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That is, technology has both advantages and disadvantages. I agree that technology has both its advantages and disadvantages but because I think that the benefits outweigh the consequences, I am a techno-optimist. I feel that technology is a great way to start or raise awareness about an issue; however, it is not the place to take action about an issue.
Humans cannot completely depend on technology to fix problems because technology can only do so much and go so far. In one of my sociology classes, I realized that social networking sites, such as facebook, are beneficial in that they can help raise awareness about an issue.
They can do little more than raise awareness, however. For example, in the past, women have posted their bra colors as their facebook status to raise awareness about breast cancer.
One friend may see this status, post it for his five hundred friends to see and this pattern continues. More and more people will be informed about breast cancer, but there is no actual money going towards finding a cure just through facebook.
People on facebook may see this status and then decide to donate money. Thus, facebook is a great way to raise awareness, but it is not enough to actually fix the problem at hand.
Thus, the reports illustrates that technologies, specifically facebook, are much more beneficial to society for raising awareness verses taking action other than raising awareness. This idea that social networking is a good starting place pertains to friendships as well.
Facebook is a great way to contact with people and ask to hang out with them, but it is not a great way to form deep, meaningful friendships. Face-to-face interactions have a personal aspect to them that social networking sites cannot compete with. They are selling themselves as really interesting people, even when there is no product to be sold.
These friendships are not genuine because the individual is making himself into someone he is not. Again, facebook can be used to start a friendship but it should not be used to deepen a friendship. Mei also touched on how social networking sites are going to increase in popularity and some people may be better at using it appropriately than others.
Social networking sites are only going to become bigger and bigger, and those who use it appropriately will benefit while those who abuse technology and implement it into every single aspect of their lives will not benefit from social networking sites. This article also posed a question about the environment.
It asked whether or not humans can depend completely on technology to solve the climate crisis or if humans should change their behavior. I believe that technology can help the environment but the main way to reduce environmental problems is through human behavior.
Hybrid cars are the perfect example of technology helping the environment because they reduce the amount of gasoline. Technology, such as hybrids, however, can be used as an aid in helping humans reduce global warming, pollution, etc.
Again, technology is a useful place to start in helping the environment, but it is not good to depend on technology for solving the all of the environmental problems in the world.
In summary, I am a techno-optimist because I think that technologies benefits outweigh the disadvantages. As discussed above, it allows people to contact each other, raise awareness and help reduce environmental problems. It can only benefit society, however, as long as the majority of people make the effort and understand that technology cannot be used to replace human action and face-to-face interactions.
Furthermore, people should not fear this technology and allow it to take control of their lives.How Has Technology Changed Education? Technology has impacted almost every aspect of life today, and education is no exception. images, videos) are available at one’s fingertips through the Internet, and opportunities for formal learning are available online worldwide through the Khan Academy, MOOCs, podcasts, traditional online degree.
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An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense intuitive linear view. So we won't experience years of progress in the 21st century -- it will be more like 20, years of progress (at today's rate).
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Educational technology is "the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources"..
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