Technology Leading Us to Inhumanity?

Many of you may get astonished looking at the headline of this article. You may think that this writer has gone crazy or something. Technology which has made our life better than we ever thought of and now this writer is saying that technology is making us inhuman. I will say, yes it is.

A few days ago I saw a report on TV. The reporter was reporting about the sufferings of some poor people who could not even eat two meals a day. But the reporter did not help them on spot. Just make a report to telecast. That means sufferings of people are being used as products to get famous or to earn livelihood. Another incident was, a few days ago in a convocation ceremony of a University one of the guests got fainted on the spot. There were about 300 students but none of them rushed to help the guest. Rather they took picture of him and send the news to their friends and relatives, twitted on twitter and shared on Facebook and other social networking sites. They did not even think of helping the person rather they just took the opportunity to make it breaking news.

Now we have the technology to broadcast anything live from the spot. Anyone can be a reporter using his/her mobile cameras while they are moving in the streets and some accidents happen. We can’t control what should be broadcasted and what should not be. But we should think before we do anything.

I remember a classic movie named “Roman Holiday” in which a princess came to Italy to travel. But as she was a princess she could not move around freely. So his parents used to control her and gave her sleeping pills at night. One night she came out without her parents’ permission to travel but felt asleep on the streets as an effect of the sleeping pills. A journalist found her and took her to his house. Next day a report came on a missing girl. But it was not mentioned that she was a princess. Seeing the report the journalist understood that she is the one whom he took home last night. He could have spread the news in public that he had found the princess and gain money and popularity. But he did not do so to save the honor of the princess and her family.

In schools and colleges students are having sexual intimacy and making video of them and spreading them in the internet. Some people are blackmailing their girlfriends and their family. Our culture and social values are being destroyed.

We can’t stay without technology but we should make ourselves mature enough to adopt with the advancement of technology. We should film ten videos with cultural and educative values if we film one pornograph.

Books and Technology

With our rapid evolution in the world of technology, one should never be surprised at new and unique outlets for expression. Not only does the internet make new art forms available to us, but it also opens up the options to become collaborative and get involved.

Nowadays, writers have the option to instantly send their books to editors and peers over the internet. This leads to quicker turnover rate, and allows the writer to receive feedback almost instantaneously. While many believe that the rise of internet technology signifies bad news for novel authors and editors, others believe that it is the perfect too to write and publish more efficiently.

If you’re an author, you’ll know how difficult it is to get your books published. If getting published isn’t difficult enough, it’s almost equally as difficult to get other people to take the time out of their day to read your material. The internet allows of quicker access to your reading material, and gives you the option to spread your work throughout a myriad of sources.

With the use of television, social networking sites, and video games constantly being on the rise, we are running into the risk that books are slowly becoming phased out. Why should we spend six hours reading a book when we can relax and get the entire story in a two hour movie? Well, there are many reasons why reading material is essential to human growth and development.

First, books allow us to use our imagination in a way that television and movies cannot. While reading a novel, we can contemplate on issues such as character development and emotion. Regardless of how many people read the same novel, the protagonist will always be viewed slightly differently in the minds of each individual reader. Furthermore, reading often acts as a type of therapy for many people. Most readers tend to find something in a character with which they identify, and through that connection, the reader and writer are able to take a journey together. Essentially, the writer cannot exist without the reader, and vice versa.

Because American children are reading less and less, due to the influx of media and television sources, they are becoming increasingly illiterate. While we cannot force children to read, we must encourage them as much as possible to choose books over movies at a young age. Watching the screen turns people into consumers, whereas reading turns people into the creators. Many studies show that encouraging reading at a young age greatly improves one’s learning and attention skills later in life.

Learning to effectively read and write also help to improve one’s overall attention span. If you are successful and well-trained in literacy skills, you are sure to go a long way. Many people don’t realize how important writing skills are to succeed in life, but if you are searching for a top notch career, chances are that you will have to be a decent writer. It’s as simple as this: Reading books greatly helps to improve your overall writing skills.

Internet Technology Keeps People Updated

The internet is a source for finding anything and everything that a consumer could possibly want or even need. As the internet has become more and more popular over the past fifteen years, technologies have been introduced to increase the speeds of downloads leading to reduced wait times for sites to load.

The increase speeds at which computers have been able to access information over the internet have given way to other technological advances in processing speeds and memory capacities for computer hardware and equipment. As the years have passed, online services have increased the capability of what type of media a website can present. Steaming media online allows real time information to be passed through internet connections without data delays being caused by the large amounts of memory and information that is stored by a web server.

All of these technological advances have led to the average computer user being able to access millions of bytes of information ready to be downloaded at their fingertips. Video and audio data files that once took hours to download now play instantaneously through a computer screen and speakers informing the world of current events that are broadcast in real time with only a few seconds delay. 

In the past few years, local radio stations have begun broadcasting simultaneously on air waves and online through streaming media. News radio online services give listeners the ability to receive news of current happenings wherever they may be in the world. The technology to keep people connected to important events and happenings through news radio online stations is making it possible for everyone everywhere to stay informed.