Over the years, technology and humans had an unbreakable bond with each other. The society, we humans live in is somewhat cyclic dependent on technology. No offense, we mastered technology but today saying this won’t be wrong that technology made us slaves of them. There isn’t a single thing left in this world that directly or indirectly brings technology in it. From communication to traveling and learning the business, every aspect of life has technology in it. No offense, the technology helped us a lot in developing ourselves but it raised many concern areas too. The poor implementations have led to growth in pollution environment that seriously led into many serious concerning areas in society. The biggest challenge for people is to decide the type of future we want and then create applicable technologies which will simplify everything.
Technology is not harmful on their own until people start using them to achieve goals that can result in negative impacts of technology. Humans require energy to manufacture products in factories, run cars, light homes and run machines like computers. But, all these can only be achieved when we start working with renewable resources like wind/solar energy instead of exhaustible energy. Let us now discuss the pros and cons of technology and how it had affected our world:
Positive Impacts Of Technology On Society:
Improvement In Communication:
Communications cannot be explained as a two-way process anymore since the technology came in between. The normal human society and bigger organizations depend on communication to transfer their information. The Electronic Medias like radios, televisions, internet, Social Media has enhanced the way we exchange ideas for the development of our societies. In many countries, radios and televisions are used to give a voice for the concerns of society; they organize subsist forums where the community can have a say in mobile phones or text service systems. During political elections, leaders use radio, television and internet Media to reach the populace they want to serve.
Improvement In Education And Learning Process:
Education is the backbone of every nation. People necessitate well and organized educational infrastructures in order to interpret information. Majority of the schools have started integrating educational technologies in their schools with an aim of improving the way students learn. Technologies like smart whiteboards, computers, mobile phones, iPads, projectors, and internet are being used in classrooms to enhance students learning. Visual education has become the best method of learning in many subjects like mathematics, physics, biology, geography, economics and much more. The business community has invested money in various educational technologies which can be used by both teachers and students.
Negative Impacts Of Technology On Society:
The demand for new technologies and up-gradation of current technologies has raised more pressure on earth’s natural resources. Take a look at the number of mobile phones and computers that are manufactured each day. Today everyone demands to have an access to either a mobile phone or a computer in homes or offices. But to sustain this demand, the manufacturers exploit Nature for resources like aluminum, copper, lead, etc., once these resources are extracted from the earth plates, they will never return back because it took them a billion years to mature. Similarly, the concentrated farming practices will deplete the soil. This makes heavy applications of commercial fertilizers applied to capitulate healthy harvests, but also these fertilizers have chemicals which are dangerous to the soil and human lives.
Pollution affects the land we grow crops on, the water we drink and the air we breathe. The increased demand for new technologies and advancement of technologies has resulted in many manufacturing and processing factories. The companies work their efforts out to deliver the best technologies society and business but, these processes also discharge harmful chemicals and gasses that pollute our environment and gave rise to global warming. So the more technology we enjoy, the more we harm our environment.
Experts have tried to execute ways of tumbling this impact by encouraging factories to go green. This has been achieved to a small extent with the usage of green technologies like; green cars, green computers, but we require more effort to shrink the pollution of the air and the earth.