The Impact of Technology
Albert Einstein lived from 1879-1955. He is arguably the smartest person to ever live. He died before the computer, the cell phone, texting, emailing and skype were invented. Still, he was wise enough to understand that technology might take the place of human interaction. I suppose he wondered what would happen to natural curiosity, exploration of the unknown and the diligence to uncover the next mystery.
Author’s Perspective: I don’t have any definitive answer on this one. I will say there are negative and positive outcomes when it comes to technology. For instance, I am now able to run my business from the golf course or a boat, which would not have been possible 10 years ago. On the other hand, I know how hurtful and disrespectful it can feel to be constantly interrupted by someone who is on her/his cell phone. To strike a balance, I use my cell phone extensively during the day, but not during the hours of 5-8 when I am with my family or when I am in a one-on-one meeting. I just ask you to look at the pictures below and ask yourself the following questions?
1. How are we benefiting and not benefiting from technology?
2. Do you ever feel sad when you see a family out to dinner and no one is paying attention to each other?
3. Can you truly enjoy being with a friend without interacting with “other friends” who are not present?
4. Are you capable of soaking in anything (nature, a sporting event, a concert, a sunset) if you are checking social media, email or texts?
5. How do you feel when you are on a date and your date is paying more attention to his/her phone than you?
6. How do you strike a balance between experience the “now” and using technology?
Dinner with friends in a restaurant…
Enjoying the beauty in a Museum…
Enjoying a special occasion at a friends house …
Enjoying a day at the Beach…
At the stadium supporting the team…
The benefits and disadvantages of technology to me are really based on the person using the technology. Some benefits would be technology used for science and medicine how it makes it easier to find answers. Another benefit would be it makes long distance communication simple. Some of the disadvantages are that it takes children’s attention more, makes it easier for some people to hurt other, it is harder to figure out who someone really is, and It takes more time from people. Some people are so caught up with there technology that it can hurt families, and it does make me sad to see families not taking notice of each other. Other people interact with friends using technology but I don’t think its the same when there not there. Some people use technology to the point were you lose connection with the outside world and that’s a shame because it not the same. Paying attention to someone is hard when you are using technology and upsetting to the person or people your with. Technology really has changed this generation and has a little more disadvantages in my mind but I cant lie I use technology a lot and I now know how to use it better and why less.
One way we are benefiting from technology is the new found forms of treatment for sicknesses. However, nowadays people rely on their cellphones more than anything. Like the picture above the only thing people know how to do is socialize through technology. Wheres the love people ?!?!
There are good and bad things about technology today. It’s new and exciting so of course people are going to over use it. Some individuals don’t understand when it is and isn’t okay to use their phone. Either way technology is going to keep growing.
we are benefiting from technology because technology is a good use at some point at time and good for us to use, but the not benefiting from technology is when were on it 247 all the time and never really social with other because were on are phones. so there are some pro and cons to it.
I do feel sad that everybody now-a-days are on their phones or any other type of technology because when you’re out with family it’s your time to interact with them not be on your phone. It’s truly sad that even little kids know how to use technology instead of playing with toys or reading to them. These days instead of giving you kids a book to read you give them technology hoping they could get distracted for a bit.