Technology Is the Technical Means That People Term Paper

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Technology is the technical means that people use, to improve their surroundings. It is also knowledge of using tools and machines to do tasks efficiently. We use technology to control the world in which we live. Technology is people using knowledge, tools and systems to make their lives easier and better. As the old saying, "Necessity is the mother of all inventions."

People use technology to improve their ability to do work. Through technology, people can do things twice as fast and twice more efficient than people did a century ago. Technology helps people to cope with our ever-growing population, so that everyone may have enough food to feed him or herself and satisfy there needs. Technology gives us larger possibilities by giving us ideas that we haven't thought about in the past. It further enhances our perspective in the things we do and makes simpler solutions in the problems we face everyday. It also gives us easier accessibility and mobility. Technology makes production move faster.

But not everything that technology has to offer is good. For every advantage that technology gives us, it also comes with subsequent disadvantages. Some of them are the complexities of society. Not everyone can cope with the advancements of technology as a result these people can get left behind. Everything becomes more complicated and what is expected of us also grows. Life was simpler in the old days but due to technology everything has become more complex. Another is the increase of indolence in our society. Since everything has become more accessible and more convenient people tend to log off and become lazy. With better solutions and easier workload, comes the over-dependence of people to technology. They tend not to think for themselves anymore and let technology take over their lives. This is bad, for it make us the slaves of technology instead of us controlling them, they are the ones that control us.

Some technology advances that we have in our society are the improvements in medicine, the creation of the motorized vehicle, ways for students to do their work and farming. This technology not only gives positive but also negative effects to society. Like in the development of medical technology, people can now have a better quality of life. Furthermore, many lives, which normally would not survive without the advance in medical treatment, can now be artificially prolonged. On the other hand, it is the same points that cause them to be harmful. Because through this advance medical technologies people sustain one's lives just because the technology is available, this is intolerance under certain circumstances. It is the individual patient who must make a decision about whether to keep himself alive. Any patient's decision should be respected, not based on the fact of all available technologies.

Another technology advances is the creation of the motorized vehicle, which helps…

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