Negative Effects of Technology Essay

3089 Words Feb 21st, 2013 13 Pages
Negative effects of technology

Several factors can be attributed to the construction of the modern world in the past few hundred years. However, technological changes can be said to have had the most substantial contribution. These changes became prominent during the industrial revolution throughout the eighteenth century. Technology led to a new mode of human existence, namely, the industrial civilization. The industrial revolution saw a shift from traditional agriculture to a mechanization of agricultural production. Due to technological changes in the past two hundred years, the technical, economic, political and the social bases of today’s livelihood have been largely transformed throughout the world with fluctuating degrees of
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The number of people that such an internet user interacts with physically also decreases with time, when he or she starts communicating through the internet, rather than going out to meet close friends. Internet users also report increased feelings of depression and loneliness, than was the case before they started using the internet. This is based on the fact that, when people start using the internet, they get hooked and tend to spend more time in isolation from other people. They have a tendency to to make new friends online whom they do not know in reality. Communicating with such people extensively through social media like Facebook and twitter, leads to enjoyment but in the long run they end up losing their real friends. (Sparks, 232)

Technological changes have also had a negative impact on the medicine field. Modern medicine is easily accessible and this is beneficial to human beings. However, medicine is likely to be abused and thus lead to unhealthy lifestyles. Diseases which used to be treated through natural methods are now being treated using chemicals. Sleeping pills for example, are available for people suffering from insomnia, a condition that is in most cases temporary, and can be overcome by healthy sleeping habits like sleeping at the same hour everyday and getting a sufficient amount of sleep. However, people are becoming more

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