Technology is a renovation method that allows all human beings to advance their world on all fronts (industrial, economic, cultural, social, medical etc.).

Technology concerns anything that man builds, particularly the many technical objects that surround us and which we use every day.

Technology has its many advantages and it can positively affect our society. However, this phenomenon also brings with it negative effects.

For the past 50 years or so, this field has been constantly advancing. We are not referring only to technology as it pertains to electronics, such as the advancement in Smartphones, PC’s or even televisions. In fact, there are a number of other areas. For example, thanks to technological advancements, medicine is evolving too.

There are many other positive aspects: overseas communication has become easier, online courses prevent falling behind in studies…It is as much a way to have fun, as it is a way to do things more quickly.

Nonetheless, this domain can also be risky because some people do not always use these advancements in a positive way.

For certain people “hooked” to the internet, this virtual world becomes their reality. They can spend countless hours without seeing the risks attached and end up becoming true slaves to these machines.

Most people bypass the knowledge available in books and seek information on the Internet, where sources are not always trustworthy.

Young people read less and less, go for the easier option and lose interest in looking for information from sources other than online newspapers or Wikipedia.

Translation by Community Member  Pilar Albisu

Nowadays, cheating in school is on the rise because of how easy it is to do so: young people can access the internet on their telephones and can communicate with their classmates through SMS.

What’s more, new technologies create inequalities because of their price. They are expensive and thus not available to everyone.

Technological advancements also create inequalities between countries, as some will possess the power to destroy other states thanks to new weapons, for example.

In conclusion, today’s technology can be an advantage, as long as one knows how to use it, takes care not to abuse it and can differentiate the real world from the virtual world.

6Encouragement

Hello Nathalie,

You raise some good points here. Yes, technology has many benefits, however, it also has dangers that we need to be cautious to avoid. We need to develop strong critical thinking skills so that we can evaluate information we find online and not believe everything we read! We also need to promote ethical use of technology so that it can be used for good and not for harm.

Thank you for starting this discussion!

- Sarah

Bonjour Nathalie,

Vous soulevez quelques bons points ici. Oui, la technologie a beaucoup d'avantages, mais il a aussi des dangers que nous devons faire preuve de prudence pour éviter. Nous avons besoin de développer de solides compétences de pensée critique pour que nous puissions évaluer l'information, nous trouvons en ligne et ne pas croire tout ce que nous lisons! Nous devons également promouvoir l'utilisation éthique de la technologie afin qu'il puisse être utilisé pour le bien et non pour les dommages.

Nous vous remercions de commencer cette discussion!

- Sarah

Bonjour Sarah,

Merci pour votre commentaire. L'essentiel est d'adapter la technologie à l'éducation et non adapter l'éducation à la technologie. Pendant que la convivialité occasionne le dialogue, communication et transmission des nouvelles pour le développement de la famille, tout le monde se préoccupe par la télévision, phones, ordinateurs, ... Cela nous amène à l'indiscipline ou manque d'éducation et manque d'amour entre eux.

Merci et à bientôt!

Nathalie

Hi Nathalie,

Yes, it's a good point. The value in technology lies in how we use it. Our priorities should adapt to meet the technology, but the other way around! And it's true that it can become a big distraction. It's easy to pay attention to phones, TVs, computers, and forget to interact with the people and world right around you! I think we're all learning, as technology becomes so prevalent, how to use it for good and also maintain good balance.

Thanks for the great discussion! Sarah

 

Salut Nathalie,

Oui, il est un bon point. La valeur de la technologie réside dans la façon dont nous l'utilisons. Nos priorités devraient adapter pour répondre à la technologie, mais dans l'autre sens! Et il est vrai que cela peut devenir une grande distraction. Il est facile de faire attention aux téléphones, les téléviseurs, les ordinateurs, et oublier d'interagir avec les gens et le monde à droite autour de vous! Je pense que nous sommes tous l'apprentissage, que la technologie devient si répandue, comment l'utiliser pour le bien et aussi de maintenir un bon équilibre.

Merci pour la grande discussion! Sarah

TRANSLATION:

Technology’s Impact

Technology is a renovation method that allows all human beings to advance their world on all fronts (industrial, economic, cultural, social, medical etc.).

Technology concerns anything that man builds, particularly the many technical objects that surround us and which we use every day.

Technology has its many advantages and it can positively affect our society. However, this phenomenon also brings with it negative effects.

For the past 50 years or so, this field has been constantly advancing. We are not referring only to technology as it pertains to electronics, such as the advancement in Smartphones, PC’s or even televisions. In fact, there are a number of other areas. For example, thanks to technological advancements, medicine is evolving too.

There are many other positive aspects: overseas communication has become easier, online courses prevent falling behind in studies…It is as much a way to have fun, as it is a way to do things more quickly.

Nonetheless, this domain can also be risky because some people do not always use these advancements in a positive way.

For certain people “hooked” to the internet, this virtual world becomes their reality. They can spend countless hours without seeing the risks attached and end up becoming true slaves to these machines.

Most people bypass the knowledge available in books and seek information on the Internet, where sources are not always trustworthy.

Young people read less and less, go for the easier option and lose interest in looking for information from sources other than online newspapers or Wikipedia.

Nowadays, cheating in school is on the rise because of how easy it is to do so: young people can access the internet on their telephones and can communicate with their classmates through SMS.

What’s more, new technologies create inequalities because of their price. They are expensive and thus not available to everyone.

Technological advancements also create inequalities between countries, as some will possess the power to destroy other states thanks to new weapons, for example.

In conclusion, today’s technology can be an advantage, as long as one knows how to use it, takes care not to abuse it and can differentiate the real world from the virtual world.

Bonjour Natalie,

Avant tout, merci pour ce post qui nous fera penser un peu à tous! Je suis complètement d'accord que la technologie peut être aussi positive que négative. Moi, je suis toujours étonnée par les progressions en médicine. Mais, je vous aussi dans ma société (surtout dans les jeunes de ma génération) que beaucoup de personnes donne plus d'importance aux réseaux sociaux qu'à vivre les moments pleinement. Comme vous dites, "la technologie de nos jours peut être un atout, à condition de savoir s'en servir, de ne pas en abuser, et de savoir différencier le monde virtuel et le monde réel". Espérons qu'on puisse tous suivre tes conseilles!

A bientôt!

Pilar

Salut Pilar,

Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire.

Actuellement dans nos familles il n'y a plus de dialogue entre membres suite à la technologie; alors que avec le dialogue les membres sauront comment se corriger entre eux pour l'avancement ou évolution de la famille en particulier et de la société en général.

A tout moment les uns sont occupés par la télévision les autres par leurs phones, ordinateurs,...

Quand est-ce qu'il y aura partage ou convivialité dans la famille?

En conséquence absence ou manque de discipline et éducation dans la famille.

Sois bien!

Nathalie