Is this the Age of Technology?

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  • Challenges in Finding meaning in an Age of Technology

Challenges are faced by individuals in finding meaning in an age of technology. From an earlier point in time, the relationship that humans have formed with the technology presented a challenge in finding its meaning. Technology has been perceived by individuals as a means to an end. It implies that technology is not valued but is important in achieving certain personal goals. Individuals have failed to consider all the important stages of technology development and how they have influenced their lives. Effective craftsmanship goes through four important stages which are efficient, final, formal, and material. The failure to relate to the different stages of technology development has presented challenges in understanding its meaning to individuals’ lives.

One main advantage of technology is the global connectedness that it has enabled. Today, people all over the world can communicate irrespective of their geographical locations. In the next few years, technology will continue to grow and will be an essential part of life. It will open opportunities for both personal and business growth. However, what makes it difficult to find meaning in this age is the security threats that are posed by technology. The more technological advancements increase, the more security threats are posed. The challenge of finding ways of dealing with such threats has made it difficult to find meaning in the digital age. Lack of knowledge to counter the security threats has left the burden of developing solutions to information technology experts.

A challenge in finding meaning in an age of technology has resulted from the purpose of technology to humans. Individuals use technology to achieve practical results and to ensure that their lives are in order. They have not applied the same concept in understanding the purpose of other forms of art in their lives. With other forms of art, individuals have focused on working with them to understand the world. They have used them to understand nature and how it impacts their surroundings. As a result of this, individuals have failed to understand other roles that technology plays in life. For example, technology can be analyzed as a philosophy as opposed to being an art. Therefore, it can be said that humans have taken technology for granted and have failed to fully exploit it to realize its benefits.

Life in a World of Devices

The development and rise of technology have been accompanied by several devices that individuals have to possess or use to realize full benefits. However, life in a world of devices has led to the preference for simulated relationships. Technology has altered the meaning of being human in the digital age. From the different technological advancements that have been made in the past and those that are anticipated in the future, it is evident that robots are beginning to take over the role of humans. Today, humans have formed companionships with different forms of technology. An example is the Barbie doll which was developed to help humans understand their emotions. Soon, humans will have no choice but to accept machines as their companions. In the future, it will be normal for robots to take care of children and the elderly. Technology will play an important role in building the essential fabrics of the community. The need to avoid stress and unreliability posed by humans are some of the reasons that will lead individuals to form companionships with digital devices such as robots.

The amount of time that is spent on devices by individuals show the influence of technology. Over the past years, people have not only interacted with machines, but they have also increased their interaction through social networks. In the United States, teenagers are spending a large amount of time on technological devices. Social media sites such as Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Twitter have attracted a large number of teenagers. Teenagers and other individuals below the age of 25 years have abandoned the traditional ways of communicating and turned to the use of technological devices and their applications. Adults have not been left behind in this endeavor. They have also made efforts to ensure that they thrive in a world that will soon be taken over by technology.

 

The world of technological devices has affected different aspects of the community. The use of devices has increased the knowledge of the use of technology. For example, it has shown the importance of technology. On the negative side, the cognitive abilities of individuals have reduced due to the dependence on technology. It has been used as a tool for measuring human progress when this should not be the case.

What has been Lost in the Age of Technology

Different things have been lost since technology took over in the life of humans. The main thing that has been lost in the age of technology is the human touch. While the mind and the body have on many occasions been occupied by non-human activities, the rate of occupancy has been high with technology. For example, both the mind and the body are involved in different aspects of technology such as playing games, emailing, watching videos, and texting among others. Evidence has also shown that Americans spend an average of five hours on digital media. In a majority of the cases, mobile devices have mostly been used for accessing the applications. Therefore, it is not wrong to state that a majority of the population today are hooked on devices and have lost human touch which is also very important. Today, more people are using digital devices as compared to those that are walking down the streets.

