Technology: A Boon or a Curse to mankind

“It’s not that we use technology, We live technology.”

This is what actually technology means nowadays to the whole mankind. It is aptly said that modern age is an age of science and technology. We commute by automobiles and communicate by e-mail or mobiles. The media and the internet provides us the latest information from all over the world. Technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. Technological innovations has fostered an increasingly interconnected society. This, as well as the explosion in popularity of mobile devices and the drastic fall in cost of connectivity , has led to the people being literally tethered to various electronic devices and being connected 24/7 , 365 days of the year

“It’s not that we use technology, We live technology.”

Technology is improving in leaps and bounds with something new being invented virtually everyday. Within living memory, telephone service has cut it’s link to overhead wires , computers have moved from the climate controlled environment of the enterprise to device in our pockets, video has moved to the same device from our living rooms while social media have trumped traditional media.

Technology is a major. Factor in the transformation of how we interact with colleagues , multitask and handle duties, configure relationship , address family responsibilities. The INTERNET which some see as the second revolution in IT, is a classical example of the great technological development of our age.

“Digital information technology provides the material basis for the pervasive expansion of what is called the network form of organization in every realm of social structure.”

The impact of internet on society as a whole has been debated continuosly since it’s widespread adoption in the 1990s. Some schools of thought belive that the internet will boost efficiency, make people more productive and enable them to avoid unnecessary transportation, making individual more fulfilled and build social capital for society. Another opinion is that the internet may induce anomie and erode social capital by enabling user to retreat into an artificial world.

Mobile technology has now added a new dimension. According to research , in 2010 there were estimated to be 7.8 billion global mobile connections. The number of mobile broadband subscription jumped almost 60% in 2015 to reach 558 million worldwide. The improvement and increasing popularity of Mobile technology has further enmeshed human beings and technology bringing both closer and increasingly immersing our lives in technology.

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction,
The world will have a generation of idiots.”
~Albert Einstein

Globally millions of people are finding their lives changing by using the internet . The term INTERNET refers to the electronic network of networks that links through computers and other digital devices allowing person to person communicate and information retrieval . Initially the internet was strictly for military and scientific use until the early 1980s when it was made available to public. From the early 1990s it saw increasingly widespread adoption. Today more than 70% of the world population has access to some combination of cellphones and the internet. We can see on the streets that most people don’t separate to look their mobile devices. Smartphones have become an essential part of society, helping us to carry routine, tasks, through a wide variety of available applications. They are powerful tool for work and studies.

The current youth has become accustomed to immidiacy of information , leaving aside the acquisition of knowledge in the medium and long-term, as they assume that as everything at hand, it is not necessary to develop into any topic of academic or artistic relevance. Also they are more aware of viral trends that appear on pages like Instagram, Facebook or YouTube etc.

On the other hand, many times people prefer to build relationships in social networks instead of doing in real.

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