Problems of Well-Being - Technology disadvantages and advantages in our society
Our technology may seem all great to us but it has some
effects on our society that some people might not notice or
even realise that they are a part of the problem.
Some of these biggest problems with our technology
Communicating to people through electronics more so
than in person
Spending too much time on electronics
Relying on our technology to the point of being lost
Most people today communicate with other people through
technology more so than in person. A good example of this
would be think of how many times you text people a day
and compare it to how many times you have a face to face
conversation with someone. Most of us will communicate
more through technology. This is mainly because everyone
has this technology and it is so convenient to be able to
talk to someone anywhere at any time but it can have some
drawbacks to this great technology.
Our technology today might be too convenient. We are
spending less and less time talking with people face to face
and more time playing with our electronics. It’s causing
our generation to be more anti-social. Why go make new
friends with the people near you when you can talk to your
old friends anywhere you want? Younger people are
getting phones earlier than any of us have which could
cause the next generation to be even more anti social. It’s
hard for us to go without our electronics for a few days
which is crazy, we are way too attached to our phones and
One of the biggest problems today but also the greatest is
the internet. It allows us to do so much from
communicating with friends to learning how to make
something. We spend so much time browsing the web to
the point of it being a lot of peoples lives.
This site here has many videos showing how it is
negatively effecting our society.
One of the biggest things on the internet is social media.
Everyone uses social media and there is tons of it some
include Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Reddit, YouTube and
much more. Social media has become so popular that it’s
taking away from peoples lives. People are spending hours
a day on these sites posting their own lives online for
everyone to see instead of doing other things.
This video here was made in 2009 showing the popularity
of social media.
You might see less bullying in schools and all around you
but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening online. Cyber
bullying is becoming more popular because people feel
safer behind a screen and wont be afraid to speak their
mind. A lot of the bullying face to face has been moved to
the online environment since we would rather talk to
people through our electronics than in person it’s not a big
surprise that this is happening more.
This video here explains cyber bullying and how to help
Since we are using our electronics to the fullest we start
losing some of our other crucial skills. Some of these skills
are face to face communication, writing skills and our
patience. We are always on our electronics we rarely speak
to another person face to face and we rarely write everyday
since we are usually typing instead. Since we have such
convenience online we aren’t use to waiting so long for
something and our patience over all is getting slimmer.
Our lifestyles have gotten so convenient with technology
that we don’t go out as much as we should on a daily
bases. Since we go out less our health is deteriorating
causing more people to get illnesses and diseases. It’s just
getting worse and worse as the years pass we must
remember that we need to keep exercising to stay healthy
and eat well. Today you can order more and more food
online even fast food you can order online and get it
delivered to your door so you don’t even have to move.
Not everything is bad about our technology and electronics
though, just we have to remember to not let them take over
Learn to do things on your own
Allow us to do things we never thought we could do
Create new things
The possibilities of our technology is almost endless, soon
all these great convenience isn’t only going to be on our
electronics but in our everyday household items such as
our bed and sofa. This video here shows some convenient
things in a house.
Continually advancing and improving
Technology has had and will continue to have a huge
impact on our society. It has changed everything we do
today the way we dress, way we get around, way we
communicate, starts trends, what we do for a living pretty
much everything we do has or will be impacted by
This video here is a short slide show of how it impacts our
Social construction of technology (SCOT) – “argues that
technology doesn’t determine human action, but that
rather, human action shapes technology”
This can relate to technology and our society because it’s
saying that this technology wouldn’t be used unless us
humans know how it effects us in a social context. In other
words we wouldn’t use the technology unless we knew
how much it would effect us socially such as using social
media like Facebook.
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