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Issues related to technology’s presence in our lives

"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do". (B. F. Skinner) Technology advancements has been both a blessing and a curse, the benefits of faster, simpler and better has caused society to not only be physically lazy but mentally lazy as well. Society tends to rely on technology probably more than they should, remote control vacuums, talking refrigerators, and controlling appliances from miles away has taken away just small chunks of brain power, but as technology continues to evolve, those chunks keep adding up and soon humans won’t need to use their brains for much of anything. While technological developments have made life amazingly easier, simpler and anything is just a mouse's click away, it has brought several negative health impacts, psychological problems and stress in daily life.
Furthermore, the presence of technology in the world today has created many benefits and issues in almost every facet of life. For instance, in Business, companies are much more productive due to the various advancements in communication. Company provided cell phones, email and instant messenger are just a few of the ways that colleagues, bosses and customers can communicate, allowing instant access and quicker results. One of the newer advancements that I have used recently is called “Telepresence”, which is real-time video conferencing that has the effect of people literally being in the room together when in fact they are hundreds of mile apart. Business’s have benefited greatly from these new technologies, on the other hand, employees are now taking their work home with them and are expected to be available every minute of the day, adding more responsibility and stress.
In the same way business has been changed by technology advancements, education has been hugely impacted as well.…...

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