The Pros and Cons of Technology

by Nico & James

Modern Technology

Technology is ever present in the preset day world. Everywhere you go there is technology that is constantly being enhanced. Cars, phones, computers, -- they are all major aspects of modern day life. Technological advancement has many good aspects and few negatives, therefore being dominantly beneficial to the human race.

The Positives of Technology

Technology has many abilities, including the ability to save human lives. With mobile phones, "...the simple act of dialing 9-1-1 is made possible..." (Franke 4) This shows that although people dislike the addictive qualities of an iPhone, it has the abIlity to save your life. Another benefit of would be medical advancements, including CAT scans, heart monitors, limb replacements, vaccines, x-rays, and blood transfusion. Technology also has the ability to connect us through social media, messaging, and phones. Lastly, technology entertains us through television, video games, music, and apps.

The Negatives of Technology

Although technology is beneficial, it has its downsides. For example, "A third of those aged between 16 and 20 prefer text messaging to all other means of [entertainment], according to a survey last year by Mori for Vodafone." (Anonymous 5) This shows that children are more invested in their mobile phones than physical activity or playing original games. Another negative would be the ability to cheat easily on educational activities. In many schools, phones are banned for their students because of the ability to cheat on tests. Another unrewarding quality of technology is warfare. With the rapidly advancing technology involving artillery and equipment for millitaries, humanity could soon be facing nuclear fallout.


In conclusion, technology has many different uses, each of which have their own set of pros and cons. As a whole, technology is good for the world with the ability to save human lives.