Technology is a hazard to our lives
In today’s fast pace and innovative world, we have climbed up to a level that had never been imaginable in the olden days. Everyday new technologies are formed to make life better and easier than ever before. With all these advancements to better our lives, it seems as though it is turning itself around and becoming more hazardous than beneficial to our lives. Therefore I agree to an extent with the above statement.
The social consequences of the technological modernization are the negative impact on people’s behaviour and the creation of the new technological generation. With all the advances in technology such as the media, cell phones, computers, cars and aeroplanes, our world doesn’t seem so big anymore. One can communicate with just about anyone in any part of the world but this has also has a negative impact on society. More and more people own cell phones and most of them are starting from a younger age. Research has been done to indicate that excessive use of cell phones has led to an increase in cancer as heavy cell phone usage has had a 50% higher risk of cancer than previous decades.
The new forms of entertainment, such as the Internet, and video games have serious effects on children and adults causing obesity, laziness, and a loss of person. Children and adults alike are spending more time sitting indoors, playing video games and watching television, than being active and living a well-balanced lifestyle. In addition, through the Internet, the pornographic and gambling industries have been introduced with severe negative impacts to the youth and even adults. Therefore, the consequence of the technological advances does not only affect the individual person but it also affects society.
Technology is ever-changing in today’s day and age and has affected us individually, and as a society either negatively or positively depending on the perspective. Technology has negatively impacted me in three specific ways. The first way technology has impacted my life caused a decrease in the number of face-to-face interactions I have daily. With technology assisting or occupying the majority ...
Media technologies such as magazines, internet blogs and television shows have also has a negative impact. Mass media is altering cultural values and social behaviours by creating and spreading ideas, values and behaviour patterns within society. Over recent years, concern has been expressed about the possible ill effects of certain films and television programmes on the behaviour of the viewers. A recent report published by researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom suggests that people are correct to be concerned about this. The report indicates that young people who watch violent films are themselves more likely to display signs of aggressive behaviour.
Along with social improvements in technology, there have also been greater improvements in the industrial sector. Robots have taken the place of humans in industry which has increased production but more importantly, has also reduced the availability of jobs. The invention of the motor vehicle has revolutionised this sector and cars are evolving every day. Travelling by car became so speedy and comfortable and eventually cars became affordable for just about anyone. Unfortunately, the motor vehicle has turned out to be a potential killer to us due to the number of motor vehicle accidents.
. Some technologies also have negative effects on the environment, such as pollution, and lack of sustainability because they are designed to economic effects only.
On the other hand, the huge development in technology has also complicated life, and it has many negative effects on people. First of all, the new technology in mass media changes cultural values and social behaviors by spreading ideas, values, behavior patterns within a society and among different groups. Some technologies also have negative effects on the environment, such as pollution, and lack of sustainability because they are designed to economic effects only. The new forms of entertainment, such as Internet, and video games have serious effects on children and adults causing obesity, laziness, and loss of personality. In addition, through the Internet, the pornographic and gambling industries have been introduced for the various web sites.Therfore, the consequences of the technological advance does not only affect the people it also affect the planet.
From a sociological perspective, it is both an oversimplification and an inaccuracy to conclude that people around the world, or even within the same country, are fundamentally the same. There are similarities. The scientific methodologies used by sociologists to study different types of human interactions and social facts instead suggest that people are different in important ways and that these ...
As a matter in fact, technology has been part of life on the earth since the advent of the human species like language, rituals, commerce, and the arts. Technology is an intrinsic part of human culture and it shapes society as well as is shaped by society. However, the positive or negative effect of technology on society will depend on the choices that people make. These choices between increasing technology include, rising to consumer demands, products channels of distribution, and people’s ability to gain these products with ease. Other effects of technology are beliefs regarding to freedom of choice, materialism, consumerism, and the utilization of technologies just as people requests. To illustrate, technology could be used to maintain, prolong, or terminate a life depend on the patient’s desire. Therefore, the difference in a person attitude towards technology is dependent on that person’s exposure to it rather that the notion she/he has of it.
In conclusion, the technologies available to people greatly influence how their lives are as well as people have influence on technology’s development and how it is used. Indeed, the industrial revolution is still underway changing patterns of work and bringing with it the economic and social consequences. The more obvious economic effect of the industrial revolution is the depletion of nonrenewable natural resources such as petroleum, coal, and ores. The social consequences of the technological modernization are the negative impact on people’s behavior and the creation of the new technological generation. However, people should take advantage of the technology advances and use it wisely in benefit to their lives. For example, people could use technology to create shortcuts in working and making tasks easy too. On the contrary, unfortunately, people could use technology to create weapons of massive destruction. Finally, we are the new technological generation, so not only the future of this civilization but the future of the planet is in our hands.
Technology is the new black. By that I mean, of course, that technology has become the necessity in the closet of 21st century society. It may seem hard to believe that just a decade or so ago the average person couldn’t make a phone call from their home, or listen to their entire album collection in the most isolated spot in Yellowstone Park. Go back a little further and if there was a ...
Our own environment has been paying the price for centuries now and its deteriorating day by day by the very advancement in our technology and its harmful byproduct . Our ecosystem is wasting away due to heavy pollution, harmful toxic wastes, cutting down of trees and etc. Due to such blunders we are experiencing something called Global Warming. Misuse
Global warming is the effect of our carelessness for the environment and resulting in polar ice melting, fluctuating temperatures, sea level rising/decreasing, and etc.
Time is running out before the situation gets worst. Governments through out the world are coming up with tactics to help, but so far not enough measure are being taken. This could effect each and every one of us and there fore all of us have to realize and recognize the big problem. There are plenty of ways we can help the environment and make the world a better green and environmentally a safe place. First of all the society needed to be educated about the driving force and how it started. For everyone to breath in the reality of this nature, we have to understand the big picture otherwise its going to be taken lightly.