The new technology has had an effect both negatively and positively on people’s daily life. People spent many hours using the new devices that are in the market. People used the new technology every day like air we need to survive. The new technology is so comprehensive that even when we go on vacation, we do not need to use a paper map to get directions to the place we enjoy visiting, for example: the use of GPS tracker equipment is a boon to business agents who need to go to remote areas and do not know the place either to meet a new client or to sell new products.
The advantages for these devices are: people can communicate easier and faster using the Internet, people can be in touch with friends and relatives, there are many ways now to communicate for example using the Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or e-mail, also using the cell phone is another way to communicate from any place. At work computers have had a good performance; it is easier for business to speak and communicate well with customers holding conferences in chat rooms or exchange files via the Internet. These businesses have been growing more profits and better productivity every day. In medicine for example, doctors can perform an operation without being present, or prescribing medicine right through the computer without looking at the patient. Technology has grown so fast that people must grow with it.
Disadvantage of new technology, there are some of them; for example: more accidents on the streets or highways because of people using cell phone texting, talking, surfing the Internet or listening to music. Also people concentrate too much on using the cell phone at work, school or walking on the street that sometimes cause accidents. Another thing is the use of electronic games like X-box, Wii, Play station, Nintendo Ds. It causes children to spend hours playing instead of studying, reading a book or exercise outdoors. People are so used to the new technology that they are no longer able to think for themselves. A task to students, the first thing is the computer used to do the research for information, libraries are no longer places where to find a book to use, of the dictionary is no longer necessary to look at the meaning of a word now everything is electronic.
Technology is good these days it helps a lot, but it is turning people into robots. The advantages and disadvantages of the technology are positive and negative all depends on how people are using it. – Maria Lopez