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Pros and Cons of Technology

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Technology at work is both a blessing and a curse - so to speak. Technology has improved performance at work with faster communication via email, video conferencing, the telephone etc. As a teacher, I can post grades that are available immediately for parents to view, track student performance on State testing and look up ideas for lesson plans using technology. The flip side of this issue are people who abuse their access to the technology on their job, such as constant instant messaging, emailing friends, and then the individuals who view inappropriate information on the web.

Transactions for trillions of dollars can be made with the stroke of a key using technology. Just about every job requires some form of technology to function - the supermarket, the movies, ordering job related items, etc. Our lives have been made easier due to technology.

Employees sometimes have no privacy, for example, when we provide information about ourselves on the web then it's public knowledge. The information shared can be detrimental to a person's career if it's information of a personal nature.

Again, the flip side is that I can access information about situations and people at any time. The property appraiser's office is one site that is useful if one is buying or selling property. This is one way of assisting the public, and of course this data is useful for realtors to use.

Not sure where we're all headed with this but it's going to be vastly different than we can expect.

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Joey on January 03, 2016:

I think that technology is very useful sometimes but is also very bad sometimes.

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coltonb on April 16, 2013:

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liz on December 02, 2012:

but what about in the future? further technology development can have many consequences such as a grater possibility of obesity... plus radiation that increases our chances of cancer, sure technology is a good thing, when used right but when completely abused it can be life threatening to your health

ash on October 23, 2012:

wow that is cool

Siqalo Makhoba on May 29, 2012:

Technology is always aimed to improve our lives and it has done so well for the past decades. All it's flaws are brought forth by ignorance and improper usage!

BJC (author) from Florida on May 23, 2012:

Cheers - that brings back memories :) thanks for the kind words!

Spitfire07 from Calgary on May 23, 2012:

Great hubs! I look forward to reading more. Cheers!

Folasade Araoye on May 01, 2012:

Technology help us in so many ways, most especially it invent us cars,television airconditional and in a medical ways which heilp us to diagonis ailments or sickness that may occur.

BJC (author) from Florida on April 30, 2012:

True, technology is not the cause of obesity, but it does contribute as people are less physically active.

Thanks for responding.

Tiffany on April 30, 2012:

as a student i think technology is great, but technology is not the cause of obesity. sometimes its not even people being lazy they could have a health problem that causes them to be overweight.

ash on March 23, 2012:

cool

Katherine on February 27, 2012:

I think technology is great and not so great at the same time because people do take advantage of it. Quite often.

Shawn on February 07, 2012:

I think though we are getting in way over our head.I do believe that technology will be our demise.Wisdom is a strong gift and if it's not used the right way it can hurt us badly.Very good example is when the tsunami hit Japan in March of 2011 and the reactors of the nuclear plant could have killed many people not only in Japan but other places. I embrace new things as we move forward but i also believe you can go to far.

techguru on January 23, 2012:

technology is not making people lazy and isn't the cause of obesity. the Japanese are a lot more tech savvy then most in the US, they aren't obese. if a person wants to be lazy or not, it is their complete choice. technology cannot be blamed for that, that is just ridiculous

techguru on January 23, 2012:

it's safe to say that in order to be productive in America alongside other more developed and developing countries, there is no way one can avoid technology

Millie on January 21, 2012:

While all this is true, my only argument is that it has outsourced many jobs, as humans are no longer needed.(example being automated machines, ezpass toll booths, do it yourself cash registers, the list goes on and on). Great invention and very much needed, but less jobs.

lila on January 11, 2012:

yeah

JJ on January 11, 2012:

technology is sooo helpful, but people are becoming more and more lazy because of it, which is leading to obesity. :C

Vanessa mundell on December 09, 2011:

This is all sooo stupid!

wishyouwerehere on November 15, 2011:

Its all has to do with how you use it. It can be BAd at some time and others( well most) its the best thing ever.

Mr. Green on November 22, 2010:

But we should be careful with games, kids sometimes kill their parents, cuz they don't let them play =(

Deathdimony on October 26, 2010:

love and hate technology at the same time every day of my life:)

ameliavillafana on September 29, 2010:

as a student of Northeastern college of Trinidad i think that technology is important in this present time, but there is always a wrong think to every think. i think with proper use and security technology is very beneficial

Melanie on April 20, 2010:

fasho mannn

emily on March 17, 2010:

i agree with u:) it can be a curse but it

is aslso very helpful and we use technology in our every

day life

styles

on March 04, 2010:

BJC (author) from Florida on August 13, 2009:

I hear you. I remember reading sometime about one year ago where a school district in Georgia lost all of the final grades due to a malfuntion in the system............ Can you imagine??

Alfreta Sailor from Southern California on August 11, 2009:

Good hub BJC. I wish some of this had been around when my children were school age, for instance, seeing their grades instantly. I agree, technology has it's pluses and minuses.

Sandra Mireles from Texas on August 10, 2009:

Totally in favor of technology. The world moves fast and a business without the latest technology will fall behind. Good hub.

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