Technology, a term that originally meant science or empirical observation, has now evolved to describe the processes and materials that are used to change and manipulate the world.
Often, technology affects society and its surroundings in a number of ways; it can make things easier or worse for people and the environment. It can also cause unwanted by-products (known as pollution) and deplete natural resources, causing environmental harm.
One of the first effects of technology on education was the ability to get a huge variety of educational information and data in just a few clicks, allowing students to prepare lessons and papers on their own. It also makes learning more fun and interactive, promoting active participation in the process.
Time Savings and Increased Productivity:
The ability of technology to automate many tasks that traditionally require human input, such as shopping or completing complicated projects, has saved time and increased productivity for both blue-collar and white-collar workers. For example, people can get clothing delivered to their home in a matter of minutes instead of waiting for an entire day for it to arrive.
Manipulation of Media:
Digital media is incredibly easy to edit, making it possible for anyone with the right tools to make any picture, sound or video look different from its original form. This has resulted in a wide scope for copyright infringement, which is a serious problem for the music and movie industries.
It also has a negative impact on social relationships, since it is easier to communicate and be connected with others via a digital platform than through face-to-face interactions. With so many ‘friends’ on Facebook, it has become more difficult for people to develop real friendships or stay in touch with family members who live far away.