Technology can be a curse to us if we do not know how to deal with it. The negative impact of technology is mainly on our minds and health. If we are constantly using technological devices, we tend to grow more impatient. As a result, technology can affect us negatively. It can distract us from paying attention to our lessons or our work. Overuse of technology can bring a feeling of narcissism in us. We normally prefer to hear loud music through earphones on your ears, for a prolonged period of 6-8 hours. Have you ever imagined the result?
Negative effects associated with Technology
Technology can affect us negatively if we use it beyond the limit. Prolonged listening of music through technological hearing and can lessen our ability to hear things distinctly. Let us be a bit more precise in our discussions. One of the biggest inventions of technology is the invention of the computer. If we continue to sit in front of a computer for eight-nine hours per day, we would soon face neck strain. To deal with such problems, we need to be “digitally responsible”.
Let us read the Negative Issues associated with Technology
- Impairment of social skills in children: We may have seen our brothers/sisters remaining preoccupied with television, i-phones, tablets, and other devices most of the time. It is a source of leisure, need, recreation a well as sometimes educational mode for us. At the same time, we forget the importance of socializing with our family members and neighbors. Technology can affect us negatively in this way. We have forgotten the importance of sitting with our grandparents, listening to their bedtime stories.
- Absence of communication skills in a person: Technology has made us dependent on the virtual world. We have lessened communication/interaction with others which is very harmful. All of us need to develop at least moderate listening skills, conversational skills, and interacting skills in our life. It is very important to develop self-confidence and result in self-growth.
- Technology brings psychological problems in us: We have a habit of checking out updates and newsfeeds on Facebook, and other social networking to see what our friends are up to. It has been so easier because of technology. On the other hand, the habit has even led to depression. For example, children become paranoid and get impatient over other people when they find the latter enjoying a better standard of living (as posted on social media sites). Sometimes, people tend to grow their tendency towards hacking which leads to several problems.
- Constant use of technology may lead to physical health problems: We become lazy and suffer from health problems when things get easy for us. Nowadays, we do not have to take the pain of cooking, writing, going every day to colleges/universities. It is mainly because everything can be done by using technological devices or gadgets. As a result, technology can affect us negatively; we suffer from a sleep problem, get inactive, and get obese. Sometimes, hormonal levels function abnormally due to the release of dopamine.
Technology is useful if we can use in the right manner. We need to know how to use it to a considerable extent. We should be able to grow positive interests at things around us, like socializing with other people, or growing curiosity in outdoor games. Technology should not become a matter of our lives.