Technology has no negative impact at all?

@pureme (1526)
February 19, 2017 9:40pm CST
Modern world has been influenced greatly with technology. It has brought globalization which makes me feel belonged here. It has helped me gained employment as a system analyst. It has eased my job and various jobs across the globe by the development of different and useful applications. Yet, as I am happy for the job offered me, some have been relieved of theirs. Yet, as I am able to make friends on this platform and other social media, my neighbors, and those who will love to be my friends are not getting my attention. Applications are good but it's reducing my thinking capabilities. Don't you think technology is doing bad more than good to this generation? #bepure
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• Bangladesh
21 Feb 17
If we can be conscious, careful and positive, we'll be able to avoid the negative impacts.
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
@Priyanka1990 you are very right, That is what we call self discipline. It will work for those who can do it only.
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
@Priyanka1990 you are most welcome my friend.
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• Bangladesh
21 Feb 17
@pureme hmm thanx
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@just4him (305417)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Feb 17
Yes I do in some respects - the smart phones don't allow anyone to really think for themselves and they are glued to it 24/7. On the other hand, technology has helped with research projects and other things that would take a long time to search out without the Internet and current technological advancements. Lots of pros and cons for it.
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@Jlyn10 (11966)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 17
@pureme But at least they got the chance to read and learn something from it.
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@pureme (1526)
22 Feb 17
@Jlyn10 ok. good point. there was a test conducted for a group of recently graduated students, out of 26 that took the test, only 2 passed. it was really disheartening seeing such a thing happen.
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
With the Internet, we can gather ideas for literature review. But some students just download another person's work and ideas, then put it forward to their lectures as if those ideas originated from them.
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• United States
21 Feb 17
It is good in that it saves on paper, like no more newspapers or phone books needed, I am just now scanning my favorite recipes so I can get rid of all my cookbooks. The drawback is people no longer connect in real life. Wherever you go, when people eat out or just in a doctor's office waiting room, they are on their phone. If my son didn't have some friends who like to go outside, I would probably have to take his tablet and phone away from him because he would be on it all the time. So yeah, there is a negative impact, but only if one allows it to be.
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• United States
21 Feb 17
@pureme My son is almost 15, so he should know better. Plus, I have seen adults be completely rude in public because they were on their phone.
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@pureme (1526)
22 Feb 17
@Carmelanirel2 good point. talking on phones with a loud voice in the public is not good at all.
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
Yes, absolutely right. Temperament is the main point. But how can the young ones know this?
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@LadyDuck (457274)
• Switzerland
25 Feb 17
Yes, in our days technology has become too much important and it's no more good.
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@LadyDuck (457274)
• Switzerland
26 Feb 17
@pureme Everything used to the extreme can become dangerous. I see people with their phones in their hands all the time.
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@pureme (1526)
25 Feb 17
I love the perspective you are seeing it, when something becomes too much important, then it is useless or it has Lost its value.
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@pureme (1526)
26 Feb 17
@LadyDuck phones are now like a second heart, people can't do without it again
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@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
Not really than bad in our lives but there are some bad things also like the radiation that they say can cause cancer.
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@pureme (1526)
20 Feb 17
You have a good point, cancer seems to be the most prevalent disease throughout the world
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@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
20 Feb 17
@pureme well, one suspected contributory is the radiation from cell sites and cell phones
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@pureme (1526)
20 Feb 17
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@syeow1 (5137)
• India
21 Feb 17
Technology is like knife it's in your hand for which purpose you use it.for murder or cutting fruit..
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@syeow1 (5137)
• India
21 Feb 17
@pureme both are same..
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
That is true...... But give a knife to someone who doesn't even know what it is used for, Or let me say, Give a knife to a baby, he can cut himself with it, thinking he is playing. Still there is a little difference here, technology kills gradually, not immediate like a knife could.
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• Bangladesh
21 Feb 17
right
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
Technology is very useful but we have to learn how to use it to our advantage. We have to control it and not let it control us.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
25 Feb 17
@pureme Yes, that is true but it is not the fault of technology but the fault of the individual. I have been driving a car for almost 50 years and I am not and never was overweight. I do watch my diet and I keep an active life.
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@pureme (1526)
25 Feb 17
Yes it is true, there are so many things the technology be used to benefit human being but we should not wholly rely on it for everything. Let me site an example, in the olden days, people treck to wherever they are going, with bicycle, the stress reduced greatly but cars brought a sweet relief, yet obesity filled every where for the lack of exercise. You know this routine work. From home to the car to the office, sitting from morning till closing time, back to the car to the house.
