Society is lazy, we dont want to do anything the old fashioned way anymore, we want everything handed to us or done for us. No one is thinking for themselves anymore. They are inventing technology to use mind control on people. I completely disagree with this and it goes against my beliefs.
From a privacy standpoint, technology has made it possible for the government to track your travel habits, websites to track your spending and browsing habits, and employers to track your work habits. This means that potentially any action you take may be traceable by anyone interested in your activities. This increasingly invasive evolution of technology has landed far more people in jail, cost people jobs, and undoubtedly cost money and reputation. It has also allowed criminals to steal your identity and enabled a whole new class of crimes that were previously impossible or highly improbable.
From a security standpoint, it has increases costs associated with security. For example, before the introduction of technology, the only way to steal from a company was to break in to their property or steal items from an employee. Now, with the proliferation of computer networks, small storage devices, and wireless technology, it is possible for employees to steal data without ever being caught, and for outsiders to steal information and cause monetary damage to a company without ever setting foot on the property. For that matter, the theft may occur from a different state or even a different country, and can be carefully disguised to make it difficult to track down. This has made it harder for companies to avoid theft, and made it easier for those wishing to commit theft or vandalism.
In short, while technology has made life easier, we have largely traded our privacy and placed our security at risk in order for the conveniences that the technology offers.
Advancing technology is the focal point in peoples lives and it is morphing how we are. The simple advancements have grown into items of unnecessary quantities as well as taking steps that we don't need. Items such as phones have so much on them that all people, and children, do is sit on them and talk to people or play games. It's revolting.
The use of technology has invaded our freedom through monitoring our movements, to displaying our information, to granting access to those who are willing to pay for it, with our consent buried deep in the small print of a contract. How we have free access to Facebook, is that companies will pay Facebook to harvest information based off what we post and where we "Check - In" at. When we add to our profiles in these two ways, we in fact are allowing some entity which is unknown to us to use our information in order to customize what advertisements are presented to us on the right side of the screen. The use of cloud computing and storage allows companies, through the consent given in the fine print, the ability to use our data for its purposes. We have little control. Lastly, the Gov't. And the use of meta data is miniscule to the amount of personal data that is readily accessible to anyone willing to pay for it. That is how these "free" websites (Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc) remain in business and for-profit.
By choice, I don't use much technology. However, I'm afraid that cultural and economic expectations are increasingly requiring my involvement in it. This is very wrong, along with no real debate going on as to whether we really "need" Twitter or Facebook. It's a fad that's caught on and woe to those who try opt out. I'm sick of it!
It's not a novel idea that technology is the enemy of freedom, not only the freedom to think and work, but of all freedom. Technology is invading your privacy, therefore it is invading your freedom. The less technology you use, the more you are a free person. It is true for every single aspect of your life. If you don't use a telephone, then nobody could ever listen to your conversation, or analyze which numbers you dial and who is dialing your number. If you don't use a cellphone, nobody would ever know where you are or track where you have been since you started using a cellphone. If you don't use the Internet, then nobody would ever find out what sites you visit, what you search for, what stuff you buy online, who you talk to, what is in your ahead. I am using a Tor Browser to post this argument, so I'm indeed anonymous. I'm using technology to combat technology. This is true not only about telecommunications, but other areas as well. Now if you just walk, you have more freedom than if you drive a car. If you drive a car, there is a license plate attached to you, and your vehicle can be searched without a warrant. If you want to get somewhere by an airplane, then all your belongings and your entire body will be screened and in some cases your fingerprints will be collected. So the more technology you use, the less free you and the more vulnerable you are because there will always be people taking advantage of technology for spying or violating your rights because it's a human nature. Technology is dangerous in the hands of humans because humans are emotional beings, and a lot of humans lack ethical skills.
