The Influence of Technology on Our Society
Without a doubt, technology is all around us. Technology is a major part of our everyday lives and it is hard to imagine living in a society that does not have advanced technology. The effect that the current technological advances continue to have on our lives grows more positive with every new “thing” that comes out.
Here is a look at some of the impacts that technology has had on our lives.
Ten years ago, smartphones were mostly for the elite and a majority of people under age 16 were still dependent on the old house phone. Today, there are more people with a cellular phone than there are without one. Being able to communicate is not considered to be as important as eating and sleeping. The cell phone is the last thing that they see when they go to sleep and it is the very first thing they look to grab in the morning. Smartphones make it possible for anyone to connect to everyone out there in the cyber world. Apps like Twitter and Facebook now come standard in a majority of smartphones. Now, when you have something to say, all you have to do is log on.
Quick access to information
With technology growing the way that it is, that makes it much easier for people to know what is going on all over the world. In the past, if you heard something big was going on, you had to rush to a television to find out what happened. Today, information is literally a click away. Believe it or not, most people learn of news breaks through websites that are constantly updated, such as Twitter. If you watch the regular evening news, you may catch them encouraging the viewers to submit photos or videos of news that they see happening. The built-in camera and camcorder that smartphones have made this possible.
Children of Tomorrow
Children born in this day and age have a leg up on prior generations because they are growing up in the age of growing technology. It can be a steep learning curve for older people to understand some of the new technology that is out. Younger children will not have that problem because they are playing with phones, computers, and tablets before they can even talk. This means that when it comes to learning new technology, it will be second nature to them. They will be the ones who will be upgrading the technology that is currently available. Without a doubt, they will bring unforeseen changes to the world that will not have been possible without using the technology that they have been born into as a foundation for the future.
The impact of technology on society is positive in almost every way. The only downside is that some people may use technology as a substitute for real human interaction. That is a fact that we should all be aware of, but it is easy to overcome. All it takes is choosing to make a call instead of sending a text.