Technology And Its Effect On Society Essay

1140 Words Nov 9th, 2016 5 Pages
With each new year, new technological ways of communicating are introduced into society. Recently social media such as Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and so much more have bursted onto the scene and taken over the social world. Humans are on there phones checking their social media or texting twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Which begs the question of whether or not new technology and ways of communication are consuming people’s lives and decreasing intelligence. Technology is increasing in use and can have a few negative affects; however, I believe overall it is beneficial to society because it is always improving and will always aim to improve that status of society. Ever since the beginning of time, humans have been fascinated with new technologies. Technology is commonly thought of as electronic devises, but “the practical application of knowledge or science especially in a particular area” (Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary). So the term technology can be applied to any situation that requires innovation to benefit a certain set of circumstances. One of the first technological advances in history is the wheel. As seed in figure 1, the wheel doesn 't have gadgets or gizmos, it’s simply an object that is rounded to make it easier to move objects. The purpose was for it to make life easier. The wheel allowed humans to construct cities more quickly and in more modern time it allows people to move from point A to point B very quickly. Who would 've…

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