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Essay: Modern technology has increased material wealth, but not happiness


Modern technology has increased material wealth, but not happiness

We live in the age of technology. We commute by automobiles and airplanes and communicate by emails and mobiles. The media and the Internet provide us the latest information from all over the world. Movies filled with hi-tech special effects entertain us. Air conditioners and room heaters keep our life comfortable despite climatic inconveniences. Technology has changed almost every of our lives. Of course, technology may have concerns about the pollution and environmental problems. But overall most people feel that technology has benefited us immensely. Therefore let us go deeper to analyze that modern technology has increase material wealth, but not happiness on our society:

Firstly, modern technology makes people's life boring, after working time people often sitting by their computer to play games or reading some information on internet. That means they do not refresh their mind and by accident they turn their own into slave of modern technology. It can make life better but it can cause you disease or stressed also.

Second, modern technology has improved communication technology between cultures. With modern communication technology such as TVs, phones and computer, internet, you can see what people at the other end of the world is doing, but it can cause us some problem when speak through the phone a lot you will feel not better or headache cause by radioactive and your eye also have problem if you watch TV many hour in a day. And with a modern car, motor and airplane, we can travel to everywhere of the world. This will help us to know the other culture of the world, and you will learn to appreciate the cultural difference of people from different part of the earth. These vehicle make you easily, but actually many accident has happen every day by ridding car, motor…Example in Cambodia Traffic accident happen and 4.7 people die in accidents each day, according to a report by the Cambodian government and Handi cap International Belgium an NGO in Phnom Penh in (2009).

Third, modern technologies also make life easily by only controlled machine. Such as tractor, copy machine….It can make your work faster and easily, but sometime it can be error and your work will prohibit or damage. On the other hand, it will make you unhappy and pay with repairing it.

In conclusion, for the reasons above I think that modern technology can’t decide the happiness, it can provide people living standard but not happiness.

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Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 22, 2019:

Technology in the modern era is very useful however it will cause some stress sometimes. Our eyes got irritated just like mine.

kama favour on May 19, 2019:

modern technology is very useful but can cause stress and diseases also.

kama favour on May 19, 2019:

modern technology is very useful but can cause stress and diseases also.

Truong Minh Si on December 04, 2018:

it's verry useful for me

J Zod from Nairobi on July 24, 2018:

Very interesting read. I use technology a lot. I do not agree that technology makes us slaves. We have free will and the power to choose.

Abdul Haadi from Lahore, Pakistan. on November 24, 2017:

On point, indeed! But modern technology helps us a lot too. :)

Asmita on November 30, 2016:

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This essay is to the point and was very helpful in the debate competition I recently had

Aasritha on November 12, 2016:

This essay is very useful for me but there are few mistakes

Vasishta vardhan reddy nandipati on November 12, 2016:

It helped me a lot in my school speech topic


Anika Bhardwaj on November 12, 2016:

I feel that modern technology has made us their slaves as the paragraph said.

And it helped me a lot in my school speech.

sanskriti on November 11, 2016:

thanks it was very useful for my speech topic .

Rashim on October 22, 2016:

It's very useful for debates

mannat on May 25, 2015:

there are a lot of mistakes in ur's alright but check it out and correct it. because modern technology is very useful for us.THANK'S

nooor on February 01, 2015:


shraddha on August 20, 2014:

Very poor in framing a sentence..

shraddha on August 20, 2014:

Very poor in framing a sentence..

sana... on June 14, 2014:

Correct the mistakes in is must

oksana on May 20, 2014:

You have a lot of mistakes in your essay check hem out and fix them.

sisuri on April 12, 2014:

it is useful for us............ok.............................

sisuri on April 12, 2014:


haniya on April 02, 2014:

Modern technology is very helpful to people and childrens

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