Technology: Helpful or Hurtful?

Technology: Helpful or Hurtful?
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“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity”. This quote, said by the great Albert Einstein, sums up a lot of what people are still saying about technology to this very day.

Just look around and you will see game consoles that can capture your every move, cars that start by pressing a button on the key, computers that can almost do everything and that’s not even including what social media has turned into these days!

By breaking down these “technological walls” that come up, humans have pushed further and further into technology utopia. But with all these advances, should humans be afraid that technology might become too smart for its own good?

If you’ve seen the movie “I-Robot” starring Will Smith, one would know what might happen if we build robots and they become too smart for our own good. But then again, that is Hollywood, 90% of which is not seen in the real world. But who says that might not happen 200 years from now? With our rate of increasing technology, anything can happen!

Take the iPhone for example. People can literally connect with anyone in any way possible; you can text message, call, tweet, Instagram, Facebook and that’s not even half of the methods of communication this device offers. Ultimately, society is trying to transport everything from computers onto mobile phones to make it easier to connect with one another.

The question we all need to ask ourselves is, are we becoming too dependent on technology that we cannot fare for ourselves without it? Think about it for a second. If you did not have your phone, computer, and television for a day, what would you do? Would you spend time with your family?

Maybe spend most of the day outside on a walk or just going about town? Every advancement in technology helps and hurts humanity at the same time. It helps us by opening up new doors for us and it hurts us by making us lazier most of the time.

So should we stop advancing in the area of technology? No, but we do have to be careful of what we are getting ourselves into. A main concern is in the social aspect of technology. Companies are getting tighter and tighter and the only way to find a great job these days is to know somebody that knows somebody.

The reason for this is because everything is online nowadays and there is little social interaction. Someone could be a hard worker but his online profile is not up to par with what a company wants and therefore get overlooked when in fact he could be a great fit for the company.

In conclusion, we need to think twice before jumping into new technology because one slip up and we could end up just like “I-Robot” and having robots almost take over the world. Until then, we have little things to worry about like people becoming socially awkward because most things are done over the computer and mobile phones instead of meeting in person.

Jack Corrao | Elite. 

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