Technology has progressed by leaps and bounds in the last few decades, and the benefits of technology are there for all to see. Some of the most poignant criticisms of technology are found in what are now considered to be dystopian literary classics, for example Aldous Huxley ‘s Brave New World and other writings, Anthony Burgess ‘s A Clockwork Orange , and George Orwell ‘s Nineteen Eighty-Four And, in Faust by Goethe , Faust’s selling his soul to the devil in return for power over the physical world, is also often interpreted as a metaphor for the adoption of industrial technology.
A modern example is the rise of communication technology, which has lessened barriers to human interaction and, as a result, has helped spawn new subcultures; the rise of cyberculture has, at its basis, the development of the Internet and the computer 16 Not all technology enhances culture in a creative way; technology can also help facilitate political oppression and war via tools such as guns.
The use of computers and technology in classrooms has opened up a whole new method of teaching and effective learning. Other teachers have successfully implemented technology in the classroom, according to a recent study by CompTIA—which surveyed 500 K-12 and college instructors across the country. That is a staggering statistic and you can’t help but admit that technology is one of the underlying causes.
There is no doubt that the introduction of modern technology into science and medicine has helped improved the quality of medications, treatment and increase the chance of people surviving from the different diseases that afflict man. Sitting in the beds of their dorm rooms, many students are able to review lectures that they have missed on their laptops as well as discuss assignments amongst fellow peers. Even though there are certain repercussions and a negative impact of technology as well, nobody can say that technology has not aided society on a whole. From the fax machine, to the telephone, the printer, the copier machine, the computer and the internet, technology is enhancing the productivity of professionals, educators, and students everywhere. Of course, in order for the advances in technology to be effectively used, people will need to equip themselves with the right tools and accessories.
Project Socrates concluded that technology exploitation is the foundation of all competitive advantage and that declining US competitiveness was from decision-making in the private and public sectors switching from technology exploitation (technology-based planning) to money exploitation (economic-based planning) at the end of World War II.