There is no doubt that technology has become present in everything we do, the way we live. The same goes for the way we think. Technology and its pervasiveness keep us from thinking just how far are we willing to go with letting technology running our lives. Mankind did just fine in the age where no technology existed so experts and professionals are starting to ask themselves just how much of technology is actually enough. The more we advance in a technological way, the more we change in every term of that word. It seems that it affects the way we reason things and it changes a person’s mindset.
The thing is that no one takes time to stop for a second and think about the consequences. Maybe that much technology is not good for us as we are after all human beings. Instead of living our lives in person, we prefer talking over the phones, using touchscreens to text our emotions while staring at the latest technological achievements like tablets. It is without any doubts that our ever-growing affinity for technology has a psychological impact on us.
The effects of technology
The first thing that comes to mind when we say technology is how it impedes our ability to focus on things. It’s true that many people concentrate only on technology as if nothing else outside of their focus exists. This can have both negative and positive sides. Being so channeled only on technology makes people alienate from reality but on the other hand, it might lead them to find solutions to their problems.
Now, it has been confirmed that technology changes the way we learn, live, eat and read. For example, generations before us used to read books line by line. Today, we scan the books looking for small pieces of information, links and keywords. We are behaving like a computer, gathering information in order to process them in order to execute command or in this case to find the meaning of the content we scanned. The similar approach we take for the rest of the life aspects.