Technology: Is It Negative?


Technology is always growing, which means that the unemployment rate is also growing. Over the past few years, in each of the years, many jobs have been eliminated because technology is quicker and faster than a human. For example, large factories used to employ lots of people. Many people used to work the assembly lines at factories, as the products would move down the production line different workers would add parts to the product until it was ready to be packaged and shipped out. Well now, with the advancements in technology, the production line jobs have been replaced with various machines that assemble the products faster and more efficiently.

Some predict that one-third of jobs will be replaced by software, robots, and smart machines by 2025. Ray Kurzweil, an engineer at Google, anticipates that by 2029 robots will have reached human levels of intelligence. This just shows how the world is in a technological era, an era that still hasn’t hit full capacity yet.

What ever happened to the era that involved people who loved working with their hands. What happened to the man who would work longhand hours in his shop crafted the perfect wooden chair? What happened to the farmer who get up at the crack of dawn for the harvest? America used to be the place that was defined by the “do it yourself” type of people. Now with all the technology that has come out the mentality has changed. People rely on technology to help them get things done, not their tough, weathered and cracked hands to do it.

One thought on “Technology: Is It Negative?”

  1. Not only the effects on jobs, but technology has greatly impacted the idea of face to face contact. Because of emails, texting, and even Skype it is so much easier to get in contact with one another, but the question is how valuable is that contact? In other words is it going to be more productive to have a Skype meeting or a face to face meeting. I believe technology is taking away from this idea of face to face interaction. Words are very important when meeting with someone, but what a lot of people don’t realize is the importance of body language. Through technology it is taking away from the interaction therefore taking away from the value.


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