Technology was designed to empower people, to set them free, and to leave them satisfied, but people often feel stressed due to the use of technology. Opposing views claim that “One of the more attractive goals to be achieved by introducing information and communication technologies is to make our lives easier by providing faster communications around the globe, efficacy in work processes, and so on.” (salanova, 2013). In other words, technology does not affect individuals in any society rather than makes people’s lives easier and simpler. It may be true that communications technology makes our lives easier, but it is more than possible that individuals can be stressed or distracted by technology “with cell phones chirping and playing music, wireless devices vibrating, and emails signaling their arrival at the computer’s inbox” (Allegra, 2013). It has been scientifically proved that people with discomfort and stress of technology suffer from technostress that is a type of stress “resulting from the high speed at which technological change takes place” in a person’s daily routine (Salanova).
The Effects of Smartphones Smartphones are useful and have drastically changed peoples lives, however, more attention needs to be focused on the negative effects smartphones have caused the population. People in this generation have gotten so caught up with their smartphone; being so addicted to the screen, never loosing sight of it. Not only are smartphones a huge distraction from the important things in life, but they have also made it harder for people to communicate with each other. To most people, smartphones are their main source of communication, not realizing that smartphones are making them more detached to the idea of coexisting with one another and communicating with real people in their lives. Even students in school have been
Smart phones, being known as today’s most used gadget can gain all good feedbacks from the buyers; however, although the production of smartphones improves the easy access to information, communication and socialization, it still has negative effects on education. The researchers conducted a survey in order to gain first hand data and used the random sampling method. Most respondents answered that social networking sites help them to raise their social statuses. When in class students commonly kill their boredom by checking their smartphones. Their frequent use of smartphones exhaust their body particularly their eyes and they make their smartphones as their priorities.
Although, new technologies that are introduced every now and then are helping us make our life easier, in the same way they are destroying our future by making us dependable and taking our jobs ,increasing health problems and privacy problem as well. Technology in simple terms of definition means to use knowledge as a tool kit in order to invent devices that would make our task easier in an efficient and accurate way. As we know, anything overly used is not good; similarly if use technology in a proper way it turns out to be good, but if we totally rely on it then it will harm us in multiple ways. However, the sad truth is that we have made ourselves very much dependent and now it’s hard to imagine our world without technology. From tube lights, to hand mixers, to electronic cooking stall, clothing washer and drier etc… pretty much everything are creations of different types of technologies.
Technology is expanding at a fast pace. We are discovering more ways to do things faster, and is making our lives easier. Computers are a part to our every day life; there are many reasons to why we are so captivated by the functions of computers. Forty-five years ago, most people had never seen a computer. Computers are creating both positive and negative consequences; however, research shows that some users may be addicted.
The emergence, advancements and easy accessibility of smartphone technology have made it quite hard to think of the days before their existence. It is no doubt therefore that smartphone has changed people's lives in the 21st century (Milius 22). It enables people from across the globe to connect instantly beside other numerous benefits that people have been able to access due to this advanced technology device. However, Jean Twenge’s article in the Atlantic warned that the expansion of smartphone and social media technologies had introduced dramatic changes that did not characterize previous generation. She goes ahead to allude that this technological development is putting the iGen at a higher risk of the worst mental health crisis.
How has the smartphone effected our culture as a whole? The smart phones have affected our culture in many possible ways which leads to increase in personal efficiency and communication. Even though, smartphone can become a tool for constant connection with the world; the smartphone also makes people disconnect with the world around them such as friends and family. As Zackary suggests that “The invention and rising popularity of the smartphone has completely transformed our culture of socialization and interaction.”(2015) Smartphones are very powerful tools that can allow people to use many functions such as phone, text, internet, apps, games, and social media and so on. Smartphones are readily available and so easy to use that people are less willing to interact with another people more than their smartphone.
Some people think that we should stop using technology for lots of things but especially with our social life. Yeah they may be right about that but we humans are different and unique in our own way no one should tell us to stop using technology its tool that we need and it helps in so many things. I’m glad that technology is getting bigger and bigger and really benefits me in my social my education and I know that it will benefit my future professional life. Who knows maybe in our future technology is going to be all that we will use for anything that we do in our life’s. In this world there is something new coming out that makes our life’s easier by using this tool that is called
Individual persons can profit off these phones by making ‘apps’ that customers buy to install on their phones. Profitability is high in this market. As more is demanded, more and newer technology is needed so there seems to be no end in sight in this area. Messengers like Skype used to be science fiction. Now they’re reality and are in high usage and of course ‘more and better’ is what the consumer is always asking for.
Cell phones are one type of technology that will always be changing. First, we had the flip phone, next the slide phone, and now we have the latest and greatest smartphone. As smartphones expeditiously become rooted into everyday life, people are realizing what they are doing in and to our society a lot quicker and on a more personal level. We know that smartphones give us unlimited information at our fingertips, but what kind of consequences will that bring for teens growing up in the digital age? Will smartphones be more beneficial or harmful to people who use them?