From at home, school, work and even on
our spare time, technology has become
very prevalent in our every day lives. Not
only has this started to have an impact
on our minds and bodies, but also to our
community and our everyday human
1. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
2. EFFECTS ON THE MIND, BODY, AND SOCIETY
3. CONFLICT THEORY
4. FACTS AND FINDINGS
The word “technology” was very uncommon in the 20th century
In the 21st century the main technology that was being invented
was electronics (Wikipedia, 2015)
The first computer was invented in 1946.
The first cell phone was invented in 1973.
Today technology surrounds us in everything we do, from
computers, microwaves, car washes to drive-through’s, technology
has come a long way and is now a part of peoples everyday life.
Although technology has had a lot of
positive affects on peoples minds there
are also a lot of negative affects it has
had on people.
With technology available at any time of
the day, technology has taken away the
need of critical thinking.
Getting ideas for things right off the
internet it has contributed to people
becoming less creative and less
EFFECTS ON THE MIND
Source: (Barakat, 2014)
Technology has also had a
negative impact on people’s
body’s and overall health
It has largely contributed to
obesity and lack of physical
activity especially in children.
Also with the amount of
wireless technology, radiation
has become a concerning
health issue in todays world.
EFFECTS ON THE BODY
Source: (Newtural, 2014)
Technology has had many
positive affects on society
but has also impacted
society in many negative
With social media being so
popular today it has had a
major impact on online
bullying which has
contributed to many cases of
depression and social
EFFECTS ON SOCIETY
Source: (Fox, 2012)
Technology has also replaced
a lot of human contact which
has caused people to become
less familiar with how to
interact with society.
With elderly people being
unfamiliar with the latest
technology it has created a
gap between age groups
which has created a barrier
between different groups of
EFFECTS ON SOCITY CONINUED
Source: (Tate, 2015)
I believe the issue of technology effecting society can relate to
the conflict theory. This theory focuses on how different social
groups competing for power and resources and how social
inequality will result in conflict. (Mooney, Holmes, Knox, &
This relates to technology having an impact on society because
it definitely creates inequality when there are only certain
groups of people that know about the latest technology and
social media which causes a big disconnect between different
groups of people.
Overuse of technology in teens can lead to serious
development problems (Coleman, 2012).
With the amount of problems coming up from the
use of technology today it is said there is a higher
demand for psychologists as a result (University of
Alabama Huntsville, 2015).
The Digital Divide is a divide in age groups, races, or
even genders, due to the lack of accessibility to
technology or digital devices.
FACTS AND FINDINGS
In conclusion, although there are many benefits to
technology there are also many downfalls that people
forget about. It is important to be educated on all
aspects of something especially when it is impacting
mind’s body’s and society all together.
As long as people are aware of the negative impacts
technology can have on society we can try to use it in
positive more effective ways for our everyday life.
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