Technology, the word brings countless things into our mind. The first thing that we can observe is our surrounding from single fan hanging from the ceiling to the cellular phones in our hand everything is technology. Be it a common man or an individual belonging to the elite, technology has transformed everyone’s life. Even given a thought to escape from this world of technologies makes us jittery. But the real question arises how this modern technology has impacted our lives or how have we molded our lives around it.
With the intervention of technology in our lives, our lives have been made easy, to say the least. The biggest and most supreme inventions of technology are the computer and the internet that have opened multiple opportunities and made us much more dependent on it.We are aware of all the current happenings in the world just because of technology. From the role of a housewife to a giant tycoon, technology has simplified things offering endless opportunities. We no longer need to warm our food on stove when there is microwave, no worrying of food spoilage when there is refrigerator, no need to make a queue to make a call we can dial it from our cell phone hack we don’t even have to pay for it with the development of whatsapp, no need to wait years or days to see our loved one they are just a dial away through Skype or emo or what not, no need to sit under the street light to study like Newton when we have electricity at home, no need for going to shopping when we can shop online, we can online order our food to fill our everyday cravings, no need to go and find a ride when we can have it outside our house through careem or uber, all of this at our fingertips.
Modern technology has not only made life comfortable but has provided great opportunities for employment too. People can find their dreams job only by surfing on the internet instead for meandering from one place to another. At primary level, the teachers are also using technology to advance their knowledge and provide better learning to the students. It is through technology that bought social media the magnificent platform for an enormous number of people to connect. A large number of people are dependent on it not only for surfing or tagging but also to for earning. People are making millions simply by sitting on a comfortable chair at home all because of social media by freelancing work, writing blogs or hosting a channel at YouTube or perhaps reviewing a product all because of this technology. It has created a number of professions are it digital marketing experts, social media developer, website makers, software developers and many more. It has also helped us saved cost by introducing online platforms, employers now use online platforms to communicate a vacancy or advertise their product/service instead of posting an ad in newspaper helping them to save their cost. The simulation techniques or screening interview can be held online saving the time and resources because of technology.It has changed the way how to communicate people can make or invite everyone they want by simply sharing a message on WhatsApp or posting it as a status on facebook. We use gifs and memes to show how much someone is important or things that we want them to learn instead of communicating it ourselves, the use of cards have been abolished completely. It has also added competition among people make them feeling arrogance, pride and self-conscious. With the use of Instagram, Facebook, musically and twitter where it offers opportunities it also has threats because we have started comparing our lives to others which are damaging our self-esteem and making us depressed.
The modern technology has increased dependency on it and decreased the human interaction. Technology has changed the way of parenting; the parents have discarded the paradigm of parenting by increasing the use of smartphones instead of personally teaching things. Instead of engaging children, they hand him/her a Smartphone making the kid addictive and then complaining about it. Modern technology has also changed or increased the crime as our private information is at the disposals of online hackers which they could use to hack our accounts be in a social media account or a bank account. It has also changed the way how we read; the traditional view of reading from the book has been replaced by a simple tablet or e-book making it easy to carry it around. The use of dictionary has been eradicated because of the technology, it has put all the information on our fingertips, people now use the term googling instead of searching.
With the passing time, the technology is rapidly changing and expanding in every field. The advances in modern technology are paving its way into our lives, even if we hinder its way it cannot be stopped. Where it offers vast opportunities, tools and solutions it has some threats too but it is upon us how to use it to our advantage. We must use this technology to bring about a positive change but keeping some of our traditions intact as a balance between these both is necessary to have a peaceful place to grow.
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