Effects Of New Technology

Discoveries and invention of devices are always welcome till we, humans, find a way to abuse it's benefits and adversely affected by it. This was the case when Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-ray and within five years, the British Army was using a mobile x-ray unit to locate bullets and shrapnel in wounded soldiers in the Sudan. TV was also invented with positive thoughts in mind -  there would be no national borders, education and communication would be worldwide, etc. However, we are now trying to overcome it's physiological effects of watching TV in excessive amounts that can cause eye - strain. It is true that there are specifications for watching. TV should be placed at the same height with our eyes. In some way, these do not prevent our eyes from getting tired if we keep watching tv for a long period of time. Another effect is obesity, which is widely observed in people who like watching TV or even watching through computers, laptops and smartphone. Most people love to eat snacks with all the foods beside them while watching. New invented technology is such a powerful that people cannot get away from it. 

Apart from the physiological effects. Technology also causes psychological effects. One is a result of being exposed to violence. After seeing so many violent scenes, people start considering violent actions as normal and can cause lose control and sensitivity to their environment. Partly connected to this effect, the suffering of others causes people to become alienated. Some of this example is like after coming from work. People seek to relax in front of the TV, and generally people prefer watching TV than talking to each other. This issue is very important since lack of interpersonal relationships mostly end with break-ups, annulment and divorces. Shortly, inventions are meant to be beneficial for human beings if we know how to benefit from it. Technology is one of such inventions that need to be used for the right purpose if only being educated and entertained for a reasonable ( according to age ) period of time. We may then be safe from it or at least reduce the adverse physiological and psychological effects of the new technology.

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