In contemporary society, technology is a crucial part as we are unable to survive without it at the workspace, home and school atmosphere. Not only adults but even the youth and secondary school age group children have been literally addicted to technology. There is no exaggeration in saying that we are more attached to the emerging technology than human emotions, opinions Hirav Shah
A recent study says that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test. While doing a task we easily become distracted by technology created gadgets such as phones, social media, and phone calls which indeed makes us difficult to focus on the task and minimizes attention span.
As our lives are surrounded by gadgets and tech appliances like the laptop at your desk, the cell phone next to your bed, the Wifi router are enough to say how technology has transformed every aspect of our lives. While some are for the good and others may not be so good.
Even adults become less attentive and productive when having access to technology gadgets and passing it down to the younger generations of society. Children these days are learning how to use a phone before they learn how to read. When they are exposed to the internet at an early age there are chances for them to get easily distracted from studies. This new-age habit affects not only children’s health but their intellectual abilities as well, opinions Hirav Shah
Eventually, children become less creative because technology does the thinking for them. For instance, when you go on the internet you can find the answer to any problem or find ideas from other sources without you having to exercise your brain. This prevents children from developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and use of vocabulary skills.
Positives of technology in our lives
Above a decade ago cell phones were primarily designed for calling and sending texts only. Considering the current circumstances, the uses of cell phones run the gamut as the phones do everything from taking high-resolution pictures to watching pixel-perfect videos, browsing the internet to playing graphic-intensive games to monitoring your movements. It’s surprising and impressive to see how this small device can handle multi demanding tasks in addition to fulfilling basic communication needs.
The launch of smartphones has simplified our lives immensely and people now connect with their loved ones more frequently and easily through video calls and instant messaging services. Adding to it, for the completion of tasks like creating slides, reading emails don’t require a PC or laptop anymore.
Negatives due to technology
Though the smartphone revolution has made our lives easy, it has also made us lazy too. As the whole world is at our fingertips we don’t have to work or move around as we did previously to get things done which is creating health problems like Obesity and various thyroid diseases.
Due to over-dependence on smartphones in our lifestyle, lack of physical activities is turning as a major headache.
The emergence of technology is definitely dictating our lives in many ways, which is to be accepted for sure but having limitations on its usage makes a major difference. As per Astro and business strategist Hirav Shah’s opinion, technology is a two-faced coin which has its own advantages and disadvantages as mentioned above and it is up to us to decide whether to use it for a good reason or bad one.