It continues to astound me daily, the extent to which my companions are afflicted with various debilitating technological addictions. I once sat through an entire fifty minute lunch break where not a single word was uttered save the occasional grunt or other nondescript noise. I felt isolated without an accompanying device. None of my fellows perceived that anything at all was amiss with the dynamics of our friendship. I observed, whilst sitting silently, that their countenances were vacant and their eyes glazed. Now, I have been party to some intensely lively and stimulating conversation in their very company, so it isn't that they cannot interact, but that they choose not to; a notion I find profoundly disturbing. They looked to me, as though they had all suffered irreparable brain damage. Any activity that incurs such an expression should be outlawed. I frequently quiz them as to the potent lure of technology. The firm and persistent reply is, "I couldn't live without my phone, it's a part of me, I feel lost without it." This to me seems a poignant example of modern human pathos. The mobile phone invades our capacity to think by pinging the alert to a continuing cyber conversation. I can see my friends itching to reply, and they do, immediately, as if their contribution will surely prevent Armageddon.
Technology is also proving to have a detrimental effect on our ability to work. The trend for juggling school assignments, conversations, Facebook updates, twitter feeds and reality is reducing the human attention span. Addressing your in the moment desire to reply to a message will ultimately compromise your success and future contentedness.
The only luxury freely awarded is thought; contemplation. To have it incessantly disturbed and fragmented until a moment of peace and silence feels oppressive is a tragedy. For a shared appendage and flimsy Facebook friendships to be the basis of camaraderie between the youth of humanity is laughable, but sadly not a satire. We laugh at the dwindling number of computer-illiterate and what we perceive as their inadequacies and short-comings rather than their conscientious objections. Come on humanity! Don't let your illustrious and rich history wane to nothing, knowledge lost, the crusade for enlightenment sacrificed on the strength of a few flashing lights and screens that metamorphose at the brush of a finger. Wake up, and discover the visceral pleasure in being battered by the elements, slave to nothing and to no one. Don't be fooled into believing that you are free. Place your phone in a drawer and lock it. With the click of the lock pledge not to thing of it for the rest of the day. If you succeed you will know the closest thing to be beholden to nothing that our society has to offer.
I am sixteen and I opt out.
Technology, is an offspring of scientific knowledge, is no doubt a conclusive proof of humans' imagination. And yet it is for some to suspect that technology has lessened children's creativity. I, personally, believe in the notion, and to specifically cease such thoughts, I shall deal with local evidence that has been believed to affirm the conception.
It is reality that children now-a-days take advantage of such technological inventions as calculators to cover the work of mathematics tells us that children have decreased the use of brain incredibly as compared to children in the previous years. However, as we look back, the imagination we have been taking into account is not diminished within the act of calculators.
People are broadcasting their private lives on the technology more these days then ever. I think that the technology in the world is getting out of hand. I dont want to watch a movie about porn, or poeple killing another human being. Also if you post anything anymore, any can get your information
With the Internet, we can't think anything for ourselves. When we can't think anything for ourselves we lose our intelligence and we'll fall to computers. It would be sad if our creations are smarter than us. If we fall to our technology we should be embarrassed. We all know we don't want to be embarrassed because of that. We need to stop creating more technology before we overdo ourselves.
All I can say is that it's both good and bad at the same time. If people are more balanced (knowing when to use and when to stop using technology) I think it wouldn't really be a problem. But then again, people are always trying to find an EASIER way to do anything. This causes much problem like: obesity, laziness, higher risks of diseases, etc. So, BALANCE is the solution in my opinion. Because if we can control ourselves, to actually be SATISFIED with things the way they are, I think the world will be a MUCH more peaceful place and definitely more problem-free(in every way and topic possible) than it is right now.
Data colletion, speed up by modern tech,
Example: the use of this in real a world situiaton. I could trigger a response for you to up grade ur phone anually... Toady's new phones are fast efficient, and have a high capacity for learning. Toady's computers develop models based on responce...And triggered responce...At lighting speed to predict behavior.... Modeling can produce the most probable out come by playing out almost an infinite amount of senor! So by Adding frustration to the senor and gradual increase the frustration I can trigger a response. This tigered's a response causes discomfort, ultimately you seek relief and you consume I say consume because its a broad term... Fear is another effect use in conditing! Every second of everyday models are being added too...To predicting behavior A whole industry is built around it Insurance...
