Technology Essay

Technology Essay

CCR 199 H1 S REFLECTIVE JOURNAL
Technology and its impact on my life.
Prathna Ramesh

Technology today plays a crucial role in our daily lives, affecting nearly every activity we perform. Everyone is in constant interaction with technology in some way or the other. The most significant impact of the rapid technological development can be seen in the evolution of electronic devices like computers, mobile phones, and other gadgets. The number of people using those devices is increasing by the minute and we witness a growing dependency towards the use of such gadgets. Technology however doesn’t just refer to electronic gadgets or the internet or machines, as people nowadays tend to falsely believe.  

What is technology? According to the Merriam-Webster definition, ‘technology is the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function’. People interact with interacting with various forms of technology, be it banking technology while withdrawing cash at the ATM, or educational technology while learning in high school.

My daily interaction with technology is boundless. From the minute I wake up each morning to the time I go back to bed at night, technology is making my life easier and comfortable. I am able to complete tasks efficiently without time wastage. As everyone does, I use the lamps and the air conditioner in my room, the taps and showers which provide water and toiletries. During the day I use writing stationery, calculators, and the furniture in classrooms, overhead projectors, my laptop, my music player and my cellphone. At the gym I use equipment like the treadmill, weights, and elliptical cycle. Clearly, there are a lot of different kinds of technology that I use in my life, but one technology that is absolutely invaluable, is my laptop.

I use my laptop a lot for emailing which is one of the cheapest and most convenient ways of...

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