Nowadays, technology is making many improvements and their instant andvast applications are having a great impact on ourlife. Earlier, when there was no advent of modern day technology, life seemedto be in slow motion. Most tasks consumed more time and needed much more hardwork. I believe that advantages that technology provides us, also brings usdisadvantages at the same time, so the essay below discusses bout some of theadvantages and disadvantages of technology in our life.
The society has been dramatically changed with the evolution oftechnology. Modern technology has always been making changes or replacing the oldequipment with more advanced ones (Ramey, 2012, para.2). Firstly, technologyhas provided us many sources of entertainment. It has also changed our way toutilize leisure time by providing us device like television, video games,mobile phones and computers (Ramey, 2012, para.9).
Secondly, technology has agreat role in the field of education in schools and colleges as it has replacedlearning techniques to make it more simple and easy to study. Additionally,internet provides many sources to access study materials and provides optionsto the learners to study at their own from any place through computers (Ramey,2012, para.11). Lastly, the traveling has become very easy and fast as a resultof modern technology as it has provided us with invention such as aeroplanes,bikes, cars, buses etcetera (Ramey, 2012, para.7).Technology with many advantages and comfort, also have somedisadvantage as well. We all are aware that people like to spend their leisuretime on television, mobile phone and computer.
This not only leads to many illeffects on our physical fitness but also, people are not able to spend enough qualitytime with their family, which is negatively affecting their relationships (Kraut,Patterson, Lundmark, Kiesler, Mukophadhyay & Scherlis, 1998, para.1).Moreover, advancement in the field of education also have demerits, forexample, e-learning in the classroom serves as distraction for the students asthey most likely use online socialising sites rather than paying attention tothe lessons (Ronan, 2016). Furthermore, in my opinion using modern ways oftransportation for long distance are beneficial, but, for short distance peopleshould use bicycle or walk which will help them to remain fit and delay the occurrenceof persistent muscle pain and fatigue in their later life.In conclusion, there are many positive effect of technology on ourlife as it makes a lot of our work easier. There is no doubt that it has provedto be really beneficial in the development process of today’s modern world. However,on the other hand, with these advantages we gain disadvantages as well.
Technology usage is good but only to some extent. It should be used for thepurpose of benefit to humanity with caution. Overuse of technology oroverlooking to its disadvantages can have negative impact on our lives.