How has technology changed the way people live?
I am currently pondering about technology and how fast it is evolving. Just 6 years ago, the first cellphone I've ever owned had capabilities that were very limited. Unlike today, cellphones 6 years ago didn't have touch screens. We couldn't even plug in our headphones to listen to music. Camera phones were also pretty expensive back then because it was IN. Personally, I like technology very much, however I think that it's making humans lazier and lazier each year. Check this out, Japan is already creating high-tech robots to replace teachers. We even have toilets that automatically flush themselves. Humans have gotten so lazy to the point that they rely on technology to do all their work.
Despite this negative view, technology does help us live our life more conveniently. Instead of walking a few blocks down to mail an envelope, one can easily email someone over the internet with a couple of clicks. People no longer have to print pictures out from their film rolls, they can easily upload it onto the computer. Computers, that used to be as big as a my home television, is now available in the size of a normal marble notebook. Even cellphones can now roam the internet. Communication and Information is becoming more accessible now then ever.
This blog that I'm currently reading is called Tradition Vs Technology. Here is the link Click.It basically talks about the differences between the way people lived traditionally versus the the way people are living today. It gives us a brief overview of how technology is changing the way we live our lives and how it has made everything easier to access. The author of the blog, Joan Bongar, speaks about how technology has helped our education improve."This same technology is now providing more choice when it comes to education. It is no longer necessary to attend lessons in a classroom in order to further our learning." I agree with this quote because technology has indeed improved the way children learns in the past few years. Students can easily google information online or watch tutorial videos on the computer. Another quote I chose is "If information technology continues to impact education at the same rate that it has in the past ten years, I can't wait to see what will happen in the next decade. Perhaps distance ed and e-learning will become the standard and traditional teaching methods will become as old fashioned as snail mail. Only time will tell." Reason I chose this quote is because I'm also wondering what technology will be in the next few decades. There is no way to tell, but to wonder.