Essay: How Technology Affect Our Lives

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Technology, shaping our life

It is amazing, and at the same time frightening to look at a 4-year old kid using an I-pad, as to be one of his favorite toys, but do not freak out; it is normal nowadays. Technology is affecting our lives massively, by being helpful, and making our lives less difficult. It is fast, reliable, easy to access and mostly a necessity. However, there are a lot of people that are skeptic about all the innovation that the technology is bringing to our society. It is believed that a lot of human and social values are being ‘torn apart’ of becoming affected from this innovation. Another opinion is that the technology is letting our human values flourish and is giving them their true shape form and dimension in our society. But which one is the ? I believe the truth it is not black and white and we need to find a balance in both the ideas.
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We all possess a cell phone, a Facebook account, an e-mail account, a laptop, access to internet etc. Everybody is dependent by technology, for bad or good. We use the technology because it saves us a lot of time, it helps us communicating, researching, navigating and all sort of things. I would describe it as a variety of tools, that it has been implemented now for more than 20 years in our everyday life, and our social and moral values, or even our understanding for the life itself it is going forward, parallel to the technology innovation. Based on this argument I believe that it has come a time when we can separate our social values from technology, because technogy has played a big impact of being the actual source of this values. That’s why when we tried to argue technology and social values separately, it is quite hard to come to e clear
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