Technology 's Impact On Technology

2055 Words Jul 13th, 2016 9 Pages
In this digital age, technology is everywhere. The continuing growth of technology made people’s lives become too complacent and lethargic. Every human being grasp the advantages of technology in pursuit of doing things fast and easy. What exactly is technology? The word technology can describe different type of electronics and machinery today such as microwave, television, cars, computers and even manufacturing cables. The internet, which is a vital part of technology, makes any thing easily accessible and offers convenience through the use of social media. According to Ventola, social media is referred to as “Internet-based tools that allow individuals and communities to gather and communicate; to share information, ideas, personal messages, images, and other content; and, in some cases, to collaborate with other users in real time” (Ventola, 2014, p. 491). Even though technology can be educational and let people stay connected with family and friends, it causes social isolation for people who are having difficulty to disengage or being dependent on technology’s advancement. The use of technology like the internet and devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers can negatively impact people psychologically and physically because it can damage social skills development, inhibits social interaction, and it enticed people to waste time.
The internet plays a critical role in technology. Social skill is important in everyone’s daily life but extreme…
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