What are the positive and negative effects of technology ?

Advantages of technology

The human uses the technology to travel , to communicate , to learn, to do business and to live in comfort , the technology has changed the world , it is very useful to us , it play an important role in our life but it has many bad effects .

The technology helped us to strengthen the relationships by keeping in contact with old friends , the colleagues , and the co-workers , The e-mails cause  speed delivery of messages , they reduce of the paper costs .

The technology enables the communication among people , it has helped you to communicate with people all over the world through email , instant messaging , Skype , social media , etc .



The technology is very useful for the students , They can take the courses and attain their degree online just as any student on campus as the technology provides many chances for the students all over the world to receive an education online .

The technology helped the  companies to save the time and gain a lot of money , They use the technology to communicate with individuals , they can release the information to many different people at once without calling a meeting or requiring printing of the materials .

The technology is very necessary in our life as it has improved the transportation , it has mechanized the agriculture , It has improved the communication , And it has improved the education and learning process .

Internet is the biggest advantage of us because people could receive not only the valuable information but they could also work as freelancer or share their experience   .

Bad effects of technology

When the children use much technology , they have not enough time to use their imagination or to read and think deeply about the material , they find the information but they may not remember it , they might have difficulty to develop the social skills and the emotional reactions  .

The technology can  lead to the social isolation which is characterized by a lack of contact with other people in normal daily living such as the workplace , with friends and in social activities .

The technology causes a lack of privacy , where anyone can with a few flicks on the keyboard find anyone’s address and contact  information , So , they can use of phishing , viruses and hacking that helps to find any information they wish to obtain , they can obtain the location on Google Map and they can know the life story on Facebook .

The technology can cause the tendonitis in the thumb which is a form of repetitive strain injury caused by the frequent use of thumbs to press buttons on mobile devices or playing too many video games  .

When the electronic wastes add high level of toxicity in our air and land because they are not disposed  properly ,  they cause deadly chemicals to the ground , and the electronics are emitting toxic fumes into the air.

The technology affects on our  body , it causes the neck and head pain when you look down the devices , It causes blurred vision and migraines , and eyestrain can also causes the headaches  , it causes an extra layer of stress which was not found before the overuse of technology  .

The technology causes a  higher consumption of energy , when you don’t turn your devices off , when you keep the computers on , the mobile devices charging , the televisions plugged in , and all the high tech toys , So , it causes an increase in greenhouse gas emissions  .

The technology causes lack of empathy ? The constant stream of violent scenes on the video games , TV, the movies and YouTube causes people to become desensitized to destruction of any kind .

When you strain your eyes looking at the computer and the device screens , it can cause people to need glasses much earlier in the life , And using the headphones and the ear buds can cause people to lose their hearing over time .

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  1. Katherine says:

    This was very helpful for my essay that i need to type!!!

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