Disadvantages Of Technology In Our Society

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Technology makes our lives easier as we can communicate with others anywhere in the world in the comfort of our homes. According to Merriam – Webster (2017), technology is application of knowledge, the practical aimed to change human life or to change and manipulate the human environment. It also includes the use of materials, tools, techniques and sources of power to make life and work easier or more pleasant and productive. This essay is about the advantages and disadvantages of technology.
The origin of technology and the word technology. According to Robert Angus Buchanan the word technology is a combination of two Greek words which are, techne which means “art, craft” and logos
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Technology offers a lot of devices which help speed up processes examples manufacturing machines, processors in computers to speed computers which helps these devices perform their tasks fast. How long will it take a person to document the number of people in a certain town, country or continent? It will take forever, because of technology people save a lot of time. Furthermore businesses people save more money as less people are needed to do the work.

The dependency of people on computers. There are various disadvantages of technology. Lynda Moultry Belcher, (n.d.) strongly agrees that people are become more and more dependent on computers and other forms of technology. Adding that “when a machine breaks or a computer crashes, humans become almost disabled until the problem is resolved”. Lynda continues saying that this dependency put humans at a disadvantage decreasing both intellectual capacity and self-reliance.

Replacement of people in work places. As the world becomes more advanced, company owner will opt to have machines rather than humans. According to Ivana Kottasova, (2016), there is an estimate that 5 millions of jobs will be killed by technology by 2020. Chris Arnold (2011), argues that technology is eliminating high skilled jobs. He continues saying that there are fewer years in future in which technology will permanently take over human job. This will cause humans to be subjects of their own creation as they will be over throne by
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