Technology is defined as all the knowledge and tools that human beings apply in order to solve specific problems, or even improve the already established solutions to those problems. Nowadays, technology is so deeply settled down in our lives that if one day it stopped working, society would become a tremendous chaos. We all know technology has covered many of our necessities, but is it actually part of a 100 % benefit?
On the one hand, technology permits us live in a more comfortable world each day. It has let human beings develop their social sense, as communications are each time easier and instantaneous. Business and medicine are two of the fields that has been influenced since the very beginning by technology, but without any doubt, the most strenghtened area in which technology takes the most important role, is industry. Industry makes our world function, and without machines and software, most of the industrial activities couldn’t be done. In this sense, I think technology is clearly a total benefit for society.
On the other hand, technology has also brought with it plenty of detrimental effects. For example, environmental degradation, pollution and human dependence. The reasons of global warming are based in industrial processes, due to their waste products that are each time more harmful, or even based in the created products, such as the oil we use in car and planes. Another and totally different aspect, is the need of technology we have every day. Even if some of us don’t see it, we spend days of our life using non productive technology.
In conclusion, I think technology brings more benefits than detrimental effects. But if it was in my hand, I would give a step back and try to slow down the chilling speed in which it’s getting developed.
My name is Alba Rebeca Saraldi Bargraser and I’m a spanish exchange student in Stony Brook University, borned in Venezuela. I come from Canary Islands in Spain (University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria). I’m twenty one years old, I’m senior, and my Major is Industrial Organization Engineering.
I consider myself a very proactive person. I like to keep in movement, improving my knowledge and trying new things. I speak three languages: spanish, english and french (I’m able to speak a little italian), and I’m eager to learn german. I spent my last year being exchange student in Nantes, France, and this year I decided to come to Stony Brook for one semester. If there’s no challenge, there’s no development. I love sports, I played volleyball in the Spanish federation for six years and now I take part of the SBU volleyball club. I love to run, lift, and any sport. I haven’t got any experience as an engineer yet, but I’ve worked as a sport equipment seller in Decathlon (Spain), and also as a seller in a bakery.
I don’t know where I would like to work or study when I end my undergraduate, but I expect to figure it out soon.