is modern technology really helpful?

@shylade (3137)
Philippines
May 8, 2012 1:33am CST
While high technology helps us in our daily life, work, studies, communication, and so on, we can deny the fact that it also affects how we communicate with our love ones. When we are at home, instead of chatting with your mother or father, you are always in your room surfing the net or playing video games. Instead of playing outside the house or do some exercises, you are in front of your computer watching Youtube videos. There are many disadvantages of the modern technology and the problem is the abused of using it. I personally cannot imagine life without internet or mobile phone, but I see to it that I still spend some quality time with my family, friends and with myself. How about you, does modern technology helpful or not?
5 responses
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
8 May 12
hi there shylade, with reference to your main topic, for me, modern technology really helps. although we cannot deny the fact that in every invention, there are advantages and disadvantages. as a result, whenever a negative output arises, we tend to think that technology does not help instead it gives more difficulty. but if we just focus more on its advantages, it will help us to use the technology more innovative.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
9 May 12
Hello airasheila! That is right but we also learn to use it properly to not end up abusing it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and happy mylotting!
• United States
8 May 12
I see technology as being neutral. Humanity manipulates how technology acts. Take computers, for example. They can be used for research, but some military countries beg to differ.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
9 May 12
Technology is really helpful provided it is being used properly. Thanks fro sharing your thoughts!
@lady1993 (20703)
• Philippines
8 May 12
It is helpful- very helpful, it just depends on the person how she or he uses it. If misused it can produce conflict and division. So people should learn to use i properly and for the betterment of all.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
8 May 12
I agree with you, if we can use it properly the better. Thanks for the response.
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
8 May 12
There are always negative and positive points in every aspect. When it comes to technology, yes it made our life easier but sometimes makes us a little bit lazy. As parents, we must set limitations of using technology like internet and mobile phones to our kids. Maybe, we can set agreements that if they will behave and good at some points they can be rewarded by adding extra time for using internet. You are right, as of today, it is hard to live without internet or mobile phones, but it must be used properly and responsibly.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
8 May 12
Anything in excess is not good so you are right, if we use it properly then we will lessen its disadvantages. thanks for the response.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
8 May 12
lol. i just recently had a conversation like this. me and my husband both have our individual electronic hobbies, so to speak. yes, it does take away from time we could be personally interacting. now we have decided to blend the two worlds. we now communicated via messaging, even when we are in the same room sometimes. lol. don't worry at least we are staying.....connected....get it?..."staying connected". lol.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
8 May 12
Got it! Can you concentrate with what you are doing when you are chatting at the same time? I sometimes have a hard time doing multitasking but i know it can be done. Thanks for sharing!