THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON SOCIETY TODAY by Gayatri Balakrishnan- 12G

All of us today are living in a world that is highly dependent on technology. We have heard about numerous impacts that technology has on the world and human beings, but what impact does technology have on society, which is the first building block of every individual in the world? The impact of technology today is a widely debated social issue all over the world. Is technology a boon or a bane?

Technology has affected the style in which individuals communicate, think, and learn. It determines the way people interact with each other. Technology plays an important role in society. The internet, mobile phones, laptop, can be stated as some examples. It has positive and negative effects on the world and impacts our daily lives.

One aspect of technology that has had a great impact on society is how it affects learning. It has made learning more interactive and collaborative which helps people connect with the materials they are learning with. It also helps in getting access to better resources which helps students learn better and has made it more fun and convenient.

Another way technology has impacted society is through communication, how we communicate with one another worldwide. Technology has brought along new methods of electronic communication, for example: E-mail, social media, video conferencing, messenger and many more.

Furthermore, technological advancements that have been made within the health industry have helped people to remain safe and healthy. There are many innovative apps with which people can check their weight, heart rate, calories intake, number of steps walked daily and other health factors at any time of the day.

So far, we have seen about how technology acts as a boon to the society, but what are its negative effects on society? Technology has caused unemployment in many parts of the world. Due to the technical equipment and machinery being used in many industries and factories, it has reduced the manual labour in the employment sector.

Technology has also caused mental health problems in individuals today. It makes people lethargic, lazy, sleepy and reduces physical activity. Instead of spending time with their families and friends, individuals now spend their whole day using technology and stay confined to their indoor spaces.

While there is no fixed answer as to whether technology is a boon or a bane, we can definitely say that technology has impacted the society and its individuals to a great extent, whether it is positive or negative.

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