Paradox Of Technology Essay

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We’ve talked about how a new technology can establish itself into our society and then influence our view on things. The effect that a technology has over people can be wanted or unwanted. Originally, a
technology is typically introduced to transform the endogenous view of its producer into an exogenous view. Think about mobile computing for example. Before the introduction of mobile devices, access to data was limited. Devices were all stationary and access to their storage or the Internet could be obtained only from fixed places, which was a huge limitation. After the advent of mobile computers, the possibility to access data while on-the-go, became globally recognized and supported. Nowadays, through devices like smartphones, tablets,
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Do you think that this was the real purpose of the inventors and producers of these technologies? Of course not, it’s just that sometimes, unwanted effects can cause paradoxes like this to happen. Most of the times, this happens because humans rely too heavily on the comforts of technology. They become dependent on them, addicted to their benefits and to how it makes their lives easier. Technology is a wonderful tool that is supposed to help humans improve their life quality, but it’s very important to find a good balance in its usage, in order to prevent negative effects. We cannot ignore the fact that there are several ways in which technology negatively impacts our society, but for the better part, it has greatly helped in improving our lives. Technology has greatly helped us to become more efficient and has aided us in increasing our productivity. It has also helped us a great deal in saving resources such as time and money and these are great benefits that cannot be ignored. It has worked well in bringing unity into the world by turning it into a global village, which in turn, has helped people to more easily overcome their cultural, racial and continental barriers. The trick is just to understand how to use the technology, and find the appropriate balance in its usage, to limit the
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