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Technology, a blessing or curse?

Ricardo Campbell, Youthlink Writer

Is there any society on the globe which has not been penetrated by some element of technology? If so, sign me up and book me a ticket because sometimes the idea of escaping the influx of technology is not such a bad thing.

But, wait! Even booking the flight involves using technology; there is clearly no way to escape this blessing or curse of technology.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am not saying that technology has not played a pivotal role in the development of the world. It has, however, significantly decreased the need for face-to-face interaction and sometimes a little of that is good. Am I just being old-fashioned?

Could we do without technology? Is it a blessing or curse? 

Sean


Well, I would say it's both. It allows us to meet new people in very easy ways. We are able to send emails and instant messaging, so we don't have to have direct contact with the person. At the same time, there is a downside. For example, Facebook can have persons addicted to it and cause a break down in their physical and social life. It may even make it harder to talk face to face. It can also have a bad effect on health because, being hooked on technology, people may not get enough exercise and become lazy and unhealthy.

Chelli Lyn


Technology is a blessing because it's helping us to learn more and be able to advance in many different things. It facilitates easier learning, providing us with resources at the click of a button. It produces better work in business environments and certainly better production. It offers so many more opportunities, so why would it be a curse? 

Cody Kameka


Technology is a blessing in that it makes work easier, quicker and it's more cost-effective. It's a curse, though, because it can make people redundant, so more people will be out of a job. Also, even though it is said to provide privacy, that is not always the case. 

Neka DeoKoro


It's a little bit of both. It's definitely a blessing because it helps to make work easier for individuals and organisations. At the same time, it is a curse because young people hardly use their brain anymore. They use technology to answer almost all their questions.