Opinion Article: Technology
By: Charan Jot Rattan
We all use some sort of technology every day. Whether it’s a phone, computer, Television we all use some form of technology. Technology has evolved over the years. New things come out every day. Technology is a really good thing for school because all work is done online now and all stuff for school is done online as well. Before computers everyone did stuff by hand whether it was homework, taking notes, writing a paper. Technology does have some disadvantages as well. People have become dependent on technology. People cannot do daily activities without checking twitter or snapchatting what they’re doing. Before google maps people would use giant maps to figure out where to go, but because of the maps app people can easily get directions to where to go and how far it is and even see how much traffic there is.
Technology has taught us so many new things. We have learned so much about our world and the things on it with the help of technology. We continue to learn and teach with the help of new technology that is available. So many educational apps are available to help further children and their education. Many teachers use computers and iPads in schools so students will learn easier on them than writing on a piece of paper. One downside to iPads in school is that children misuse the iPads sometimes, but that is not a huge thing to worry about.
Making work for children due online is good thing and a bad thing. It is good because it quick and easy. It is bad because children who do not have access to computers have a harder time turning in homework. Bill Gates has programs around the world to help children who don’t have access to computers. He has helped many families and children.
Using computers has helped the reduce the use of paper as well. Paper comes from trees and trees provide us with oxygen. Trees are very important to the ecosystem and nature. Computers help reduce this because everyone types their papers or do their work on their computers. Everyone uses computers whether it’s for school, work, fun, gaming, the list goes on. Computers are advancing every day and there is more and more you can do it then you ever could. Technology has helped us discover new species as well as water on Mars and we have learned more about space than we ever had before. We have self-driving cars now. Tesla’s autopilot drives for you and parks the car for you. The future of technology is bright, everything will be technology based. People have jobs that are done on their computers in their home. So much can be done with the advancement of technology. The world can be changed, but who knows whether it will be for the good of the world. All in all, technology is the future.