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In today's world, where just about everything is more convenient and accessible due to advances

in technology across almost all sectors, it may seem as though it's a misnomer to even mention
any disadvantages of technological advances. However, despite how far technology has taken
humans and no matter how convenient it may make things, there are some disadvantages
accompanying this level of access.

Advantage: Great Discoveries In All Industries

Technology advances show people a more efficient way to do things, and these processes get
results. For example, education has been greatly advanced by the technological advances of
computers. Students are able to learn on a global scale without ever leaving their classrooms.
Agricultural processes that once required dozens upon dozens of human workers can now be
automated, thanks to advances in technology, which means cost-efficiency for farmers. Medical
discoveries occur at a much more rapid rate, thanks to machines and computers that aid in the
research process and allow for more intense educational research into medical matters.

Disadvantage: Dependency

The more advanced society becomes technologically, the more people begin to depend on
computers and other forms of technology for everyday existence. This means that when a
machine breaks or a computer crashes, humans become almost disabled until the problem is
resolved. This kind of dependency on technology puts people at a distinct disadvantage, because
they become less self-reliant.

Advantage: Cost Efficiency

Cost efficiency is an advantage in some ways and a disadvantage in others. As technology


improves on existing processes and showcases new ways to accomplish tasks, machines are able
to produce the same -- if not more -- output than humans in certain industries. This results in cost
savings for business owners, allowing them to invest in growth in other areas of the business,
which contributes on a positive level to the economy as a whole.

Disadvantage: Less Value In Human Workers

At the same time, human workers retain less value, which is a disadvantage of technological
advances. Because machines automate processes and do the work of 10 people with one
computer, companies find they don't need to employ as many people to get the job done. As
machines and computers become even more advanced and efficient, this will continue to be a
growing disadvantage of technology and an issue that has a global impact.
Technology advantages and disadvantages

Do you see yourself without technology?


The impact in technology in our lives, today, is unmeasurable. We use technology every day, in different
ways and we do it to harming up our lives or the society we live in. But what we are used to call modern
technology, technically it is not as new as we think.
For instance, if we have a great smartphone today we can figure out that it is just an advancement of an
ordinary mobile phone that we had years ago. Or look at a train today – we used to use steam powered
trains and now we have electronic trains – just to get faster to some place. The technology evolves, but it
finds old ways and old technologies to evolve.
We use technology every day, in order to fulfil specific tasks or specific interests. We have specific needs
and we want to have faster technologies.
So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the so called “​Modern Technology​”? Take a look
below.
Advantages
● Improved communication – advanced communication technology tools;
● Easy access to information – at anytime and anywhere;
● Improved housing and lifestyle – most of the items that we have in our homes today are
automated (if we compare with houses in the 70´s, 80´s, 90´s);
● Improved entertainment - we have more video games now, good music to listen and visual
systems like smart TV's;
● Social Networking – great improvement for individuals and businesses;
● Convenience in education – online and mobile education;
● Convenience of traveling – very important in our lives and in the business world;
● Changed the health industry – modern technology in hospitals, reducing the mistakes made by
doctors and evolving the patients treatments;
● Efficiency and productivity – helping businesses increasing production, saving time and money in
the industry;
● Encourages innovation and creativity – it is very easy to start a job today (while at home). A good
example is ​kickstarter.com​ which helps creative people get funds for projects through crowd
funding.

Disadvantages
● Job loss – replacing humans;
● World destruction weapons – increasing endless wars;
● Increased loneliness – social isolation;
● Competency – increased dependency on modern tools that reduces our creativity and
intelligence.
The Digital Divide

​Ramya Nagarajan

March 19, 2015 November 20, 2016

Gone are the days when faces were buried into books
We are now phasing out the books for FaceBook
Those were times when kids jumped, played hide-n-seek and bruised knees
Now it’s all about swiping, wiping and fidgeting with keys…

The delight of the serendipitous “How are you what’s up”?


Is gradually uprooted by the famous “WhatsApp”
If you have anything to say that’s short and sweet
Then O dear you should Tweet Tweet Tweet!

The thumbs up on a click is what all of us “Like”


The mighty bug has that smitten old and young alike
The age has come where we are Linked In digitally
The paradox being the disconnect that prevails emotionally

The “apple-bite” has ushered new eras in the present and the past
Haunting Adams and Eves across the globe in the shadow it cast
“Share” it if you “Like” or “Comment” if you have thoughts
But this is the order of the day you “Like” it or not!

Let’s try to do a balancing act for posterity’s sake


By giving the real life a chance and e-socializing a break