Technology Boom: A Blessing or Curse
What is Technology:
Human skills and techniques are collectively known as Technology. It is basically an application which is used to perform a task by reducing human effort. The term Technology came into practice in the 20th century, before that, it was known as “Arts”. In 1937, an American sociologist Read Bain introduced Technology as a combined form of tools, instruments, utensils, machines, weapons, clothing, transportation and communication.
Types of Technology and its Advantages:
The most useful types of Technology are as follows:
Information and Communications Technology (ICT):
It is a term of Information Technology that provides unified communications through multiple devices like Smart Phones, Infrared devices, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi devices, Network cards, and Modem. Information and Communications Technology also include telecommunications, computers, software, and storage devices.
Technology in Electronics:
Technology also works in electronic devices. The electronic devices are those components in which information is processed by controlling the flow of electric current. Some electronic devices that we generally use are mobile phones, computers, television, Automatic Tailor Machine (ATM), and Digital Camera.
Technology makes transportation easier and convenient for people. Through Transportation technology, a large number of people and goods can be moved from one place to another. The most advanced inventions in transportation technology are Rocket Engine, Automatic Transmission, Jet Airliner, Helicopter, Global Positioning System (GPS), and Jet Engine. Besides, the latest Transportation Inventions are hover board, One-wheel, Electric Scooter, Segway, and Electric Bicycle.
Technology in Education makes the learning easier through the advanced and improved educational tools. Such tools are Mobile Phones, Computers, Internet, and Digital Classrooms. Through computers, mobile phones and internet, we can learn whatever and wherever we want. Simultaneously, digital classrooms have reduced the time and effort of the teachers and made the learning faster for the students.
It can also be called as Technology included in Biology. It means when the living organisms or biological systems are utilized by the technical applications for a specific purpose, then it is known as Biotechnology. Such kind of Technology is used to produce antibiotics and to create genetic manipulations also. Biotechnology is also used to create chemicals for industrial purpose. Moreover, the Biotechnology is also useful in agriculture field as it improves the quality of crops by increasing its nutritional values.
High Tech is an abbreviation of High Technology. It is the most advanced form of Technology that uses the extremely complex scientific tools and the most advanced engineering techniques. Some technological innovations of High Tech are Transparent Television, Electrolux Fireplace, Eco Cleaner, Green Smart Glass, LED Ceiling, and the Book Light.
So far, we have discussed the types and advantages of Technology. Now let’s have a look at the disadvantages of the present Technology Boom.
Disadvantages of Technology:
Although, Technology has made our life easier than before still it also creates a negative impact on humans as well as other creatures. Presently, humans are highly addicted to Technological gadgets like Phones, Television, and Computers. Such addiction is very harmful to our body and brain because the radiations emerging from the mobile phones cause cancer and blood-brain barrier. It also affects male fertility by decreasing their sperm quality. These radiations are also harmful to birds, bees, insects and animals as it creates a negative impact on the biological system of these creatures.
Moreover, watching television for so long is also detrimental to our body and mind. Similarly, the excessive use of computer weakens our eyesight and makes our nature irritating too.
In this way, Technology is both blessing or curse to the present world. The more beneficial Technology is, the more harmful it is, therefore we should use it properly so that we can avoid its losses.
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