We are living in an era driven by technology which is advancing every now and then. It plays a vital role in our daily life. From the way we communicate to the way we celebrate, technology is present. Though it has both a positive and a negative impact on the world at large.
Let’s talk about the good aspects. The greatest impact technology has on society is the way it has affected learning. Especially in the times of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, e-learning became the backbone of the educational system. It made learning much more interactive and collaborative. The Internet has given us access to information anytime, anywhere, almost everything we need is available on the internet. From online classes to examinations, to office meetings, to shopping, all these things are now just a tap away.
Another impact that technology has on society is the manner of communication. It has improved how we talk. We are blessed with emails, social networking, facetime, whatsapp and what not. This has brought the world close. The globe has shrunk to our devices.
To conclude, technological advancements made in all the sectors that touch our lives have helped in improving the way we look at the world and have enhanced the standard of living. But we can’t say that our grass is all green. The negative impacts are also quite visible. As much as communication and other things have become easy, it has also affected personal communication (one-on-one), people have become less social, relationships are becoming more electronic than being present physically and emotionally. All and all, technology is shaping the way we act today.