There is no doubt that the exponential growth of technology has benefited society, but the rise of the machine has a dark side as well. As people become more and more technologically connected, some worry that we are missing out on important aspects of the human experience, becoming impatient, impulsive, forgetful, and even narcissistic. This is why experts are questioning society’s dependence on technology: what it is, how it came to be, and what we can do to reduce the risk of dependence in a time of technological advancement.
Technology plays a major role in our lives, and most of us may find it difficult to remember a time when phones, computers, tablets, and other devices were not a part of everyday life. While technology certainly makes life easier and more convenient, many people wonder whether our society is dependent on technology. So, is society too dependent on technology? Don’t worry, today we will know.
Technology has had a huge impact on every aspect of society. It has expanded our ways of entertainment, changed the way we communicate, increased our ability to travel, and even influenced social change within our societies. The more technology has advanced, the more impact it has had on society as a whole. After the rapid development of technology (from the invention of electricity to the automobile to the computer) let’s take a look at where society was in the 19th century versus where it went in the 20th century.
How much is too much?
Mahatma Buddha rightly said, “Excessive amount of everything is harmful.” It seems the same goes for technology as well. While technology is seeping into every part of human lives, it doesn’t necessarily lead them towards progress and betterment. It brings along unprecedented upheavals for human society, which could prove to be disastrous if individuals do not start taking the right steps today.
Since its birth, technology has been a cause of concern for humans as it has the potential to replace them in various jobs. At least humans were assured that AI would never do a thing they could, which is getting creative but then the unimaginable happened.
Art pieces by Ai. Da, probably the world’s first AI artist, poems by Google’s algorithm-generated PoemPortraits or music composed by an AI music engine called AIVA and tons of other software, applications, and a few humanoids are slowly taking over the creative world that humans proudly claimed to be theirs.
Effects of Technology on Mental Health
In our ever-changing world, the use of technology is continuously expanding. It influences every area of our lives, from our ability to communicate with loved ones to accessing information at our fingertips. Unfortunately, we have seen several negative effects of technology on mental health as well.
Unfortunately, the effects of technology on children and youth are not only spreading to a larger population but they have also been shown to be long-lasting as well. To put things in perspective, about 50% of lifelong mental illness cases began by age 14 and 75% began by age 24. With this in mind, it is important to take cautionary steps to mitigate potential risk factors for our children, including their access to technology. These steps may include adding parental controls to control how much time your kids spend on their mobile devices or while watching TV. It is important to note how a child’s exposure to technology and social media can leave a lasting impact on their mental health.
Finding The Balance Of Technology And Society
Technology has so many advantages and benefits for society, and it is important for us not to dwell on it as we critique the problems by relying too much on them. Like anything, moderation is a good way not to become too dependent. To mitigate this, we need to find a healthy balance between technology and society. This could mean limiting the amount of time you spend on your phone, allowing yourself to find an answer to a problem without having to immediately find it online.
Is society too dependent on technology? Technology is a great resource in the classroom, and it can help us gain the skills we need for a successful career. But it must come with learning how to navigate the requirements of education and the profession of the future without relying solely on technology.
– Amrin Ahmed