There’s often a lot of talk about the damage technology is doing to our society. Communication has changed. Socialization has changed, and there’s a lot of fear surrounding the development of technology.
The truth is that technology should be seen in a holistic manner. There are certainly some negative effects to be considered, but there are also quite a few positive ways in which technology influences different aspects of society and the world as a whole.
Safer cleaning products
Today’s household cleaning products are much safer than they were just a decade ago. The chemicals used to concoct today’s household and personal cleaning products no longer contribute CFCs into the ozone, depleting the earth’s protection from the harmful rays of the sun.
There are still some cleaning products you should avoid using, especially if you have small children in your home. Bleach will always have potential danger for kids, so use proper discretion when storing household chemicals.
Cleaner energy production
Technology has given you the power to make a smaller impact on the environment around you by providing a way to produce cleaner energy. Today’s vehicles produce a fraction (if not none) of the harmful pollution into the air than they did twenty years ago.
There are fully electric powered cars, solar-powered homes, and wind-powered energy farms all over the world. The many tools we have for clean energy production have helped to reduce the pain our daily lives cause the earth.
Tech expands your horizons
Technology has revolutionized the individual’s reach in the world. Less than thirty years ago, there was no internet (as we know it), and those who had a little money carried around pagers.
Your reach in communication was limited, but technology has made the individual’s reach global. You can go anywhere in the world. You can talk to whomever, wherever, whenever you please, and the outlet for creativity is exponential.
Access to knowledge is widespread
Technology has made it much easier to take one’s education into their own hands. Anything you want to learn about is on the internet, and all you have to do is have access. Even if you don’t have access in your home, libraries often offer public access to computers linked to the web.
There is an endless source of knowledge online. The dangers only surface when you consider the intent of your knowledge. You can learn constructive and destructive things from the open source of the web.
Safer and cleaner transportation
Transportation as a whole is becoming much less impactful to our environment. Most cities sport electric buses for public transportation, and electric cars are becoming more affordable every year.