Tech Takeover

Tech+Takeover

Brooklyn Branstiter, Staff Writer

Nowadays, people are sucked into the world of technology. Whether it be checking a Snapchat as soon as you wake up, taking time to make an Instagram post during a date, or working from home. The constant use of technology can be seen as a positive or a negative thing. How technology affects us depends on whether it affects our relationships in a good or bad way.

We are living in an era where technological advances are common. Students and teachers use technology almost every day for learning. Learning with technology allows easier access to resources. According to bctv.org students can take quizzes and exams more easily, and teachers being able to hold online classes can be very effective. 

Technology has also impacted society through communication. People are always just a call or text away. There are also emails, FaceTimes, and other video conferencing apps or websites. While this can be a good thing to some, it can be bad to others. Having communication be so simple through technology affects people in a negative way when it comes to being sociable and holding face-to-face conversations. 

According to bctv.org there’s less personal time, where you find that you don’t have enough time for yourself because you’re always in contact with someone. There is also a huge loss in privacy. Anyone can find you anywhere, at any time of the day. This can be a very dangerous thing. Lastly, technology can negatively affect health. This is so because there are many apps that make people feel like they need to watch their calories, heart rate, and other health properties. 

All of these things impact how people are living today. Without technological advances, our lives could possibly be less complex. Technological influences shape how humans act today. This can be in a negative or a positive way. How you let it affect you, is up to you!