Why it is more effective today
People in my example who have a low threshold to frustration. Will response to frustration based on that model
this is easy for computer's playing out behavior like chess movesWe can model people into groups... Through the consumers use on a computer's... Models can be made prediction the behavior almost to a certainty
Technology is invading our freedom to think and work as technology is replacing people in many occupations. Why would businesses employ people to do the same job they can get a machine to do for no pay and a low running costs. Something as simple as a calculator, replacing the individual's need to come up with the answer themselves when they can just put the calculation into the calculator and have the answer given to them.
I agree technology is kind of controlling in our lives more than anything else. Our lives are basically nothing without Internet. It's just so weird how we are expecting apocalypses and we try and get ourselves ready for that stuff, but maybe we are the apocalypse. Just think. We are all monsters who crave attention one way or another. We all do it and nobody can say they haven't or don't or anything because that's a lie.
The majority rely on calculators even for simple calculations, doing nothing off the top of their heads. Technology has invaded our ability to think and work, we are nothing without it. For instance, when someone is writing a paper on computer, he or she is just replacing words using the word processor's dictionary, but in reality he does not learn anything because everything has already been done by the technology.
I say yes because we often don't realize how much time we spend checking our phones to see if we have any text messages or missed calls. Often that's what we focus on and we get distracted from what we are supposed to be doing. All the new advances in the world give us more distractions than ever.
Technology helps us to get more work done, and communicate instantly. However, instead of appreciating this, and letting it free up more valuable spare time, we simply decide to do even more work, and are still not satisfied that we're working quickly enough, or meeting deadlines on time. Instead of speeding up, we need to slow the fuck down, and appreciate life.
As far as thinking is concerned (or dreaming for that matter), there's a yes and no answer for this also. But I lean more towards yes, because we have less time to think when we're constantly on our phones and laptops, getting distracted by text messages, work emails, online games etc. Far less people look out of a bus or train window nowadays. People miss so much now.
If anything, it is freeing us. The internet is one of the last places on earth that is too big for any one entity to control completely. No matter how hard anyone tries, they can never completely take it over. Why? Because the internet belongs to no one, and it is run by everyone. It is across several computers, connected to Internet Service Providers, which have a solid connection the the backbone of the internet. People from all over the world explore the mystic lands of the "Internet".
I think that advances in technology weaken our ability to work and think. There was a time when we had to work to do almost anything, like finding the definition a word to going to a relative’s house. We have things to do our work, making us lazy and slacking. We don’t use our body to do a number of things. In U.S, half the people in an 8th grade classroom are obese, because they don’t move if they can help it, and eat a lot of junk food. And then, all the movies and cartoons we watch reduces thought. Around 20 to 30 years ago, people were a bit more active than now. Children played with friends or toys for fun. Now kids immerse themselves in video games, which don’t do much but strain our eyes and kills thought. Women used a grinding stone to crush things for cooking but now they just need to put them into the grinder and press a button. The activeness is gone. Many diseases like diabetes, blood pressure are caused due to inactiveness. I think we need to be a little “old fashioned” now! People do not interact much anymore. We have cellphones, computers, etc. to do all our interactions As Calvin said, surely, the generation after ours, will think that their ancestors developed technology to reduce interaction with each other! The T.V just makes us slouch on the sofa, eat chips and relax. Oh, I love that feeling. The video game system also kills thought. The T.V, a supposedly good source of entertainment, stifles imagination. My elder sister, whose hobby is poetry, finds it difficult to write anything , after watching T.V. Before, doctors had to understand and analyze the problem of the patient, enabling his or her mind to provide a solution. But now they use too many instruments to provide a diagnosis, cure or solution. I think that the previous generation solved all our problems for us. My mother tells me it is too much technology and each one of us is leaving a much larger carbon footprint! Technology must be used in such a way that it truly uplifts the human experience, in terms of understanding human life and values. Technology has eradicated the need for us to use our brains for daily basics like math, spelling, and even telling the time. Spell check, calculators, and digital readouts do simple tasks that used to be carried out by hand. This has certainly dulled our basic skills. The next biggest hindrance created by technology is the ability to observe and record a persons every public action, statement, and purchase. Everything you do in public is recorded somehow or somewhere. All of these things impede our freedom to act, speak, work, play, or think freely and independently.
