Impact of Technology on Society: Positive & Negative
Technology has made our life very easy. In recent times, the impact of technology on society has gradually increased day by day.
It is a part of a human’s daily life. From the family to the state, all the sectors are connected with the benefit of technology.
Electronic devices and social media bring a new dimension to society. It makes a difference between traditional society and modern society.
The Impact of Technology Education
The impact of technology education will be easy to have visual attentiveness, easy to gather knowledge, the thought sharing can be stored in a video format, and learn anything in a fun-loving process, as well as teachers, can update them day by day.
Comparison of positive & Negative Impact of Technology on Society
Technology has played a role in many sectors of our life. Some of them are discussed below.
1. Positive Impact on Family:
Technology played a vital role in family daily life. Many of our family members are staying in different places for their work or job.
They can connect easily with each other over audio calls and video calls by the use of technology.
In various social media family members share their thoughts and values with one another.
In a very simple but effective way, technology has made the world a global village.
Negative Impact of Family
Day by day it is very articulate to family members that they are not ready to communicate face to face or physically.
And this is very much alarming for everyone. Kids are creating their own space in the gaming and online zone. Because of that, families are dividing from one to another.
We are seeing the 18th and 19th family bonding. Technology has affected our cultural thoughts and values.
As children are browning the unknown culture and thoughts because of the internet.
2. Positive Impact on School and College:
The Modern Education System has changed to collaborate with technology. Computers and projectors are used in many schools in our country.
Teachers have to prepare a lesson for students before presenting it in front of the students.
Attendance fingerprint sheets make a remarkable contribution to technology.
It’s created a huge difference between the traditional system and the modern system of counting the presence of students.
In this pandemic or any crisis, teachers can take their class online that we have learned in this pandemic situation.
To make it more interactive teachers often use various methods of teaching like, watching videos of relevant topics, showing dates in an infographic way to make it more interesting, and playing games online in the process of studying.
Negative Impact on School and College in Terms of Technology on Society
Certainly, there are some negative impacts on school and college if the teacher and student are more dependent on technology.
- Will be less productive than before.
- For research purposes students will only focus on online.
- Students and teachers can easily divern from his/her main work.
3. Positive Impact on Communication Process:
Some Apps of social media like What’s App, IMO, Messenger, Skype made the communication system easy for us.
We can communicate with people around the world using these Apps within moments.
People are working from home and for their important meetings are taken on skype or zoom or other online video conference technology.
In the future, virtual reality will take one step further in terms of the communication industry.
Negative Impacts of Technology on Communication
Because of modern technology, social values are decreasing day by day. Young kids are not thinking or respecting senior citizens.
Day by day the interconnection of the People is losing.
One of the primary reasons for the accident in driving is overusing phones and coming uncertain calls and text messages.
The alarming news is that more than 43 percent of kids reported that they are suffering from online bullying from time to time. Because of this, they feel anxious to talk to their friends.
4. Positive Impact Business with World Market:
Students and any job seeker have the opportunity to be involved with the outsourcing market of the world. They can run their business from home by the use of technology.
The free market economy connected all the world markets by the online-based communication system.
Technology has given the opportunity to raise E-commerce. Electronic Communication network site where business magnates are investing for increasing their business site.
Amazon and Ali Baba are two renowned companies in the world.
Negative Impact Business with World Market:
If the website hosting is destroyed then a whole website can be banished. In the online technology field, there are plenty of hackers who are trying to hack big platforms.
One of the biggest hacking happened in Bangladesh from Bangladesh Bank. So, there are many examples in the tech industry.
5. Positive Impact Online Shop Service:
A person can buy any product by using online Shopping Apps. It makes the lifestyle very comfortable. People can buy anything and stay at home by online Apps.
Negative Impact Online Shop Service:
Often the customer gets a different item that he/she hasn’t ordered. Sometimes, the price of the product is much higher compared to the physical market.
Take extra money for the COD ( Cash on Delivery) process. Moreover, the ordered product and delivery are not the same.
Negative impact on Health
As technology makes a huge contribution to the health industry, on the other hand, it has a good number of negative impacts on health as well. For that I have pointed out some of them:
- One of the big impacts is bad sleeping habits.
- Damaging our eyes
- Damaging our health by staying for a long time.
- Children are using more phones and laptops and that is the reason kids are becoming weaker.
- Hamparing the brain for using technology more and more.
Less Time But More Opportunities:
By the use of modern technology, we consume our valuable time. We can do more work at the same time. Skill build-up program available in the online video sharing site.
According to cable(1995), Transportation costs are falling with improved physical communication with the help of improved technological advances in telecommunication, computing, fiber optics, and satellite.
This has resulted in the speeding up of information flow and transformation of goods across nations more quickly and efficiently. This is being achieved through the technologies that are at the heart of communication and transportation globalization, which is ongoing.
Some Other Negative Impact of Technology:
There are some negative impacts of technology in society.
- By watching exotic culture and TV serials, People try to use it with their family. For this reason,hampering the relationship with family members.
- Most of the students spend huge amounts of time on social media like Facebook ,Twitter etc.
- Fake news is available on social media, rumors are a common factor in social media.
- Women are being harassed by spreading fake photos and comments.
- Students use banned sites in technology which is very dangerous for their mental health.
Some bad people try to hack the online site and use it to blackmail.
It can be said that in our life the impact of technology on society has both positive and negative qualities. It is a blessing for us. We should use it in a positive way to get the best output.