.
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