Technology: Help or Hindrance?

May 16, 2013 4:32 pm

The latest fashion must dictate our lifestyle, whether it is an iPhone 5 or the new Macbook –  but is technology really a good thing? macbook technology

Sure, it may save lives and help people, but at the same time, isn’t it making the human race lazier and duller than we need to be?

Think about it: I have a friend who I almost never see leave their house. If they want to buy groceries, they go online. If they want to buy new shoes, they go online. If they want to talk to their friends –  you guessed it –  they go online!

Isn’t this making us lonelier and more depressed than we should be? Instead of going to a bar to meet someone, we go to online dating sites; instead of going for a walk, we run a mile on our Nintendo Wii. Is dependency on a short-lived product such as technology really going to help us in the long run?

Don’t get me wrong – I love technology. I love TV, mobile phones, gadgets.

robots technologyBut in all seriousness, won’t something like this effect and change us completely (and not for the better?) We need to go out, to actually do something that doesn’t involve a few computer chips and wires. Depending on something, anything to get by on a day-to-day basis is unhealthy and just promotes depression. “Self-sufficiency” with the latest gadgets is really another word for being LAZY and technology is making us exactly that – we’re becoming robots.

So let me ask again: is technology really a good thing?

Is it a helper or is it actually a hindrance?

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