Technology is an ever-present factor in our lives. It shapes the environment, solves problems, and makes human life easier. However, it also has its drawbacks.
For instance, it allows people to interact on a global scale without having to travel long distances. Technology also enables businesses to research their consumers in detail so that they can provide products aligned with deeper needs.
Another advantage of technology is that it reduces the amount of time required to produce a product by automating tasks that would be too tedious for humans to complete. It can also lower costs and improve standards, and it can free up employees for more important work.
Furthermore, technology enables people with disabilities to function more easily. For example, people with leg problems can now travel on their own using self-controlled wheelchairs. Deaf and blind people can now communicate using tech gadgets. Moreover, people can access a vast proportion of the world’s knowledge on the web.
The disadvantage of technology is that it can be manipulated by hackers. For this reason, it is essential to know how to protect your computer from cyber attacks. Also, with technology being so pervasive, it can be hard to tell what is real and what is fake. In addition, it is possible to manipulate photographs, audio and video using editing programs. This can cause a lot of confusion and disbelief among consumers. These issues have prompted some critics to write dystopian novels such as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.