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  49 months ago

What's Your Opinion (AU): Do you think technology has a positive or negative impact on the world and why?

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Our question this week is: Do you think technology has a positive or negative impact on the world and why?

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  49 months ago
that's for sure first hand I have experienced the bullying of my granddaughter to the point the poor child took her own life.


  49 months ago
This is not a happy, light subject, but it is of crucial importance.
If you had asked me yesterday, I would have said it's a balance of positive and negative. Today I'm leaning much more towards the negative.
Why? I watched "CyberHate with Tara Moss". This documentary reveals the shocking extent of online bullying, including threats of sexual violence towards women, threatening to kill a person's spouse and children, sending women violent pornography, and sending hateful comments which encourage people to commit suicide.
I was shocked to learn that these "trolls" aren't just idiots sitting alone at a keyboard. Not any more. They have now actually organized into groups. They do their research and work together so they can do terrible things such as send a woman violent pornography on the day of her father's funeral. Their sole purpose is to make life miserable.
These actions are only possible because modern technology is fast and it offers easy anonymity. These cowards would never walk up to someone in the street and engage directly with them.
So, although technology offers us wonderful opportunities, it has a dark side which is rapidly growing.


  49 months ago
Mainly negative. Our lives have become simpler but the methods of making it simpler have made us mentally, intellectually and physically lazier plus totally dependent on technology. Skills have been quickly lost. Privacy eroded. Social interactions changed for the worse. As much as it has allowed positives like medical knowledge to flourish it has also allowed for the rapid spread of terror related content and ideas.


  49 months ago
I think technology has a positive impact on today's world. Mostly in the way that it helps a lot of people to have a better quality of life. Where before technology they might never have been able to do things, and now that now they can do with this technology.


  49 months ago
Whilst technology is brilliant I believe too much new technology will negate everyday capabilities of thinking & organising skills we are created to use. What happens when your phone dies/disappears; there goes your diary...your computer dies & you have to replace it takes a while to set it all up & too bad if you didnt back up!!! Just a few examples. Whilst google is a great advantage !!! Everything in moderation. Also how many jobs are being lost & elderly people not technologically savvy are being disadvantaged by not having internet or being in the know. always the key!!!


  49 months ago
I think technology has quite a negative affect on the world, people can't function without it, they can't even calculate simple things without the use of technology or even speak or communicate in the way humans were meant to.... talking via our mouths, listening with our ears and thinking with our brains, technology has taken all this away. :((


  49 months ago
technology is the way of the world today and is improving it


  49 months ago
A very positive effect. Everything is more fluid, efficient, attainable, accessible, achievable and responsive. We can communicate freely and diversely. We have the world at our fingertips. This is the Age of Innovation, Technology and Communication. The world has become global, universal and transparent. Thanks a Million for the World Wide Web and the ease and freedom to access it.


  49 months ago
Technology has had a positive effect, it has enabled many new prospects for people and buisinesses, homes and schools. But I also think that is detrimental in the way it effects our children, they live on their technology devices instead of being active, out doors and they tend to not think for themselves. In one respect its great but in other respects its clearly not a good influence.


  49 months ago
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