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Science and technology

A world without technology

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MeganC

Having recently moved country, I have been relying upon my phone as my sole means of communication with the world. You can imagine my panic, therefore, when I found myself cut off from this world of social media shortly after my arrival in France. Although I was reunited with a network signal after a mere week, this experience has led me to question whether our modern-day reliance on technology is becoming unhealthy.

I often forget that androids and smartphones are very much a novel invention. Writing in light of the recent release of the iPhone 6, it is hard to imagine that our parents would have been considered lucky to have a fully functioning television just forty years ago. Nowadays, to the increasing detriment of traditional forms of communication, we rely on our phones for everything. Our androids act as calculators, clocks, cameras, calendars and music players, whilst traditional forms such as the letter are fast becoming a thing of the past. Similarly, our once regular trips to the high street are slowly being replaced by the wonders of online shopping, whilst the Kindle, for example, has become a popular alternative to the book. I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic especially about the latter; as a student of English Literature, there is nothing I like more than flicking through a traditional paperback book.

Additionally, I now notice more and more that the smartphone is replacing face-to-face communication. I regularly see groups of people in restaurants, for example, paying more attention to their phones than to each other. I can’t be the only person that thinks there is something inherently worrying about this; are we beginning to choose the company of technology over the company of other human beings?

Whilst I myself viewed my recent disconnection from social media negatively at first, I have to admit that I increasingly began to feel an underlying sense of relief. I was finally being forced to enjoy my own company and, dare I say it, there was something intrinsically nice about being alone.

Discussion

What about you? Can you imagine a world without technology?

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Ariyan 17 April, 2019 - 17:58

At first any one could probably say that he or she can imagine a world without technology. Until they realize what technology really is and not just what they are used to calling technology, like phones, cameras, computers, or your air conditioner which is keeping you cool. But as far as I know, technology is anything ranging from language, sound, or even holding a rock to use as a tool. This makes me believe technology is vital for human survival because they choose to work with it instead of without it.

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Ariyan 17 April, 2019 - 17:40

We are living in a modern world. In this modern world we totally depend on technology. So a world without technology seems very difficult to imagine but it is not impossible. We mustn't forget that there was a time when people used to live without technology. So I feel that I am neutral in this case, because there are positive and negative aspects.

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leo34 17 April, 2019 - 15:47

World without technology is unthinkable.Technology plays a vital role in every sphere of life.Due to invention of mobile phone,we can call our friends,relatives and parents,no matter where they are.Thus, communication as well as coordination between our near and dear ones are maintained.Also we can communicate with foreign people and organizations,which is very important for the prosperity of our country.On the other hand, television and radio play an undeniable role in many purposes.We can know about recent occurences in the world.Moreover,we can get weather forecast and prepare ourselves for natural disasters.Thus many lives can be saved.Furthermore,television and radio also acts as a good medium of entertainment.Like this ,many technologies are coming to our succour and helping us to lead a beautiful life.So,I can’t but say that,without technology, our dream of having a beautiful life would be shattered, and we would remain in darkness.

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KingOfNoobz 17 April, 2019 - 15:39

Technology has surrounded us completely.So, people can't imagine that. But It help us to do almost everything like searching, surfing on websites and gaining information of almost everything. So, I think we can't let go of technology.
Yeah, I believe today people are using it crazily. we have to stop being addicted in technology. Because it was made for good reason , not for bad reason.

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May1 17 April, 2019 - 15:35

Technology has made our life easy & enjoyable but nowadays many people are addicted to social medias. No doubt it's a blessing in this modern age but many people are using it too much and losing their emotions, affections, cooperation and many good qualities. Using it too much is nothing but wasting our valuable times. One should read book, watch movie, spend times with friends at leisure. These can make our life more meaningful and we can enjoy ourselves. But still have to say that, importance of technologies are immense.

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marshmellow 17 April, 2019 - 14:27

We have become over-reliant on technology and we can not even imagine living without technology .It is a nightmare for us ..Life would be better socially without technology but technology has made our life easier and we are used to it .As we are the humans of 21st century it would be very difficult to live without technology.

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Mandela 17 April, 2019 - 13:59

Technology has become a vital need for the modern era and surely a world without technology really seems very hard! And for me (obviously not only for me) it's impossible to live without technology. Thanks to Sabiha Mam for suggesting me the article. Hope you like my feedback. Thank you

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Junecat17 17 April, 2019 - 10:59

Obviously technology has changed the title of the world. Now It's called "Modern World". In this world, almost everything is based on technology. It has both good and bad sides. We need to have clear ideas about It's effects. As it’s contribution and usage is everywhere around us, so we need clear concept about technology.

