Technology breeds laziness. Discuss

tech·nol·o·gy: video games, internet, cell phones, iPods, TV,PSP, computer


1. the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science

2. the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.

3. a technological process, invention, method, or the like.

4. the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization

American sociologist Read Bain wrote that “technology includes all tools, machines, utensils, weapons, instruments, housing, clothing, communicating and transporting devices and the skills by which we produce and use them.”

  Technology advances

 People don’t ever question where their basic necessities like food, clothes, and shelter are coming from. They don’t care where they are made, and they don’t appreciate them at all. They totally take them for granted. And then, they have luxuries: gadgets and technology to distract them from it.  Technology is anything that has facilitated our survival since the dawn(变得(为人所)明白) of man. So, yes. Technology does in a way breed laziness.

  But there must be more to it. The cavemen, for instance, did not sit back on their lazy asses after securing a food source. Once their needs were met… they started experimenting with things like science and art.

 Technology is innovations, aim to ease human’s life, technology advances, , life as simple as remote control to control TV, fan speed, air conditioning, easy life = lazy life.  Kids no longer play sports, they play Playstation, eg: Wii, Playstation I, II, III, Game Boy  Overdependence of machinery affects human health: Asthenopia (Vision prob), Deafness (listen on music with headphones), thrombosis (sit longer than 8hrs a day)

 Relate laziness to low physical workout, turning people into lazy bone, relate to disease. research shows that usage of Ipad causes shoulder and neck strain [Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation; from the Harvard School of Public Health, Microsoft Corporation, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital]

 Invention of cars, people refuses to walk, even a short dist. / few steps.

 Reliant on technology

 People can buy groceries on net

 Potential to live without setting foot outside the door.

  E- University, study at home online, not interacting with other people, joy during Uni period forgotten, friends web shrink

 in the field of banking, people had to visit banks for performing every transaction, but now ATM booths have set up in widely set up in public: shopping complex, colleges and university, eased to a great extent for the people who cannot make themselves available in the bank. In addition, features like E-Banking and mobile banking encourages settling banking problems with a few clicks online.  Chinese traditional practices: 4th April is a day for the posterity to pay respect to their ancestors; this can be done online…

 E- shopping, e-radio, online dictionary, online games, e-news

  Isolation Vs. Isolated, isolates individual from reality

 Hinders communication

 Creates gap between one with his/her close friend

 Texting instead of talking face to face

 Visiting Family members & friends is easier, world is so close on WWW, yet, why not pay a visit to his/her house? Even talking to phone

 Feel more alienated (疏远), Eg: Not calling frens, just reading pic & updates on FB will do; Felt like that was really connecting to them.

 intellectual dependence on readily available information or quicker to accomplish schemes. This may lead to a decline in the conceptual ability of the student as he/she no longer sees the need to utilize innate mental capabilities to problem solving.

 The important thing is that technology must be used to boost the intellectual capacity that students already possess, not replace it. This done, certainly technology will not make students lazy but rather more efficient.

 Students, Uni graduates, tends to put their thinking skills on hold and live off “copy and paste” for school work without much research or though

 Will the memory last long if info come too easy to get? No pain no gain. Incidents which cause you headache, hurts keeps in your mind forever, eg: Experiments result, doing it hands on, experience enhance memory and remember them.

 lots of information at my finger tips when it comes to the PC, it makes my life easier yes and a bit more exciting  Machinery replaces many of human’s labour work

 Those machine can work automatically with directions from a small group of people

 Agriculture and farming: plough field is an easy task with usage to tractors instead of manpower.

 industry: solving problems like shortage of worker

 Population grow drastically, land shortage problems can be solved with the building of high buildings and large mansions serve as office, house, shopping complex; human able to reach the 30th floor with an aid from lift, making impossible task to possible, increase human’s ability.

 With technology, human understand the environment better: study cells with using LM, EM (TEM n SEM), introduce new vaccine, medication to combat disease, prolong human life.

 Technology helps the Great Physicians Professor Stephen Hawkings, renowned scientist, professor and author, suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative motor neuron illness. While the disease has not affected Dr. Hawking’s intellectual capacity, it has robbed him of many physical abilities. He can only move two fingers on his right hand and he is unable to speak, making his computer with voice synthesizer essential for communication.

 Dr. Hawking has a computer screen mounted on the arm of his wheel chair, which runs communicator software. The software enables him to press a switch in his hand to create words and sentences easily and intuitively. Once he has built up a sentence, he sends it to NeoSpeech’s VoiceText speech synthesizer, which turns it into speech. The technology enables Dr. Hawking to communicate, including writing scientific books and papers, and giving lectures.Stephen Hawkings using NeoSpeech’s Text to Speech engine, VoiceText, as his new voice.

 Privacy pitfalls

 Internet crimes arises