Quality of relationships as experienced before the age of technology has been lost in families and societies. Communication is the main way through which such quality relationships are developed. Due to the wide use of technology for communication purposes, meaningful relationships friends, colleagues, romantic partners, and family members have been lost. In playgrounds and homes, parents have been distracted by the use of digital devices. Children have not fully received the attention of their parents as they develop. In the world of friendship, relationships via technology are more preferred than real relationships in which people have gatherings or meetings. In short, humans have been forced to multitask with both technology and real-life and this has negatively impacted the quality of relationships that are formed. Another reason that can be attributed to the failure to develop quality relationships is how children have been brought up. In development, children are given robotic toys to keep their parents busy (Weisberg, 2016). As they grow, they learn that human relationships are not important. It is therefore right to claim that in the future, life before the technology age will be forgotten. Individuals will be more focused on becoming better at the use of technology.

Retrieving the Missing something in the Age of Technology

Suggestions have been given for retrieving what has been lost as a result of technology. Individuals must understand the role of technology in this age. As had already been indicated above, individuals have seen technology as a means to an end. They see it as something that provides solutions to all their problems even though it is developed by humans and did not exist in the past generations. Individuals should question any aspect of technology before utilizing them. They should understand that it is meant to complement their current lives and not to replace it. For individuals that were born before the technology age, this can be an easy task. They can play a role in guiding the current generation to know the role of technology in their lives.

Communal and societal activities have been affected by technology. It has been impossible to form meaningful relationships. One way of dealing with this challenge is engaging in different activities that are not technology involved. Family meals, walks, community functions, and religious activities are some of the ways of coping with the technology age. Individuals should ensure that they have a face to face interaction each day. It is especially essential in families. It will help the current generation of children to understand that there was life before technology and that human interaction is more important than the solutions that have been provided by technology.

It is important to relate to non-technological things to understand the role of technology in the current age. This argument can be analyzed from the perspective of knowledge gaining and sharing. While technology has been an essential aspect of gaining and sharing knowledge, books have also played this role. Apart from this, skillful interaction has also enabled knowledge sharing. If individuals can understand that they can gain knowledge without needing technology, they can learn how to cope with the digital age.

  • Challenges in Finding meaning in an Age of Technology

Challenges are faced by individuals in finding meaning in an age of technology. From an earlier point in time, the relationship that humans have formed with the technology presented a challenge in finding its meaning. Technology has been perceived by individuals as a means to an end. It implies that technology is not valued but is important in achieving certain personal goals. Individuals have failed to consider all the important stages of technology development and how they have influenced their lives. Effective craftsmanship goes through four important stages which are efficient, final, formal, and material. The failure to relate to the different stages of technology development has presented challenges in understanding its meaning to individuals’ lives.

One main advantage of technology is the global connectedness that it has enabled. Today, people all over the world can communicate irrespective of their geographical locations. In the next few years, technology will continue to grow and will be an essential part of life. It will open opportunities for both personal and business growth. However, what makes it difficult to find meaning in this age is the security threats that are posed by technology. The more technological advancements increase, the more security threats are posed. The challenge of finding ways of dealing with such threats has made it difficult to find meaning in the digital age. Lack of knowledge to counter the security threats has left the burden of developing solutions to information technology experts.

A challenge in finding meaning in an age of technology has resulted from the purpose of technology to humans. Individuals use technology to achieve practical results and to ensure that their lives are in order. They have not applied the same concept in understanding the purpose of other forms of art in their lives. With other forms of art, individuals have focused on working with them to understand the world. They have used them to understand nature and how it impacts their surroundings. As a result of this, individuals have failed to understand other roles that technology plays in life. For example, technology can be analyzed as a philosophy as opposed to being an art. Therefore, it can be said that humans have taken technology for granted and have failed to fully exploit it to realize its benefits.

