Is technology good or bad?

By Salman Akram. Salman, 17, is a student at Army Public College, Karachi, Pakistan. Please read his entry and leave your thoughts and comments below.

I am going to start with a famous quote- a deep quote by Elbert Hubbard: ‘One machine can do the work of fifty men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.’

We are living in a high-tech world. Technology is constantly evolving, and in doing so it consumes us more and more. Every new advancement intrigues us just a little bit more, which can be seen as good or bad depending on the way you look at it. No matter what your feelings are regarding technology, it’s easy to agree that it would be hard to live without it if it suddenly disappeared. We rely on technology so much nowadays for communication, work, education, staying in touch, shopping and much more. So what does that say about us? It isn’t completely a bad thing, but it isn’t necessarily a good thing either.

If we use technology in a good way without a doubt, technology is definitely good for us in numerous ways. The use of computers and smartphones allows us to communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world in seconds. Not to mention the fact that we don’t have to use paper maps anymore. You can type an address right into your phone and directions of how to get there immediately pop up right at your fingertips. If you don’t have time to run to the bank or the post office to pay a bill, no problem: online banking allows you to pay bills, transfer money and even deposit checks now.

Technology even provides education for people with the ability to complete college via online courses. Using technology to teach others and spread positivity through acts such as blogging, sharing quotes, motivational videos and much more. Facebook and Pinterest both provide inspiring and educational videos and photos for a number of things. A couple of the most popular and favorite ones are cooking and exercising videos and photos. However, you can find just about anything from home improvement projects, DIY projects, event planning, how to fashion and much more online.

According to CNN, Americans devote 10 hours a day to screen time. The more that technology evolves, the more addicted and reliant we become. While technology can be healthy and useful, we need to remember to use it in moderation. In today’s world we hate to be bored, what’s the first thing we do? Pull out our phones or computer and find something online to pass time. Instead of sitting in silence with our own thoughts or talking to someone next to us, we find more comfort in our devices. Teenagers’ futures are in danger due to technology. Our life has become complicated due to technology. Just as someone said;

‘The life was more simple when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.’

Is it true that the modern technology has a lot of good with just a shadow of bad or other way around?

Does the fast advancement of technology make life lot easier or more complicated?

Technology is so important in our life but we have to use it in a good way not in bad way. We should use technology that is so beneficial for us but we should not use technology so much that it becomes complicated or so dangerous for us. With the advancement of technology, there have been many improvements on how we live our lives from day to day. The improvement of social media has far surpassed. The positive effect has improved the lives of many in several fields of economy. These improvement in technology are created for our benefit.

I believe it is up to each and every individual to use the vast expanding technology responsibly. Technology are tools that are created. They serve a purpose and are controlled by individuals.

Most of the previous comments are about personal decisions that people have made with the devices they use. Alcohol for example is not by itself, the decision to use it irresponsibly is. In the same way, modern technology should be used responsibly and moderately. Day by day we are leaving everything on technology we are not using our minds. This is so bad for human living. Technology is good but somehow it is also leading the world to ruin.

I think technology is not bad, it is important for us to use it to become successful, but we should use it in a limited way. Technology harms the environment though it makes life easier. Technology is also good and bad for us it matters how we use it but we can’t ignore the importance of technology. How we will use technology we will get back results like how we have used technology misused or used in a good way.

I think technology is so important in our life nowadays and it isn’t the problem it matter how we use it. This is our fault how we use it. How we are using technology? What do you think?

14 comments on “Is technology good or bad?

  1. Abdul Moiz on

    It is good, you are taking the positive side of technology by keeping negative side in the back of head. The plethora hazardeous impact of technology has a deep impact on our society, and I like the way you think about a limite use of technology could allow us to touch the moon high up in sky and beneath us th core of the Earth.
    And I hope you got your marks😂.

  2. Jeannette on

    Very well said.
    I hope you’re one of your generations to change the views in technology. Keep it up. You’re almost there to enlighten others thinking about technology.

  3. Abdulsami Abbasi on

    Technology has come to be need of modern lifestyle.No body can deny the truth that: “It is the present state of technology that distinguish us from the stoneage.”
    So arguing about about its good or bad aspect; purely depends upon our over-dependence without striking balance.Afterall life is not about technology alone, there are other more important aspect to it that humanity is perhaps overlooking sadly.
    That’s all I have to say for now.


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