Monday, June 20, 2011

Is Technology Good or Bad?

by Daniel Ricciardi

 In the past few decades, we have seen technology develop in ways we have never imagined.  We have seen technology go from a original computer that weighed 1,000 lbs, whether you want to take that literally or not, to a Mac. Now technology has gone slim, and light as a feather.  Technology was been made for leisure, but also for good.  The technology that has been developed has done wonders for example in the medical field.  Technology is everywhere, but is it too much?

A few years ago, cell phones were considered the among the top form of technology.  Being able to call someone was from the palm of your hand, where ever you were, felt like the greatest thing on earth.  Now phones are much smaller, and they are rarely used as a phone. Take a second to think, how many phone calls have you made today? Now think, how many text messages have you sent today? Did you update your face book status from your phone or your computer just now? 

Technology could be used for good or bad, in all sorts of forms.  There have been studies that technology has lowered kids and teens IQ's.  Whether that is true or not, people are just viewing technology as a bad thing.  Yes,video games, watching TV, and cell phones are addictive, I am addicted to all three, but technology is used for good as well. We take for granted the good things that come out of technology.  The everyday things that we do involve technology.  There are endless possibilities to technology and where it goes from here, it will help others, and make this world a better place.  We as a society need to make sure we use technology for good, for example texting while driving.  

"Technology-the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society,and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied scienceand pure science."    (                                                                                                        Technology is here to help, we need to let it.


  1. January JeffersonJune 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Technology has definitely taken over in our society. Computers are replacing peoples jobs and taking over our childrens lives.. if parents don't take control of what the kids are watching and what websites thier on, then we have lost them to technology.

  2. This is a great post.
    Technology is good but when people rely too much on that, it becomes bad. I think people should take technology into consideration again to see where it is appropriate to be applied and where it is not. Technology should be by our sides to support us not to take over us.

  3. I am so greatful for technology,because it make things easier for me especially when I want to talk to somebody on the other side of the continet.Technology is not bad, but the people that abuse and misuse technology are the bad ones.

  4. This is a great blog. Is technology good or bad? As a person who really loves technology, I think technology is good and bad. It has its own bright side and dark side. The bright side is now we can do everything faster and it is efficient. For example, we do not have to go to the bank to transfer some fund; we can just turn on our computer and transfer the fund from there. However, it also has some dark sides. One of the example is people are getting less and less to interact with each other. For instance, while back then, young children play at the park together, they play with their friends, and they are socializing. Nowadays, they prefer to stay home and play with technology. I just hope that we can use technology wisely so technology will not control us, but we are the one who control technology.