Does technology control or enhance our lives? Is technology the cause of evil, or does it enhance our lives in positive ways? Those are questioning many people have asked, but few have answered. This article attempts to go one step further by asking those same questions, and then exploring the answers.
Over the years, many people have speculated that technology has decreased our freedom, increased our crime rates, and even caused many problems in the world. Does technology truly control our lives, or is it just the result of the advancements in our society? Some would say that technology has completely taken control, while others would say that human minds and free will are responsible for the use of technology. The truth lies somewhere in the middle, somewhere that neither group is right or wrong, but rather a mixture of both.
The reality is that most technological advances in the past 20 years haven’t really affected our freedom, and yet they have greatly enhanced the overall quality of life for millions of people. For example, the telephone has drastically changed the way we communicate with each other. We no longer wait for one another to pick up the phone, but rather instant messaging software allows us to immediately exchange messages with someone halfway around the globe. Another example of technological advancement is the car. Cars now come with a GPS navigation system, which always allows you to see exactly where you’re driving. This allows us to avoid distractions and stay safe on the road.
One of the main arguments that many people have against technology is that it destroys the individual’s responsibility for self-control. Our parents and grandparents always told us that we should not let our actions determine who we are, and how we live our lives. However, most people believe that when technology allows individuals to make their own decisions, it destroys the individual’s control over societal behavior. In other words, society becomes self-regulating and people start to believe that laws are just suggestions or whimsical thinking.
Technological advancements also give some people the illusion of freedom, when they feel like they can make their own decisions. Technology is never independent of people, and when people control the direction that technology takes, society suffers as a result. One example is when someone decides that they want to go camping, instead of looking up different campsites and deciding which ones will be the safest. People who live in rural areas can use cell phones and satellites to keep in touch with the rest of the world, but people living in the city are forever stuck in amber zones where cell phones cannot penetrate.
Additionally, many people believe that society is better off with more technological advancements than without. Some even say that society has evolved past its infancy and is now much more advanced than it was when it first started. One of the arguments used to prove this is that, humans can live longer and healthier lives if we get a lot more education and medical treatments, and with the current state of knowledge and technology, this is true. However, this is not necessarily true in all ways, for the same reason why life can be better in some areas while worse in others.
Does technology improve or control our lives? Unfortunately, the answer to this question varies from person to person, and society has the ultimate control over its use. On one end of the spectrum, some individuals believe that technology is good and that it helps people better their lives in every way possible. On the other end, some are very anti-tech and wish that society did not have as many technologies as it has. Interestingly, these two groups often argue with each other, and it has even gotten to the point where people have fights over which side is right or wrong.
So, in short, no, technology does not necessarily control our lives, although it might seem like it does. We must remember that for a technology to be good or bad, it must be examined. In other words, we must learn to look at technology objectively, and try to determine whether it is good for us, or if it is bad. Many people, will say that technology is good because it helps people get ahead in society, helps people communicate better, and allows us to do more things for ourselves and our communities. However, some would argue that technology is bad because it is taking away from what we once had, while also allowing some in-roads into the society that they were not supposed to be making.