Dependeancy on Technology

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Dependency on Technologies:

Dependency on Technologies


History Evolution Technology simplifies life Technology and education technology complicates life Pros and cons of technology Effect on our youth Case study Future CONTENT


Originated from Greek word ‘ technologia ’ Meaning: the study of something, or the branch of knowledge of a discipline Process by which humans modify nature to meet their needs and wants Started with conversion of natural resources into simple tools Invention of wheel Treated to be a symbol of revolution HISTORY

Evolution :

From the useful to vicious Today development of the most devastate weapons is considered to be the self reputation for a country Major inventions over the past 100 years Printing press Telephone Electricity Computer Automobile and Airplane Last but not the least: “Atom Bomb” Evolution

Technology simplifies life:

The rise of a leisure class A more informed society, which can make quicker responses to events and trends Sets the stage for more complex learning tasks Increases multi-tasking Global networking Creates denser social circles Cheaper prices Greater specialization in jobs Technology simplifies life

Technology and education:

Information reach within few clicks Bringing the change in way we learn Learning from mistakes Learning by doing Digitization of content Using technology tools to manage the work Wide range of technical specialization Technology and education

Technology complicates life:

Increasing dependency Produces unwanted by-products such as pollution and deplete natural resources Influences the values of a society New technology often raises new ethical questions Anthropocentric climate change (Global warming) Cause of most of the health trauma T echnology complicates life

Pros and cons of Technology:

Pros: Tools for survival It saves life Enhance our everyday living Simplifies life CONS: Make us weaker Make us lonely Modifying our food supply Pros and cons of Technology

Effects on our Youth:

Our generation has come out with all of these new technologies such as the Wii, Play station , and Xbox. These technologies may be fun but they have caused young kids to start depending on technology at an early age. Instead of doing their homework, chores, spending time with their family, or playing sports most choose video games as their main priority. Effects on our Youth

CASE STUDY Addicted to the Internet? There is rehab for that.:

Ben Alexander, 19, is a former student at the University of Iowa but spent every waking minute of his time playing World of War craft. As a result, he flunked out. In order to break his addiction that he says, is just as addictive as alcohol and drugs, he needed to seek professional help. Alexander was able to find restart, which is the first residential treatment centre for Internet addiction in the United States. “It opened in July and for $14,000 offers a 45-day program intended to help people wean themselves from pathological computer use, which can include obsessive use of video games, texting, Facebook, eBay, Twitter and any other time-killers brought courtesy of technology,” ( Geranios ). CASE STUDY Addicted to the Internet? There is rehab for that.

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Technology has made life a lot easier on us and I am not trying to say technology is bad because, I personally would have a hard time functioning without it. However, there comes a point when we need to set boundaries on how much technology “intake” we consume because, not all good things stay good. There are negative side effects to technology as you can see and we need to be aware of them in order to control it.

What’s important:

Understand the ethics of Technology Technology affects every person and thing. Technology must be managed, controlled and respected. Imagine a world without technology, you are completely lost Imagine a world only with technology, you are lost completely W hat’s important

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