Technology has eradicated the need for us to use our brains for daily basics like math, spelling, and even telling the time. Spell check, calculators, and digital readouts do simple tasks that used to be carried out by hand. This has certainly dulled our basic skills. The next biggest hindrance created by technology is the ability to observe and record a persons every public action, statement, and purchase. Everything you do in public is recorded somehow or somewhere. All of these things impede our freedom to act, speak, work, play, or think freely and independently.
Advanced technology has made living in the world a bit more claustrophobic. Cameras on street corners, government surveillance of Internet use, and surveillance of our individual whereabouts via GPS signals from cellular phones and smart phones have created a state of the human condition comparable to George Orwell's 1984. People are being highly controlled in today's world.
What were you thinking a moment ago? What interrupted that train of thought? Years ago, it might be a passing car's horn, a child's shout, or a barking dog. A phone ringing might do it as well. Today's list includes cell phone rings, text message notices, instant message pop ups, and inane Facebook "pokes" that are nothing more than a digital "look at me!" that may not even signify a desire to talk. Add in pop-up ads, software update notices, and a world of warning beeps merely for walking by, and advancing technology generates information overload. The human mind struggles then to assign a priority and react to the prompting or notification. There is no time to actually stop and think in depth. Even those choosing to tune out by listening to their own headphones and phone conversations have interruptions of low batteries, ads, and others saying "wait a minute, someone's paging me".
I feel that technology interferes with our ability to think and work, for one, by making information to accessible. We can simply look something up, the answer is there, and we don't have to think or explore the subject. Then, technology, with games, Facebook on the go, and texting, provides constant distraction, so we cannot focus on thinking or working.
Oh advance technology increasing the nuclear power at the disposal of man by minutes we are now scared that a decision of a person can mean destruction of almost the whole world in terms of nuclear power, every good thing has its disadvantages and the problem here is that the type of danger technology poses does not seem to be glaring but its present. What do you think will happen if our cars suddenly stops working and all our technological products stop working well I must say this if this happen we will suffer a lot due to our full dependent on technology am made to believe some how in views like this that we are not better than our fore fathers
Advanced technology is just a tool which humans use to make work easier. On a very basic level, is it easier and faster to move dirt with your hands, a shovel, or a bulldozer? With computers, we perform calculations that would take hours or days using pencil and paper. Computers give us access to massive amounts of data instantly, speeding up our thinking process.
We have automatic sprinklers in our homes, making us a bit safer than in the earlier centuries, when one had to run down to the creek and fetch water to put out the fire in his neighbor's house. While technology can have an adverse effect on humanity, it is better if we understand it and use it to our advantage. Compare countries that have embraced the use of technology (U.S. and Japan), and countries that have suppressed its citizens from advancing (North Korea and Afghanistan). While some of these countries have other issues hindering them from moving forward, if they were allowed to freely embrace technology, they will grow.
With advanced technology comes a better ability to perform our work and increase our thinking. Yes, we now have computers that will do our simple tasks, along with some of the more difficult ones. However, as human beings, we still need to understand how the tasks are done in order to satisfy our insatiability for knowledge. Also, since computers cannot build themselves, we will always need those with the intelligence and talent to build and program them to do these tasks.
I feel that the technology is the result of the creativity of people. We started from a wheel and now have made cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc. Isn't this drastic change the result of enhancement of a human's creativity? We say that children are getting affected with it but today most of the students are preparing for IIT, for nothing else but just to contribute their ideas, inventions for making some new technology only for the betterment of the society! It is all up to a person how he makes use of technology, but technology cannot make use of a person!
I think that advanced technology helps us even though sometimes it distracts us. Technology helps us do work faster and easier. With advanced technology things as we have now everything is better. It's not technologies fault we get distracted its our fault. Itching technology can keep in advancing. With new technology comes new accomplishments.
We cannot continue to blame Technology, but it is our unconsciousness and immaturity that does not know how to utilize it in an efficient way. Technology has helped man to take a small step, which in turn has become a giant leap for mankind. Today the greatest benefits which we are enjoying are all due to Technology such as cell phones, iPhone, laptops, electricity, transportation.
