Is advanced technology invading our freedom to think and work?

  • Not everyone is that addicted to technology

    Technology is just fr making our life easier so we don't have to to all the complicated thinking. It doesn't mean our minds are deteriorating, only thing is that we must no lose focus of the basic things to know which is why we still have schools. If we didn't have schools, the new generation will have minds equal to a potato. Not everyone in the world is so addicted to gadgets that they will sacrifice anything to be able to use wi-fi.

  • Facilitation of life

    Using advanced technology is equivalent to the facilitation of life. How many of us have texting in our phone plans? How many texts are made each day? It may be hard to believe, but in real life we've become unsocial-able despite the term"Social Networking" labeling the way we communicate with each other in the 21st century. How many of us use Facebook? Twitter? How many hours of your life have you spent on the internet that you could have spent face-to-face with your friends? It's this age's fad; however, it's ruining our lives as we become dependent on searching Google and/or other search engines like Bing, Yahoo, etc. I doubt you have at least once thought of plagiarizing other's works found on the internet. Technology advancements birthed the existence of Music/Media/Game pirates. Everything we do kill ourselves bit by bit. Technology allows us to lie to ourselves and find excuses to use our new devices. It's more efficient to write digitally on an iPad and not on paper? Waste Paper? KILL TREES? USING THE DEVICES IS SUPPORTING THE MANUFACTURING OF THESE HARMFUL DEVICES. Radiation kills. We are using up all the resources that are not limitless. Cities are growing. There will be no more suburban areas. No place to farm. We will soon eat synthesized fruits and vegetables. Global Warming. Power Plant failures. Air pollution. Killing nature...

  • Yes it is true

    Yes because from these things people get many bad education from these things laptop ,computer,
    mobile ,etc. We get radiation rays which harm our brain and can damage it very truly said that education by technology can harm every human body so you should avoid technology use . Technology is a best use ofwork but we should use it very less.

  • You all suck

    Of course it is because people are reading less and less every day and year. I agree with what some people have said, where they still read, but is that enough? People are able to read on electronic devices now as well! That makes the other argument null and void.

  • We have become lazy for starters

    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.

  • The increasing power & functionality of technology has invaded our privacy & complicated security matters.

    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.

  • Too much technology

    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.

  • Technology in today's society

    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.

  • Choice to use technology with hegemony or peer pressure

    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!

  • Technology is the enemy of all freedom

    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.

  • Advanced technology is not invading our freedom to think and work, because it is just a tool.

    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.

    Posted by: jackprague94
  • Advanced technology is not taking over us, but rather helping us make life easier to live.

    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.

    Posted by: JaggedGiuseppe
  • Advanced technology is not invading our freedom to think and work, because it is instead helping our abilities.

    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.

    Posted by: w00tboycomic
  • Technology isn't taking over

    Without technology we wouldn't be saving lives and trying to prevent cancer!! This stuff would go on without it. We are exploring new worlds and new places. If people are over using that's on them! We need it and without it we would loose millions of things!! So what if kids don't know how to wright at first, they will learn with help from teachers! I didn't know how to wright when I was little and now I can!! This came from the help of my parents, teachers, and TECHNOLOGY!! Technology is not over running our lives it is helping us!! If we would learn how to use it and have a healthy balance of using it and going out side and doing something active it would be better.

  • What? You think tech is invading our freedom and work?

    Tech is invading our freedom to think? Of course not, before tech what did we have? Wars and slavery and you think that technology is making it worse, thanks to technology we have cures for sicknesses we have things that not only improve our grammar but also helps us work also texting is good rather than doing nothing you could be writing on youre phone which improves grammar, thank you

  • Technology is here to stay

    Technology isn't the problem its you. You have the control to put down a device, but do you? Technology is growing and if you look around no one is going to let it go. If technology was taking over our lives, you would stop using it. You are the human, you are in control of what you want and don't want. This is the new age of humanity, the age where man LETS machine take over. I find it like power tools, if you are not in control of the tool it is in control. Trust me, it will make mistakes.

  • I don't believe that technology is curbing the creativity of people

    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!

  • It is good!

    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.

    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.

  • No, technology is a tool and we can use it for good.

    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.

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