How is Technology a Boon or a Bane?
Technology has become a huge part of our lives. With technology, there is a lot that we can do which we could not do then. It can be fascinating and mindblogging.
Over the years, we stopped writing letters, instead tapping out informal emails. We do not remember phone numbers, depending on our mobiles to pull them up for us. We do not remember birth dates, because that’s what Facebook is for; we also wish people there instead of making that two-minute personal phone call. We do not make the effort of remembering spellings because there’s a spell-check and autocorrect installed on our mobile phones.
Technology is a boon. It has connected people from all over the world. We are able to stay in touch with our friends and loved ones who are far away from home. Thanks to Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Viber, WhatsApp and the like.
Technology is a bane. It’s bad for privacy. Interlinked database have your name, your number, and much more about you. People have less and less to do, which in turn results in more laziness, less activity, less effort and more free time. We talk to people miles away from us and ignore those who are sitting right next to us. We tell the whole world where we are and what we are doing.
Technology is important especially in today’s dynamic world. However, when not used properly it becomes a bane or a curse.
The author is Teacher I at San Pedro Elementary School, San Pedro, City of