Essay on How Technology Has Changed Today 's Society

1500 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
Human development occurs through use of, and is demonstrated through the construction of, technology. Without technological improvement, there would be no economic development. Over the last era; technology has evolved in every field imaginable. Technology really has expanded and improved at a rate quicker than ever. A few years ago people owned one of the, what now seems ancient, Nokia phones. In present day Smartphones are capable of acting as computers with the ability of having ultra-fast 4G connections. But has this all lead to a positive outcome? Castells says, “The average child in the UK is said to spend 6 hours and 37 minutes in front of a screen” (Citation one). In today’s society it’s not uncommon to spot primary school children with smartphones packed with limitless apps which seem to do every single thing possible. The internet has been easier to access, with one click of a button one can see and hear their friend or a relative on the other side of the world. But it is also used to harm people we don’t know or see. The majority of our generation uses technology primarily for social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Software has become a dominant player in our economy. The development in social media has expanded the functionality of websites such as Facebook, no longer is it a website for staying in touch and sharing photos, but now people can use it to harm others. Our generation (myself included) spends a ridiculous amount of time in…

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