Technology has highly evolved over time. In fact, nowadays almost
everybody has some sort of machine at hand, be it computers, cars,
or even washing machines. But although machinery was devised to
benefit mankind, it has also brought along many flaws to match.
Firstly, when it comes to technological equipment such as
computers, disruption most often arises between the person using
the computer, and the household he or she is surrounded by, or
living with. For example, many old family traditions such as eating
meals with your relatives at the dining table seldom take place now
that one of the family members might be too busy working on his
Mac. laptop. Thus, family values and morals have changed in order to
adapt to this technological age.
Secondly, having many kinds of machinery at hand is not
only destroying family traditions, but is also very harmful to our
environment. Many people are careless about allowing their car
engines to run haphazardly, or leaving their laptops on for long
periods of time, however they do not seem aware of the fact that all
this energy and electricity consumption is dangerous to not only our
local environment, but to the world as a whole. Additionally, it is the
over-usage of machinery, big or small that is bringing our society ever
closer to Global Warming, and we must stop.
As I mentioned in my introduction, technological equipment was
never programmed to damage nature per se, but to help people
all around the globe. Now that nuclear families aren’t as closely
intact compared to the 1950s or 1990s, technology has given us an
alternative method to keep in touch with our relatives thanks to
computer applications such as Skype, or even cell phone applications
such as VIBER or WhatsApp. Machinery has most definitely done
wonders in our lives, and we as people should be grateful to easily
possess cars, and/or phones when poorer countries do not even have
the chance to.
However, with all the advantages machinery has brought to us all,
I personally believe that possessing too many cars or phones, or even
consuming too much of their energy and battery, is beginning to get
out of hand and needs to be controlled.