Life in a World of Devices

The development and rise of technology have been accompanied by several devices that individuals have to possess or use to realize full benefits. However, life in a world of devices has led to the preference for simulated relationships. Technology has altered the meaning of being human in the digital age. From the different technological advancements that have been made in the past and those that are anticipated in the future, it is evident that robots are beginning to take over the role of humans. Today, humans have formed companionships with different forms of technology. An example is the Barbie doll which was developed to help humans understand their emotions. Soon, humans will have no choice but to accept machines as their companions. In the future, it will be normal for robots to take care of children and the elderly. Technology will play an important role in building the essential fabrics of the community. The need to avoid stress and unreliability posed by humans are some of the reasons that will lead individuals to form companionships with digital devices such as robots.

The amount of time that is spent on devices by individuals show the influence of technology. Over the past years, people have not only interacted with machines, but they have also increased their interaction through social networks. In the United States, teenagers are spending a large amount of time on technological devices. Social media sites such as Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Twitter have attracted a large number of teenagers. Teenagers and other individuals below the age of 25 years have abandoned the traditional ways of communicating and turned to the use of technological devices and their applications. Adults have not been left behind in this endeavor. They have also made efforts to ensure that they thrive in a world that will soon be taken over by technology.

 

The world of technological devices has affected different aspects of the community. The use of devices has increased the knowledge of the use of technology. For example, it has shown the importance of technology. On the negative side, the cognitive abilities of individuals have reduced due to the dependence on technology. It has been used as a tool for measuring human progress when this should not be the case.

What has been Lost in the Age of Technology

Different things have been lost since technology took over in the life of humans. The main thing that has been lost in the age of technology is the human touch. While the mind and the body have on many occasions been occupied by non-human activities, the rate of occupancy has been high with technology. For example, both the mind and the body are involved in different aspects of technology such as playing games, emailing, watching videos, and texting among others. Evidence has also shown that Americans spend an average of five hours on digital media. In a majority of the cases, mobile devices have mostly been used for accessing the applications. Therefore, it is not wrong to state that a majority of the population today are hooked on devices and have lost human touch which is also very important. Today, more people are using digital devices as compared to those that are walking down the streets.

Quality of relationships as experienced before the age of technology has been lost in families and societies. Communication is the main way through which such quality relationships are developed. Due to the wide use of technology for communication purposes, meaningful relationships friends, colleagues, romantic partners, and family members have been lost. In playgrounds and homes, parents have been distracted by the use of digital devices. Children have not fully received the attention of their parents as they develop. In the world of friendship, relationships via technology are more preferred than real relationships in which people have gatherings or meetings. In short, humans have been forced to multitask with both technology and real-life and this has negatively impacted the quality of relationships that are formed. Another reason that can be attributed to the failure to develop quality relationships is how children have been brought up. In development, children are given robotic toys to keep their parents busy (Weisberg, 2016). As they grow, they learn that human relationships are not important. It is therefore right to claim that in the future, life before the technology age will be forgotten. Individuals will be more focused on becoming better at the use of technology.

Retrieving the Missing something in the Age of Technology

Suggestions have been given for retrieving what has been lost as a result of technology. Individuals must understand the role of technology in this age. As had already been indicated above, individuals have seen technology as a means to an end. They see it as something that provides solutions to all their problems even though it is developed by humans and did not exist in the past generations. Individuals should question any aspect of technology before utilizing them. They should understand that it is meant to complement their current lives and not to replace it. For individuals that were born before the technology age, this can be an easy task. They can play a role in guiding the current generation to know the role of technology in their lives.

Communal and societal activities have been affected by technology. It has been impossible to form meaningful relationships. One way of dealing with this challenge is engaging in different activities that are not technology involved. Family meals, walks, community functions, and religious activities are some of the ways of coping with the technology age. Individuals should ensure that they have a face to face interaction each day. It is especially essential in families. It will help the current generation of children to understand that there was life before technology and that human interaction is more important than the solutions that have been provided by technology.

It is important to relate to non-technological things to understand the role of technology in the current age. This argument can be analyzed from the perspective of knowledge gaining and sharing. While technology has been an essential aspect of gaining and sharing knowledge, books have also played this role. Apart from this, skillful interaction has also enabled knowledge sharing. If individuals can understand that they can gain knowledge without needing technology, they can learn how to cope with the digital age.

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