How Technology Affects Us

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People living in the present have so much to thank for many technological developments. It is hard to imagine living a single day and doing your normal routine without making use of a thing which developed because of technology. Almost all of us these days are even almost totally dependent on gadgets and other modern equipment in almost everything that we do. But why not take advantage of them? After all, they are created to make our lives easier. Indeed, people nowadays must appreciate all the hard work done by people in the past to help develop computers, televisions, computers, and even tiny electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Even the tiniest part of the gadget we use at present took a lot of time and dedication to develop.

From the time we wake up, go to work, travel to another place, until the moment we sleep, a piece of technological equipment helped us along the way. We use alarm clocks to wake us up, we use hi-tech computers at work, we use modern vehicles as means of transport, and the list could just go on and on. The benefits brought about by technology are truly overwhelming. Living in the modern times even makes us wonder how people in the past were able to live a good life without the aid of advanced tools that we have right now. We even sometimes fail to realise that we should consider ourselves lucky because of technological advancements of our time. This article would not even be possible without the modern technology.

It is given that the perks brought about by computers and similar gadgets will keep on growing as years pass by but we also need to contemplate if the developments in technology have some disadvantages as well. One of the most known disadvantages is the pollution caused by the manufacturing of the millions of components used in various hi-tech tools. Proper waste management should be observed as harmful chemicals could not only affect our environment; it could also have an adverse effect in our health. Factories should limit the smoke they emit and the people who work there should wear protective gears. Another big disadvantage is that technology could be greatly misused. The abusive use of the internet is one good example.

It is a good thing that technology keeps on evolving at an exponential rate as long as we, people, do not allow to let it go out of control. As much as possible, all the disadvantages should be eliminated. Technology has helped us a lot these days and is sure to help a whole lot of people in the future. Access to hi-tech gadgets should not be a problem. Families should enjoy watching movies on big screen TV sets, kids should have more fun time playing various gaming consoles, and more jobs should be easier in the future. Hopefully, all these things do not come at very expensive rates and also not at the expense of Mother Nature and our overall wellbeing.

Source by Andre Reynolds

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