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Electricity and easy availability of water is also a great gift of technology. It has become part and parcel of one’s life as life without electricity would bring to halt the whole world. Electricity and power, that produce light, was probably the best technological invention that has inspired other technology driven gizmos to surface. The fan, bulbs, refrigerator, air-conditioner, mixer grinder etc. are important and useful items without which the life at home would be difficult to imagine now. The bullet trains and underground railway system cannot work without electricity. In fact, almost all the technology based gadgets use power, one way or another, to make them work. So electricity has become the single most vital technology that helps the contemporary society to live in comfort.
The advent of computers and associated aids like, internet, printer, fax, etc. have redefined the concept of communication. It has become necessary part of one’s life and an essential business tool that can be applied over large number of areas to give businesses a competitive advantage. Internet has greatly facilitated access to knowledge which is increasingly being used for personal and business growth. Drucker (1998) has correctly stated that access to information is the basic requirement for the success of a firm. The use of computers and internet has helped to exploit tacit information to not only promote efficiency within the organization but also to gain leverage against their rivals in the industry.
Use of technology in the area of education has brought in new ideas and innovation in teaching methodologies and learning. It has improved quality of education and at the same time, provided students with to tools to develop their learning skills for higher achievements. It has also been a great boon for students with disabilities as it significantly helps to improve
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Computers, cell phones, Blackberries, iPods, fax machines, laptops or household gadgets like washing machines, robotic vacuum cleaners – it would be unheard of for the average American to go one day without using some of these gadgets.
In this age many individuals have become highly dependent on modern technology. This has resulted to the individuals losing their basic skills on aspects such as critical and creative thinking, writing and grammar skills and also their communication skill.
We used to be a culture of people who actually had a real social life as we mingled with our next door neighbors in person, had friendly visits at each others homes, and had group outings during weekends. However, as the 20th century drew to a close, the emergence of technology as a social tool began to take hold on our society.
Take for example,the case of communication.Traditionally, people relied on mails sent via postal services which would take days for the message to be relayed.Today however, there a wide array of modern form of communication ranging from electronic mails,text messages,mobile phones,and social media networks
Thesis: It is commonly believed that with the assistance of technology life has become quite easy, but the truth is that technology has made society heavily dependent on it and Technology has become a part of different aspects of society including: entertainment, employment, Education and socialization.
Technology has become a back bone to so many things in the world. Technology has been majorly been embraced in the transport and communication sector. Countries that have low level technology are termed as under developed countries while those with high level of technology are the developed countries.