In the past few decades, the world has witnessed significant advances in technology in various sectors of the economy and in people’s lifestyle. Several processes and activities that were initially executed manually by use of human brain and effort have been replaced by automated machines. In particular, many individuals in the modern society no longer understand the underlying principles of various process and activities since technological inventions have taken over such roles.
The advent of technology and its consequent effects has been a controversial topic that has been subjected under review for quite a number of times. Technology has played an integral role in the overall social life in the world today and it is imperative that the negative consequences of the advancements, notably creativity ought not to be overlooked. In regard to these, it has become a widely held perception that technological advancements that are being experienced in the world today has a negative impact on the overall populace especially with regard to that fact that people have become less creative in the present society as compared to in the past.
Technology in itself brings forth a substantive number of materials as well as resources that can be used by the human population through the internet. It is with this mechanism that knowledge and diversity can be achieved. Technology has helped in sharing and exchange of new ideas that has significantly helped in improving the lives of many people in the society. Technological advances in various sectors of the economy such as communication, and production and manufacturing have helped in reducing the effort involved in achieving the objectives in the respective sectors. Technological advancements in industries have helped in automation of production and manufacturing processes. However, the society has become more dependent on such technologies leaving less room for creativity since most of the process are almost entirely handled by machines.
Advanced technology has enabled human beings regardless of age to be rational thinkers. The advent of technology has enhanced the thinking rationale of human beings in diverse social, economic as well as political platforms. Various forms of technology require individuals to acquire the required expertise to operate or use them. This has compelled people to think rationally in regard to the various aspects of that technology.
People from all walks of life are brought together through the internet with some of the creatively published materials, whether academic or non-academic. The internet for instance, has enhanced communication, socialization, interaction, and has helped in establishing a virtual global village where people from different parts of the world can meet and interact. However, quite a number of scholastic researchers have contended that technology has made people especially students become lazy and consequently less creative.
The issues surrounding technology and different human aspects are multifold. For this reason, it is imperative to make a critical analysis on both arguments emanating from both sides. This is because, technology has played a significant part in improving the lives of people in the society while at the same time it has contributed negatively in certain aspects of creativity, social interaction and communication. For instance, social media has been blamed for breaking natural social interaction mechanisms.
The world is undergoing rapid changes on different social platforms. However, if not taken correctly, the pressure that emanates from technology would hinder the cognitive development of people especially with regard to creativity. People will become more independent on technology hence reducing their creative capabilities especially the contemporary young generation who have dependent on various forms of technologies. For instance, family bonds have declined due to use of social media and other forms of communication.
In a nutshell, it is a widely held perception that technological advancements at that are being experienced in the world today has a negative impact on the overall populace especially with regard to that fact that people have become less creative now as compared to in the past. Technology in itself brings forth a substantive number of materials as well as resources that can be used by the human population through the internet. Advanced technology has enabled human beings regardless of age to be rational thinkers. People from all walks of life are brought together through the internet with some of the creatively published materials, whether academic or non-academic. As aforementioned, the issues surrounding technology as a human concept is multifaceted. From this, it is paramount for effective and efficient education to be disseminated with regard to using technology as a tool in different aspects of social life other than allowing it to ruin and consequently water down the creative minds that are prevalent in the world today.