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Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology

In today's world, where just about everything is more convenient and accessible due to advances in technology across almost all sectors, it may seem as though it's a misnomer to even mention any disadvantages of technological advances. However, despite how far technology has ta en humans and no matter how convenient it may ma e things, there are some disadvantages accompanying this level of access. Today, we can!t imagine ourselves without technological advances such as cars, microwaves, cell phones, computers, and televisions. However, technology won!t stop here, but develop further. As technology develops, there are not only advantages, but disadvantages from them. A few advantages of upgraded technology are that one can save time and money and life will be made easier as a result of not having to do all the hard labor. In contrast, the disadvantages of upgraded technology are that people will loose their jobs to machines that will do the wor for them. In addition, machines and robots are too comple" for most people to use.

I personally would want a developed world with advanced technologies. The following are the reasons why I do want a more advanced world with advanced technologies. #y major reason is because when you have advanced technologies, life is much easier as robots and machines would ta e over your daily life chores. $or e"ample, daily life chores might be serving your brea fast, cutting your lawn, or cleaning your room. %ith robots and machines doing one!s chores one has time to rela". Another reason is because unli e humans, robots and machines do not ma e mista es when programmed correctly. They always accomplish tas s perfectly so you won!t have to worry about ma ing a mista e and getting trouble.

&ther reasons why I want advanced technologies are because they save a great deal of time and money. $or e"ample, if you are a wealthy man who always had trouble employing talented maids, you can buy a cleaning robot and use it for the rest of your

life. Therefore, you won!t have to use all your time employing talented maids. Also, you will save a lot of money from not having to pay servants. Another e"ample of benefits from advanced technology is that if there are new, developed vehicles that will transport people to anywhere rapidly, so that one would not need to spend all those boring, long hours in an airplane to try to get to another country, which will save much time not only on long travels but also on daily commutes.

As there are so many advantages from highly developed technology, there also is a great deal of disadvantages from them. &ne disadvantage is that as technology develops, robots and machines will ta e over many jobs and people will loose their jobs by contrast. As people loose their jobs, they will have hard time getting money which would ma e it hard for them to continue to meet living e"penses. #oreover, as people use less money the economy would be difficult to control and especially if it is a country as large as the 'nited (tates, the problem will influence the world greatly.

Another disadvantage of highly developed technology is that machines and robots are comple". It is hard to activate all the machines you have unless you can multitas . Thin about it, if most people have trouble on computers and almost all of us don!t now the actual limit of computers! abilities, how will us, normal people, wor with all the robots and machines) #oreover, just li e computers, robots and machines will easily brea and most time you won!t now how to fi" them and one will have to call someone to fi" them. *eople will loose their temper over this and it will create a large e"pense to repair them. +ven as there are as many advantages ad disadvantages of technology, I personally wish a more advanced world with great technologies. It would be so cool to wor out all the complicated machines and robots. Don!t you thin it will be awesome to press just a few complicated buttons than do the labor yourself) In the future it would be more about

using your brain and being intelligent than doing the hard labor yourself. I hope these days come within my lifetime

5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of technology in higher education

*osted on February 5, 2013

by *hD student, 'niversity of $lorida



+ach student in our #ass -ommunication Teaching course was as ed to give a one.minute presentation about a specific topic or innovator from the te"t, /,ebooting the Academy0 12 Tech Innovators who are Transforming -ampuses.3 %hile one minute is not generally conducive to more than an e"planation of the ey points of a specific innovator the topic, /%hat are the overall advantages and disadvantages of technology in higher education,3 lends itself to a David 4etterman Top 15 list 6or in this case 2" Top 7 lists8. (o without further ado the9 Top 5 Disadvantages of Using Technology in Higher ducation!

78 #any professors will re:uire re.training in how to apply technology. ;8 Intellectual property ownership is difficult to protect, piracy is inevitable. <8 Has the potential to decrease the revenues bric generate. 28 Difficult to regulate, and therefore potential for corruption is high. 18 *otential to diminish the overall value and e"perience of an in.person education. Top 5 "dvantages of Using Technology in Higher ducation! 78 =ew methods for teaching and organi>ing material. ;8 Deregulation of transfer credits and other student restricting regulations. <8 *otential for lower te"tboo prices. 28 *otential for lower tuition prices. 18 Increased accessibility to higher education.
$our Advantages and disadvantages of technologies and gadgets Article by ,odney ?ordon It is :uite impossible to thin of a life without technologies and gadgets. Technology can be defined as a process with the help of which human beings modify nature in order to meet their growing needs. Technology leads to innovations and inventions and one such invention is gadgets. There are so many varieties of gadgets that are designed to suit human needs. @ut the :uestions is, are there only advantages or there are disadvantages as well. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using new gadgets and technologies. "dvantages of technologies and gadgets! The advantages of new technologies and gadgets are discussed in the following lines.

