Is Technology making us less human?

technology making us less human

Theme:-

  • Since the invention of machines, there are debates on whether technological innovations are reducing the level of humans. With the drastic improvements in technology, our lives now revolve around technological devices. Social scientists observed that this is resulting in the deterioration of human qualities such as morality and intelligence in humans. Not everyone agrees with this statement of course. Let’s see the points to support and oppose the argument.

Yes, Technology is making us feel less human:-

  • We are increasingly depending on technological devices to guide us. For example, we keep reminders in smartphones and google the questions for answers. We are outsourcing the activities that require intelligence to technology. Thinking, remembering things and analysing are the essential qualities of humans. Too much dependence on technology is making us less human.
  • Face to face communications is also affecting. Many people are now living in virtual homes, which is the smartphone. As the need for talking with each other is reducing, the ability to communicate with each other which is a basic quality of living beings is declining.
  • Our decision-making skills are also getting affected as we are now asking search engines to know what is best, to read others’ solutions. We are depending on the knowledge base of the internet even at offices to finish the work at hand. This affects cognitive skills, which is the essential quality of humans.
  • When someone is in trouble, some people are taking videos and pictures instead of helping them. This became a common thing these days. Dependence on technology is affecting our morality, our system of values and principles that decide which is right and which is wrong. This makes us wonder whether we are turning into machines?
  • Since the invention of machines, the value of workers is decreased. They are made to work to support the machines. As a result, work revolves around machines and not humans. Workers are forced to work continuously along with the machine. Industrialisation increased work hours. Workers faced inhuman conditions.  Humans cannot work and focus continuously like machines. Fast forward to today, we have technological devices to check how many hours we actually work. Some companies want to be connected 24 hours a day through emails and messages. This makes people feel less human.
  • Some companies are building strategies to use their apps for a longer time, to keep us addicted to their apps and devices so that they can show advertisements to us. And also they can use our data to manipulate our decisions for their profits. These strategies are turning humans into just targets.
  • People are now engaging in trolling and cyberbullying. Hiding behind devices is giving them the courage to harass other people, which they may not do face-to-face. This is the deterioration of moral values.

No, Technology is not making us less human:-

  • Using technology, people are maintaining and improving relationships with their friends, family and relatives. Many people are also connecting with each other to help the needy and to inspire each other. So, now we have better tools to build human connections.
  • Technology is enabling us to work from home. This facility is helping employers to be more understanding towards employees. Many companies are now adding elements to work culture with the help of technology to make employees feel important.

Conclusion:-

Technology is a double-edged sword. If we allow, it may turn us into its slaves. It’s up to us to not let it make us feel less human. Technology is just a tool, and we need to trust our abilities more than machines. In developed countries, people are asking for their right to disconnect so that they can keep their mind off from work. Companies are now adding elements to work culture to make employees feel important. This is a progressive thing and a step towards designing a world where people comes first.

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9 comments

  1. Technology gives a new way of gaining knowledge.it improve the human knowledge by giving different ways. But only human can utilize these information and make the use of knowledge.
    So the technology never make us feel less human.

  2. yes, technology is making us less human as when ever there is a need for any emotional connect with our loved once for ex. any persons birthday etc. we virtually wish them or send gifts emotional connect is decreasing and not only this but the mental health of individual is also getting affected as people become so prone to technology they stop thinking situationally.

  3. According to me technology is not making us less human in many ways like we have different social media sites in which we can connect with our friends and family members and even these sites are very beneficial and strong enough if someone uses this in a right manner. It’s a great platform if someone has a real talent and want to show the world through social media then they will get a fame. Even the unemployment getting removed by using LinkedIn in which they will provide us a job of our field in which we interested in.

  4. Yes, Technology makes us less human. At the new era technology can spread it out widely due to this reason humans connection can’t be strong enough. We can’t live without technology’s. Technology can affect basic human quality. Humans makes technology and machines, technology doesn’t makes humans.

  5. Technology and machines are the part of our life,Yes it’s true that we cannot live without technology but that doesn’t mean that we have become less human through the inventions of technologies. we make the machines ,the machine doesn’t have brain and the AI is not boomed so much that it can take it’s own decision.Technology is used to make our life better nor to become slave of the technologies.Technological development in the world helps to become free of so many problems whether it’s medical,defence,lifestyle(to check our blood pressure through our watches) it’s just helping to make our life easy.it’s the human who has to choose how to use the technology and machine for himself and how he want to impact his life.

  6. According to me Science is a great boon of our society as a human being we have to control ourselves. Technology is not making us less human rather we can do our work without much efforts. Even we don’t need to think we can go to straight Google search and type our subject within a second we get the answer. Through smart phone social media we can at a time maintain the relationship lot of friends , relatives. For example anything we don’t have idea but through Google search we can gather our knowledge. But some of the people technology use excessively that is not good. People like to busy always virtual world . We send messages and video calls. But we don’t have time to face to face. It is also important. People return from their workplace after that they are busy with the smartphone so family relation also getting hampered. Husband also busy , wife also busy with their smartphone. It creates the distance in family relation. Anything excessive is not good we have to use technology but should not slave.

  7. Technology is not making less human,because in our hand how to use our brain instant or depending on technology .And every coin has two phase so we not said that technology making human lazy or less.In today era every person want not to put effort on any work.

    1. Yes friends I agree with you every coin has two sides as a human being we have to use it consciously. Through technology any work we can do very easily and not only within a very short time and maintain the accuracy. If we work manually any mistake can happen through computer do it very easily. We want to send any urgent message in all over the world we can send it any message within very short time. So we can execute our work very easily. Science is the great boon of our society but as a human being we have to use it properly.

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