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@pureme (1526)
25 Feb 17
@1hopefulman well that is really correct, I mean very correct. We need not to abuse technology, we should use it for own good.
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@mythociate (21437)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
21 Feb 17
It's like how growing evolves you-into new capabilities and -out of old ones. When you were little, you couldn't reach the top shelf but you could hide under the bed; growing tall enough to reach the height, you probably can't fit in all the hiding-places you once could. For thousands of years, humanity got through with only-very-basic technology; and our bodies changed to adapt to that. Evolving capabilities that make the adaptations useless, our bodies devolve back into the bulky lumps of flesh that we are becoming. Most of humanity still admires the highly-useful 'optimized human body' , but more-&-more we develop 'technologies that accomplish the usefulness for us' (so we don't have to work to keep our own bodies up-to-speed).
@mythociate (21437)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24 Feb 17
@pureme Well, only some of us ... think: if you have to do something, and there's one hard way to do it and there's another way to do it that takes less work; wouldn't 'taking the easy option' leave you more energy to do more work? True, many people will use that extra energy to do wrong work (for fun, for groups that compete with the first group, etc.); but that's their choice, which is the freedom Our Father wants us to have (whether we use it the way he wants or not )
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
@mythociate thanks for the enlightenment. Technology is doing all the work, and we have to do little or not do at all. Don't you think that has got us lazy.?
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• Bangladesh
21 Feb 17
good saying
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• Austin, Texas
21 Feb 17
In response to your question: I think technology has done far more good than bad. I would like to add the following statements: If technology is reducing your thinking abilities and any of your other humane abilities and capabilities to contribute to mankind, then you're not using the technology the way it should be used. Mankind has always invented “things” to make their lives better. Man invented the car. One person uses the car for transportation to get to and from work. Another person uses a car to run a person over in the streets! People can either: ~ use technology for good because they know how to harness its power; ~ use it for evil by misusing and abusing it because they want to, or ~ simply not take full advantage of what the technology has to offer them. It's a human intelligence decision. The technology can't make that decision. As for others who have no longer have jobs because their positions have been replaced by some tool of technological advancement, how is that your fault? That's a bigger problem that needs to be addressed by several responsible parties – the individual who lost their job and organizations that reeducate and retrain people for reintroduction into the workforce, etc. However, if you have any ideas on how to tackle this very real and distressing problem, please communicate it those who need to know OR take action to help those people on your own, if you think you can. Technology will never replace humanity. So the dark side exists. So what! The light always shines through and can dispel darkness. It's never the other way around.
@Jlyn10 (11966)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 17
Better to control technology than to have technology control us.
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• Austin, Texas
22 Feb 17
@pureme - Nope! There are a lot of people living on this planet and some haven't even been touched by technology. The "t" in technology does not stand for "take over"! But you may have a convincing argument if you say the "t" is for "toys".
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
Thanks for the well explanatory response. And your view to the discussion is good. That technology can never replace human being is already going old fashion, you know why? Now we have women robots, of which some men have fun with, I even read it on an article some couples of days ago that some men said they prefer the woman robot to a real woman. Has technology not taken over human gradually?
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@akalinus (40433)
• United States
22 Feb 17
It does do some good. People around the world can be connected. People who are handicapped or sick and housebound can now have a network of friends and the ability to earn online.. And, yes, there are many bad things about technology also.
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@akalinus (40433)
• United States
22 Feb 17
@pureme Thanks.
@pureme (1526)
22 Feb 17
I like your opinion, I never thought of the handicapped. It's good for everyone.
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• Dallas, Texas
21 Feb 17
I agree 100% but when in the Techno Age, we must do as the Techno Age does. Technology can be both a good thing and a bad thing if managed improperly.
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
Yes, the will to balance it the important thing.
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@Colleen46 (106)
21 Feb 17
It has had a negative impact years ago kids would play with toys and go out to call for their friends and play outside I remember playing hopscotch and all them things. Now most kids want playstation's and Xboxes and talk to their friends online. They don't even have to leave the house. Even for the older generation it's making things worse you can order take away food to your house using an app you don't even have to speak to someone. I think it's bad as people don't go out of their way to see each other anymore it's just a quick txt and that's all.
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
Relationships are dying, for any relationship to survive, it needs a lot of input, and the primary input is an effective communication, but we are no longer getting it.
