The Impact Of Technology

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Throughout the years, technology has impacted lives and changed society in both positive ways and negative ways. Technology has led to great discoveries and advances such as in medicine, security, communication, and education. But what exactly is technology? Technology can be defined as, “the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science” (Dictionary). With technology, we are capable of learning almost anything and improving our knowledge in hundreds of different subjects but, is it possible that technology is actually declining human intelligence? Is it possible we could become less knowledgeable in certain areas? Albert Einstein once quoted, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” If many ways someone could argue that this quote is true and that technology declines human intelligence and society is too dependent on it. One way technology has decreased human intelligence and shows society’s dependents on it is the Internet. The Internet is one of the most powerful greatest pieces of technology the world has, because it offers so much value. With the Internet people are capable of communicating with each other in a much faster rate via email, text messages, or even social media. This helps further education because teachers and students can
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