Technology And Its Effect On Society Essay

1188 Words Aug 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Every year there are new technological advances made. People invent new ways to tell time, to predict the weather, and to get from one place to another faster. Finding new cures for various diseases and illnesses are examples of how technological advances can be good, but that is not always the case. Advances in technology can hinder society because man becomes dependent on those technologies, takes the technology for granted, and does not gain as much education and he prides himself on. The technology in the world can be a good thing, but people can become too dependent on them. Emerson says, “He has got a Geneva watch, but he has lost the skill to tell the hour by the sun,”(2). Since almost everything in today’s society has some form of a clock on it, no one is taught how to tell time like people used to by the sun and moon. There are digital clocks on watches and phones, so kids today do not always bother to learn how to read a clock with hands as well. What happens when that phone dies? Kids that cannot read a normal clock will not be able to tell time. Man did not always have the advances to predict the weather, and could get hourly weather forecasts. Years ago farmers had the Greenwich nautical almanac that had the weather predictions, planting dates, times for when the sun rose and set, eclipses, astronomical data, and the tides. Now some people do not even know what an almanac is. Today anyone can go online, or turn on the television, to find out the weather,…

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