Effect of Technology on Modern Society Essay

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The evolution of technology has changed society in both positive and negative ways. People all over the world use and benefit from modern technology. Technology has simplified the access to many tools people need in education, medicine, communication, transportation, etc. However, using it too often has its drawbacks as well. In most cases, the time of finishing projects is cut by more than half with the help of technology. Many people do not realize that technology has its negative affects society as well, and its rapid advances has changed life for worse in a number of different ways. Technology has changed the relationships of families. Distracted by their laptops, TV’s, smartphones, and video games, families can’t have a friendly…show more content…
Also, students today can talk with their teachers from home, and learn all the information from the Internet and finish a research assignment that used to take days because of books, in a matter of hours. But, students of the newer generations seem to have many problems with writing complete sentences or spelling words because of the frequent usage of text messages and the many hundreds of acronyms used to shorten texts. But besides memory problems, technology usage can cause serious diseases as well. Health problems caused by technology have turned into a big problem, especially among teenagers. People, especially teens, pay a high price for relying on social media, video games, and TV, especially when it comes to sleep. The internet has become an addiction, we need it like we need air to breathe. This addiction seems to be the cause of several serious health problems such as sleep deprivation, vision problems, obesity, etc. Addiction to technology has also made people lazy. Instead of going outside, playing sports and running around, they would rather stare at a screen, inside and the only exercise they get is sitting up in their chair and walking to the fridge for food. Even though the implementation of robots has reduced the risk to human life because they can perform some risky jobs instead of humans, robots themselves can create risky
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