When we think of technology and how much improvement we have made, we all believe it to be such a positive creation. Most of us feel that it has only improved and enhanced our lives. However when we really sit down and think about it, how much good compared to harm has it really done? The article “Five Things We Need to Know about technological change” is an eye opener to many obvious yet ignored problems about technology. It really goes to show you how much hype their is, when really it can be a negative when taken overboard. It’s important as individuals to keep in mind that too much of a good thing can be bad. As the author points out we should use technology not let it use us.
Technology does enhance our lives, however it should never run our lives. We can not fully depend on it. A world outside technology does exist and we need to remember that information can and should come outside of computers and the internet. Technology has not made us smarter an any way it has only filled us with general information. The author also points out that its important to remember that when something is given to us and we are introduced to it, we are giving something away in exchange. It’s important to remain realistic and see if what we are giving up is really worth the exchange. At the end of the day technology is great but with anything there should always be a balance. We should not go overboard with this because at the end of the day it could be more harmful then beneficial.