“Technology: New Concept Today”
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity” this quote described what world we have now. Our world nowadays is being modernized because of the swift evolution of technology. It affects all the things that surround us, and because of that we can say that technology already invades us. All the things that we see now are made by futuristic mind of people that give us an effortless life. Even though there are many benefits that technology gave us, our humane society now becomes more complicated than before. Life cycle in the past is much simpler than now. We are experiencing now a new concept which affects the physical, mental, and social and nature aspects.
If we talked about health and convenient activities, our generalization is our physical needs. “The Creative Destruction of Medicine” (Eric Topol, 2013) describes how medicine is entering the age of democratization as power of shifts from hospitals, doctors and caregivers to patients, potentially leading to care improvement. He says that “digital innovations now made it possible to use portable devices to access their medical information, monitor their vital signs, take tests at home and carry out a wide range of tasks”. This book explains that technology has many contributions in the fields of medicine. Isn’t amazing how medicine technically do things such as seeing a baby in the womb of a woman, removing a tumor inside the body and other technological operations? It is amusing to think that technology serves as capsule that can cure many diseases. It is one example of how technology innovate our everyday lives. Technology also helps our daily commotion, especially in terms of a “chill out” activities, and other way to fulfilled life. Everyday many electronics that used to make our life easy goes to the bazaar, and we see there the advancement of technology.
Teaching a human with blending software improve the students learn fast. (Chicago and New York, 2013). It says that education with software and program will help the students to learn efficiently. Technology that upgrades the concept of education I think is not new to us, but the effect of these to the student is very accurate. The use of technology in the school such as LCD, laptop and internet makes the student learn faster because of the program and software that construct the lesson hi-tech. The example of this is what we called Ibooks, here in the Philippines many universities/schools is applying this item. It is a touch pad that all of the books needed by students are already there. It is convenient to use as well as carrying it. It also helps to expand the learning, to widening resources, and to discover new things.
What about in social aspects? I think it is the best topic that related to technology because all things that involved in our social aspects now is made of technology. For example is the way of our communication; we are using many gadgets like, cellular phone, laptop and other device that can used to be connects to others. Technology is like a branch of a tree and we are the leaves that make us connect to each other. “Communication and Technology” (Emily Post) says that we think communication has changed because of technology, but communication itself never changed. It is the means that we used to have changed daily. We can’t deny the verity that without technology, our community will be paralyzing in a way that no branches can hold us anymore. We will back in the manual concept which communication and connection to others is will expend a long method. Now if we think about that precedent concept, we can critically think that technology is like magic, it is like a new era that comes to us to form a jam-packed area that what we called “community’.
Technology also affects Natural World, in a way that it has advantage and disadvantages to our surroundings. First technology helps our environment to launch new things such as buildings. It helps the environment to be forward-looking; in short technology helps the environment to be pleasing to the eyes of modern people. Maybe it is good to see our environment is bursting of technological thing, but think again we only believe it is good and amazing to live in this cyborg life since it’s suit to our generation because it is a our new perception that we can’t live without contraption. We can’t see that our scenery is slowly turning into a big factory, there’s smoke everywhere, mountains are bald, and the worst part is many people ignore it. Yes people invented now a solar power vehicle that helps to less land pollutions, but it is not enough to save Mother Nature. If we compare our past and present life we can consider that technology is the main reason why nature fade-away its natural beauty, but I wish technology can refurbish it, like it raise our surroundings.
Our avant-garde world is boundless that we can’t visualize how enlightened it is. Technology already conquered us, as if we’re in imperialism of technology. It change everything, our standard of living, our background, in short everything. Technology classify everything, it manage are bodies, our mind and environment. Life without technology will be gruel especially in terms of our needs and wants. This is already the marked that we are now dependent in technology; we are now in the world that full of mechanism. We are experiencing now a new concept or new era that says “no to manual” which affects our physical, mental, and social and nature aspects of our life.