How does technology change our lives ?
It made everything a lot easier. It shrunk the human world. It made marketing global and quite easy to find gullible targets (but that just follows the first two points I made).
Technology is very essential to humans now. Hospitals, firms, households-everything relies on technology. Even in a zombie apocalypse, humans get around using cars. Even they use technology, albeit way less than modern humans do.
It made things easy. It made humans lazy. It shrunk the world.
It also made humans impatient. They just wanna get to the point, not read a ten page paper to find their answers. But it just made them so, so lazy.
I think a Victorian would be baffled by how sedentary modern humans are. It’s amusing to ponder.
Technology is very powerful and nothing is as good as technology at improving life. Even though this is both good on paper and on the surface there are drawbacks to this. Technology can affect life both positively and negatively.
New technology always changes our life very much and takes it to a new level. It is like the new way of thinking or doing the normal things differently, better and much more faster with less hassle and at a much affordable rate. Imagine life before Electricity, Life before the Automobile, life before the Telephone, life before the Computer, life before the iPhone. Before those technologies life was much less complex but it was at the same time very difficult to get many things done with just the twelve hours of visible light that we are given with each day.
Here are just a handful of examples:
Health: Thanks to advancement in medical technology and pharmaceuticals, many diseases that would kill us just a hundred year ago are treatable today.
Food: Thanks to advances in genetic engineering, we have been able to increase the yield of many crops and make these crops more resistant to bugs.
Economy: If it wasn’t for technology, a lot of jobs wouldn’t exist. GDP that relied only on agriculture will stagnate pretty soon and economy will not go anywhere.
Quality of Life: Imagine travelling overseas in a boat without air travel. Not being able to talk to someone with a phone. Using horses instead of trains. The list goes on.
Knowledge: This is probably the most important gift of technology. Without technological advances, we wouldn’t have Hubble space telescope and wouldn’t know a lot of things about the universe that we do today. If we didn’t have computers, imagine doing all that data crunching using pen and paper.