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1. Higher profit0 =ew technologies can benefit your business in a number of ways. Aou can get higher profits as new technologies increase wor automate the wor thus reducing the costs more. 2. $ast access to information0 Aou can get :uic access to information with the help of computer and internet, two of the most popular technology and gadget in the present times. The Bsearch engines! on the internet help you find information on any topic that you!re loo ing for. <. Increases communication0 ?one are those days when you had to write letters in order to communicate with people staying far away. =owadays, you can send e.mails and you get the reply within minutes. #oreover, you can also ta e help of Bchat rooms! to meet new people as well as to stay in touch with your old friends. ;. (peed up wor 0 There are so many gadgets that help to speed up wor . ,ight from household chores to office wor , there are gadgets with the help of which you can increase your wor efficiency. It helps you to do :uite a number of things in relatively less time. Disadvantages of technologies and gadgets! The disadvantages of new technologies and gadgets are discussed below C 1. &nline fraud0 %hen you use internet for online transactions, there is always a possibility of being a victim of online fraud. As for e"ample, impostors may steal your credit card information and use them for their own monetary gain. 2. Dependency on gadgets0 *eople are becoming mechanical as they are getting more and dependent on gadgets. =owadays, human beings cannot do a simple wor without ta ing help of a gadget. <. Integrating new technology0 It is often difficult to ta e a business related decision about whether to buy the latest technology or wait for some new invention. #oreover, implementing new technology in a business can be :uite e"pensiveD therefore, you need efficiency, which in turn, increases productivity. #oreover, fewer wor forces are needed as new technologies can

to decide whether or not you actually need it. Above all, integrating a new technology in a business is :uite a difficult tas in itself. ;. Technology related diseases0 Human beings are becoming addicted to the new technologies and gadgets, especially, internet and computers. #oreover, young people are getting more and more addicted to mobile phones. #any scientists believe that radiation from mobile phones may cause blurring vision, headaches and earaches and may be the reason of cancer, too. Therefore, it can be concluded that there are both advantages and disadvantages of using new technologies and gadgets and it depends on man ind how they want to use them

Advantage0 ?reat Discoveries In All Industries

Technology advances show people a more efficient way to do things, and these processes get results. $or e"ample, education has been greatly advanced by the technological advances of computers. (tudents are able to learn on a global scale without ever leaving their classrooms. Agricultural processes that once re:uired do>ens upon do>ens of human wor ers can now be automated, than s to advances in technology, which means cost. efficiency for farmers. #edical discoveries occur at a much more rapid rate, than s to machines and computers that aid in the research process and allow for more intense educational research into medical matters.

Disadvantage0 Dependency
The more advanced society becomes technologically, the more people begin to depend on computers and other forms of technology for everyday e"istence. This means that when a machine brea s or a computer crashes, humans become almost disabled until the problem is resolved. This ind of dependency on technology puts people at a distinct disadvantage, because they become less self.reliant.

Advantage0 -ost +fficiency

-ost efficiency is an advantage in some ways and a disadvantage in others. As technology improves on e"isting processes and showcases new ways to accomplish tas s, machines are able to produce the same .. if not more .. output than humans in certain industries.

This results in cost savings for business owners, allowing them to invest in growth in other areas of the business, which contributes on a positive level to the economy as a whole.

Disadvantage0 4ess Ealue In Human %or ers

At the same time, human wor ers retain less value, which is a disadvantage of technological advances. @ecause machines automate processes and do the wor of 15 people with one computer, companies find they don't need to employ as many people to get the job done. As machines and computers become even more advanced and efficient, this will continue to be a growing disadvantage of technology and an issue that has a global impact.

Throughout history, technological innovations have helped human ind improve their standards of living, beginning with the simple invention of bone tools of prehistoric times, continuing on to and beyond modern air conditioners, automobiles, and super computers. =owadays, when the rapidness of development and research is so impressive, it is easy to thin about the advantages of modern technology.

ADEA=TA?+0 #odern technology has solved many problems that people face and play an important role in the development of many countries. #odern technologies create many inds of products . computers, cloning technology, and video games etc.. Technology today has made life better and :uic er In our modern society, people can't see themselves without computers, cell phones, voice mail...etc... As we loo at technologies, :uestions are risen. The Technological progress ma e our society more convenient and safe. #a ing impossible things

possible are similar features of the change which previous people have e"perienced by social change, li e shifting from a hunting society to an agricultural society and establishing a commercial society due to the invention of new tools. To consider these advantages and change of society, modern technology, which we use today, might be not only a new tool but also the tool, which ma es a dramatic change in history. However, the contribution of modern technology to society should not be eliminated and should DI(AADEA=TA?+0 There're many people that can't see themselves without the new tools of the 21st -. That's because the technology recreates the essence of humanity and it encourages us to thin of all things in the world as standing by, ready for our consumption. (o this definitely affects our perception of the natural world. =owadays we create technology, but technology also creates us. be distributed evenly.


reach a much larger audience from greater geographic locations help disabled and geographically isolated students help students with busy schedules, freedom to wor at home on their own time decrease overcrowded classrooms offer more classes at pea demand times of day and wee , increasing fle"ibility decrease paper and photocopying costs, promoting concept of Fgreen

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access to students of everything instructors present in the classroom train students to learn new technology s ills they can use later in the wor place


selecting appropriate hardware and software programs incompatible technology issues challenges when submitting assignments some students can't afford modern computer technologies students usually pan an online technology fee instructors and students need training to learn how to use online technology possibility of cheating on tests and :ui>>es difficult to motivate students, re:uires self.discipline and self.motivation