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Mandela 17 April, 2019 - 14:02

I agree with you. Like every other things, technology has both good and bad sides. It depends on us that how we let it impact on ourselves.

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June1 17 April, 2019 - 10:56

Technology is a much needed thing of the present and future generations. It is so much important that almost everyone think that technology is life. But there are some bad effects of it as we know that everything has good sides and bad sides. We need to take the good things that it is giving to us and throw the bad things that it is giving to us. It's our duty to protect ourselves from any kind of harmful things.

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Snake 16 April, 2019 - 18:13

Everything has good sides and bad sides. Technology has good sides and bad sides. We are leading a much happier life than our past generation because of technology. It has changed the world and emitted darkness that was existing before the invention of technology. So we must say technology is an essential part of our life. But the excessive usage of technology is harmful and dangerous. It is our duty to be careful from the bad effects of technology as it is an essential part of our life.

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DANIIII 12 July, 2018 - 20:05

I do not imagine a world without technology since in this time it is indispensable in many aspects to communicate so any emergency that might happen we could solve it faster also it helps us to learn new things without the need of a teacher.
To move us, in the aspect of health it helps to save lives.

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dianaczgoon 12 July, 2018 - 19:59

Technology has many effects. It has helped develop more advanced economies and has allowed the rise of a leisure class. Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products known as pollution and deplete natural resources to the detriment of Earth's environment. Innovations have always influenced the values of a society and raised new questions of the ethics of technology. It keeps us communicated with the rest of the world and you know or what happens in other states, it's easy to learn and do things.
I think that the world would be chaotic, there would be more violence and ignorance before the things that would happen

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Joat 12 July, 2018 - 19:54

Currently, the technology is very necessary for daily life because we do use of all the contain technology. it´s use in the hospitals, school.

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TKarina170696 12 July, 2018 - 19:51

Will we live without technology? I think that in this moment the technology it's very important because help us discover new tools, medicament, things that make us live better.
For example new equipment in the industry, that reduces failures and makes work safer.
I think that technology is very important in the life of the a engineer.

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mike12 12 July, 2018 - 19:51

the technology is necessary for all the peoples in the world.
Our world will be how before , all will be more slow ,for come back at the school there would not be cars , nor cellphones . the life will be more boring.

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Garcia2405 12 July, 2018 - 19:51

i can imagine world without technology, it would be calmer and everyone could live together, many problems of attention to people, would be avoided but communication would be imparied.

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RodrigoReyes201295 12 July, 2018 - 19:51

A world with out Technology is an idea for good and the same time for bad, because the technology was created to help the human's activities, but unfortunately some technology is have used to hurt the people, and damage the world like weapons, hackers, etc.
What will be a world with out technology, will be a hart live because the work will be more hard but the live will be more peaceful

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jorgematni251 12 July, 2018 - 19:50

The technology is a very important in the city of mexico because is necessary in the world for lives for example cellphones, tablets, computers in the school, communicate with friends and fathers everyday.
I am losing communication with my fathers because i don´t computer in my house and is necessary speak, the people would bought more technology as telephones for a better interaction.

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karina26 12 July, 2018 - 19:50

The technology is completely important for the people because We can have access to internet in the currently. The advices mobiles they are very important because we can have communication with others persons in the word of different places, cities or countries. Living with the technology is very fantastic and need.

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MilanAnni 12 July, 2018 - 19:50

Currently the technology is matter in the social and the sciences because the technology has created new opportunities to advances to future. The technology make activities easier on home, job, school. and scientific progress.

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Ban 12 July, 2018 - 19:50

Thechology is really necesary every day, during the day we can find it in clothes, gadgets, builds, food, medicine, fun, practically in evereythin. So, if try to imagine a world whith out technology is like come to primitive time 'cause we woldn´t have the same development and a confotable life. Anyway, we can live with this, but no one wants and wishes that... I guess :V.

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buzz 12 July, 2018 - 19:49

I think that the technology is important in this times, but the humanity does not give a correct use
If the technology don´t exist, I may have have read many scientific books, the humanity think of the progress, and they work hard, We could have had correct information

The technology is good to the progress for example in the medicine.

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beatifullcreeper 12 July, 2018 - 19:46

I think that the technology has solved many problems of the humanity, However I can't imagine a world without technology, the diagnostics of cancer or the surgeries are possible with technology, if the human hadn't invented the technology our life wouldn't have easy

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