Technology is a huge part of the twenty-first century and with much change that we can't handle we give up in fact most people use their iPods or electronics to relive stress. Technology is only a problem when it is used excessively, like Facebook or Twitter. Technology is good and doesn't ruin creativity, in fact in some cases it enhances it like Minecraft and RPGs.
The tech we are using isn't the problem, it's the people, if you have no self control than of course the technology we use will take our freedom away. It makes work easier and helps expand our understanding of the world, but too much and we become mindless drones. Too much of a good thing, so to speak. Even if we use technology that dominates our workspace it still requires our human input.
People are saying that technology is taking us over because we rely on it too much. But really technology is just expanding our abilities as humans. We have more complex minds than any other animal on the planet so we must use it to the max. Lets take the calculator for example, most people do know their basic times tables even though people claim that because of the calculator most people have forgotten their times tables. But the truth is that the calculator just saves us time in doing longer and harder mathematical equations. The old generation is just jealous that we get to do things the easier and more productive way. If we need to find a definition of a word is it best to spend 3-10 minutes looking in a dictionary or spend 4 seconds to find the definition on Google? Some people say smart phones and tablets aren't really tools they are just forms of entertainment. And to some extent that is true, but we are complex beings and need higher form of entertainment. There are only a few people that are addicted so badly to technology that it is hazardous to their health. But as I had said in the beginning technology is just how you use it.
The internet is one of the last places on earth that is too big for any one entity to control completely. No matter how hard anyone tries, they can never completely take it over. Why? Because the internet belongs to no one, and it is run by everyone. It is across several computers, connected to Internet Service Providers, which have a solid connection the the backbone of the internet. People from all over the world explore the mystic lands of the "Internet".
Just because we are able to do things easier, doesn't mean we are too lazy to do it. And if we are too lazy to do it, than it isn't the technology's fault. We build advanced technology to make life easier, for convinience and work is still going to be a daily part of our lives. Technology is the key to the future. Technology IS the future.
The definition of Technology: The application of tools and methods. Since the "beginning" we have been using technology to adapt to the environment and make our lives much easier. The technology reffered to in the question is about today's gadgets such as tablets, cell phones, computers, etc... With the power of these technologies rising, the only way for advanced technology to invade our freedom is if you allow it to. Most people use computers to help them think AND work, while others allow the technology to be their lives and take away their freedoms. Without things like the Internet, students would look for newspaper articles and books on the certain subject they research. Now, using a quick internet search, they find the subject they need with the click of a button, being more efficient in working. Adapting to find easier solutions is in our nature.
Advanced technology is what we should accomplish, and develop. It has made our lives easier, safer, and quicker. Therefore, it's clearly a plus towards freedom to think and work.
Advanced technology is the next logical step in our evolution as humans. We are visionaries and creators at heart, and we will always strive for the next great invention. We find ways of making our life easier, from the assembly line of Henry Ford, to the cell phone, we have always looked at how to make life and work easier.
Technology can only "invade" our freedom and work if we let it. It's just a tool used by humans to make life easier and, in other cases, fun. Thousands of years ago, humans didn't have even half of the amount of information we have now. Though many express that we live in an "information overloaded" society now, I feel that having so much data at our fingertips actually improves our minds and our lives. How you choose to use that information is up to you.
In the age of information and digital resources, freedom to think and work are actually expanded. With wireless communications and mobile Internet devices, work can be done pretty much anywhere at anytime, not just in an office during banker's hours. That is more freedom than a generation ago. Freedom of thought has grown, too, as information, knowledge, opinion and debate are constantly available online. It is true that technology can overrun someone's life, but that's not technology's fault.
Advanced technology may appear to be taking control of people's everyday life, but technology is just a by-product of our social structure. Human beings have been living together and supporting one another for thousands of years. Part of that process has been developing methods and tools to make life easier. Just as a hammer can be used to threaten a person or to build a house, advanced technology can be used in an attempt to control people or to improve people's lives. If advanced technology invades a person's freedoms, then it is society's application of the technology that is to blame, not the technology.