@magallon (19280)
• Philippines
21 Feb 17
Modern technology has both advantages and dusadvantages It gives more advantages in our industries, companies or offices. It also gives more advantages in learning or in shaping a person's mind. But it gives more disadvantages in the social development of an individual.
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@magallon (19280)
• Philippines
22 Feb 17
@pureme that's right. Computers can harm us physically while books can mold us intelligently without causing us too much harm.
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
Good comments you gave. Thanks. In learning it has helped for research purposes while we are deviating gradually from the use of textbooks. When you read textbooks, you highlights important notes. You can jot some points at one side of the book Making it more interesting to read. Looking too much on the white screen affects the eyes.
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@pureme (1526)
22 Feb 17
@magallon that's is the point
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@tom_view (6414)
• Kolkata, India
21 Feb 17
technology is good.but our way of using can be bad.
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@tom_view (6414)
• Kolkata, India
21 Feb 17
@pureme yes.ultimately our use matters the most
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
good contribution you gave. Our way of using it determines a lot of things
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@pureme (1526)
22 Feb 17
@dpk262006 (58675)
• Delhi, India
3 Mar 17
Advancement of technology does not come without its pitfalls. Every new technology or device comes with its advantages and disadvantages. For example - Mobile phones could be a boon, when you are away from your home but if you're inside your home and sleeping and your mobile rings, then mobile phone could seem to be a curse.
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@dpk262006 (58675)
• Delhi, India
5 Mar 17
@pureme Yes, people have allowed technology to take over and consequently they have become too much dependent on technology. May be some people are lazy, and they rely on technology too much.
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@pureme (1526)
3 Mar 17
It's just that nothing has advantages that doesn't have disadvantages. People have allowed technology to get into their head too much that we can't do anything by ourselves alone anymore
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@pureme (1526)
5 Mar 17
@dpk262006 technology should not make us lazy but unfortunately, people have turned themselves lazy because technology has eased them of some work
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@MattMeng (3433)
• Hangzhou, China
26 Feb 17
Yes, I am agree with you, we could make friends with the people from all over the world, it is impossible several years ago.
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@MattMeng (3433)
• Hangzhou, China
28 Feb 17
@pureme Yes, I think so, we should spend more time with our real friends.
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@pureme (1526)
28 Feb 17
@MattMeng let's be real more, let's spend quality time with our family, not with the phone on one hand.
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@pureme (1526)
26 Feb 17
Yes, technology has made friends making very easy, but how many friends do have time for, when they are too many, it will be difficult to maintain the friendship. And most times we have enough time for our virtual friends while the real friends you can see are dying to get your attention
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@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Mar 17
I think it's the nature of humans to move forward in all things including technology. Doesn't mean it's all good but it is what it is.
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@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Mar 17
@pureme Very true, the cell phone thing is just crazy, people don't even look at other people anymore as their faces are always in their phones.
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@pureme (1526)
3 Mar 17
@fishtiger58 people are glued to too much with phones. The phones has distracted us, fixing our eyes too much on phones does not allow us to know what is going on around us anymore. And how will you provide solutions to what is affecting our friends and family and the society at large when we are no more part of them?
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@pureme (1526)
3 Mar 17
Technology is good but it is not all good, so we need to balance the usage, once we are able to do that, then technology is all good.
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@amandajay (23264)
• New Zealand
21 Feb 17
there are many negative impacts. we should know how to avoid them and use it for good things...
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@amandajay (23264)
• New Zealand
23 Feb 17
@pureme yes you are right
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@pureme (1526)
22 Feb 17
It's all about the choice we make, good point.
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@pureme (1526)
23 Feb 17
@amandajay thanks
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• Agra, India
21 Feb 17
For me it is all good
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• Agra, India
22 Feb 17
@pureme yes...there is a line to everything including this ..
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@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
Yes, that's so cool. Once it is well managed, it is cool.
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@pureme (1526)
22 Feb 17
@amitkokiladitya I agree with you
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@pammooratan (4668)
• India
21 Feb 17
Everything has its positive and negative effects.Nuclear energy can be used for destruction aswell as development. Similarly every gadgets or anything could be.
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@pureme (1526)
22 Feb 17
@pammooratan that's true.
@pureme (1526)
21 Feb 17
Yes it is true. Most cases, technology has determined a lot in humans lives. We have depended on it too much
• India
22 Feb 17
@pureme What can we do ?We have to go with the time.
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