The reports and viewpoints on technology’s effects vary drastically. Therefore, the ultimate question is, what is the effect of technology on humanity? In order to answer this ultimate question, I read two articles: “Is the Onslaught Making us Crazy?” by Tony Dokoupil and “Don’t Fear the Digital” by Steven Johnson. In Dokoupil’s article, he discusses how the use of technology causes individuals to develop numerous psychological issues or disorders and that usage of technology can change brain structure. Also, he notes that technology changes how people interact socially, behave, think, and feel due to its addictive qualities.
Postman would agree on this since he cautions that technology is not natural and must be used in a good way. Reflection Technology has affected almost all areas of human life. Food processing, communication, friendship, business, education, etc., are among the areas which are technology reliance. With such progress, there is still key issues to be considered such as digital divide and imaginary cosmopolitanism as revealed by Zuckerman. In as much as technology allows multitasking and easy education access, it has also affected the quality of friendships (Facebook) and caused addiction
In my humble opinion, the dependence on technology has actually not helped us to exceed our limits but constrained our abilities to communicate and be creative; all due to being heavily reliant on technology. So, I would say, dependence on technology has indeed brought negative effects on our creativity as well as our communication skills. For technology to further refine our competence on communication is definitely out of its range. Technology has brought us to choke on saying words we want to imply. For instance, my classmates never know what to answer teachers when they ask, “What are you doing?” They would merely touch their heads and giggle because to the dear fact, they don’t
He was deeply inspired by the former precursors and his predecessor Martin Heidegger. Martin’s (1927) “Being and Time” influenced his own works. Sartre’s slogan, "Existence precedes essence,” It is the core of existential philosophy. It teaches that man first exists and then defines himself. Albert Camus expressed the internal turmoil of an existential man.
The term existentialism was also coined by Sartre. And it was generally concerned with the concept of human existence. Everything is centered on the individual’s experience on earth and the limits that one has. Existentialists leave human beings free to make their own decisions and are completely responsible for their ramifications. They believe that people learn about themselves best from their experiences.
One of the common goals shared by some of the most prominent enlightenment thinkers in Europe is to progress into a better society through the means of drawing back to nature in order to think rationally. By doing so, this would lead one to question authority and previously set standards. Philosophes tend to reflect upon nature to answer their questions. Furthermore, they also encouraged others to do the same in order to free themselves from a corrupted mind and to question authority. When Holbach says that “the remedies for these evils must be sought for in Nature herself,” he is encouraging people to rely solely on nature instead of “cling[ing] to blind opinions imbibed in his infancy” (The System of Nature).
We are so dependent to the usage of technology that we ourselves can’t comprehend how this originates. Technology really comes in handy, and sometimes it becomes a necessity during this busy and hectic era. In order to improve our technology, we learn a lot to maneuver the technology. But somehow, the technology affects our creativity and communication. Our technology has improved tremendously that it has already affected our creativity.
In fact, the implication of technology on people’s relationship is a controversial issue and can loosen the relationships people make. On the other hand, it is a positive development for helping people stay connected with their family and friends. I hope that people will be more aware that actual communication is more important than virtual interaction. Next, I will go further on the issue how technology affects creativity. Decades ago people did not depend on technology to do or invent things due to limitation of access to technology.
Technology is not an unstoppable force. It is a byproduct of a complex modern society. What technologies come to be, and which never move beyond the prototyping stage into market is a complex, multi-faceted issue just as complex as society itself. Technological determinism explains in broad strokes that society influences the technology that is developed whether it be for better or worse from a design, innovation, or cost
Without technology, humanity would not have the ability to advance in the same way, as it has a major impact on society. Items such as Computers are simply tools in the process of advancing technology. We are not over dependent on tech, we are incorporating it into our lives, and this allows for the next stage in technological progress. With the availability of knowledge and ease of communication, tech is the tool that brings together the ideas that could possibly shape what the future looks