What Was Society Like Before the Discovery of Technology

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What was society like before the discovery of technology ? Technology shapes our society in many different ways. Before the invention of the Internet, people would have to use typewriters to write what is known today as an email. Delivery mail would be by a man on a horse instead of by a mail carrier in a mail truck. Before television, children would have to play outside with one another. Technology not only made people lazy, but also increased the obesity rate in young children. How is technology affecting society today ? The technology of the Internet, or more accurately, the World Wide Web, allows people to connect and “converse” from those distant points without traveling. Video and audio technology allows people to talk and to see each other when they are thousands of miles apart. With both travel and communication, positive use of technology can create a better world, one in which people understand each other much better. However, technology can affect the world and its population in negative ways as well. People have been fighting each other for thousands of years, starting by throwing rocks and sticks at each other. The technology of weapons has placed human beings in the position of being able to destroy not just a few dozen people at a time but to eliminate life itself. Technology has certainly affected society, in both positive and negative ways. Whether the effects are good or bad depends on the choices human beings make. Our lives are more comfortable in many ways and we are much more healthy in general because of technology in medicine, food-preparation and storage, home construction etc. From the first technological advance of Morse code to today’s Skype, the ability to communicate with people has changed dr... ... middle of paper ... ...all the pricey luxuries in life but at the cost of losing its priceless joys. The Internet has bred many unethical practices, like hacking, spamming and phishing. Internet crime is on the rise. The Internet, being an open platform lacks regulation. There is no regulation on the content displayed on websites. Internet gambling has become an addiction for many. Overexposure to the Internet has taken its toll. In this virtual world, you can be who you are not, you can be virtually living even after you die. Isn't this weird? Children are spending all their time playing online and less or almost no time playing on the ground. Youngsters are spending most of their time social networking, missing on the joys of real social life. Technology will enable diverse cultures to collaborate more efficiently, in every sphere. It will bring people and organizations together, closer
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