Does technology making us less intelligent? It does seem that way, don’t you think? Well, you have every right to think that way. In fact, many psychologists believe that humans are becoming less intelligent over time. In the ’60’s people were saying that technology was replacing human beings, but that is simply not so.
Technology has always changed and will always change, it is inevitable. The computer in your home plays a major role in how much you can do in the world. You may be thinking to yourself that I don’t need a computer, all I need is the Internet. That could be true, but think about the other things you use technology for.
Telephones, microwaves, automobiles, planes, trains, and even dating services have been around for a long time. Do we really need all of that technology? Are people just using technology to get along in life? If people use technology to make more money and have more options then why would we need the computers they have?
Now then, technology has helped us with telephones, microwaves, cars, airplanes, and dating, but it also has taken away other things from us. We used to be able to study and train for years in school and not worry so much about technology at home. Now we can watch TV all day, but do we really need that? Have our children become more dependent on their cell phones?
This goes back to needing technology. Why? Because technology allows us to use the computers we already have to help us in our day to day lives. However, all of these technology items cost money. What is the reason that we have to spend so much money on these things?
The main reason is because there is always a need for more technology. Some people will say that we should spend it on helping people around the world. However, if people want to have more free time they should focus on technology that will allow them to do what they like while still being able to get the job done. Personally, I feel that technology is not making us less intelligent. In fact, it is the reverse, as technology allows us to see things that we could not see before.
Think about all of the technology items that you use every day. How many do you not use very often? Computers, cell phones, microwaves, and televisions are all wonderful technology items. They allow you to communicate with other people at amazing speeds, to find information at the click of a button, and to use simple tools such as a screwdriver and a knife. They also allow you to become a better worker and to create more wealth in your life.
While there are those who will say that technology is bad because it keeps people from interacting with each other, this is not really an argument that can be made. Of course technology can make communication easier and quicker, but it also allows you to learn more about your fellow man. You can now surf the internet for fun rather than just reading magazines and books. So while it may make us less intelligent, it is also making the world a better place.
Is technology making us less intelligent? On one hand, it has allowed us to learn more and to enjoy more. We no longer have to wait for books or magazines to reach us when we need to know something new. We can simply tune into a program or read it over the internet, if we want to know more. This means that we no longer have to rely on someone else to do the jobs for us.
Another reason that technology may be making us dumb is that it has also taken away some of our personal freedom. For instance, instead of driving down a road and finding a good road to drive on, we now depend on our GPS systems. And we are not only using our GPS systems to get from point A to point B; we are also using our GPS systems to plan our vacations. Are we planning our vacations any differently now than we would have years ago? We are literally trapped in a technological gridlock.
Is technology making us less intelligent? It sure seems that way. If you agree with this argument, then perhaps you should start using your GPS system and stop listening to T.V. programs and newspapers. Use technology to its fullest extent and not the other way around.