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Technologies make our life easier, create time and space into our days and change us in multiple ways. The technology has many faces. On one side does make some (OK, a lot) activities less time requiring. On the other hand makes some impossible. For example, no one can take part in a webinar and go for a drink in a bar with the other participants afterwards and enjoy the local culture and some off the record communication.
This contradiction comes from the creators, it comes from us. It is not logical for a creature that does not know well enough its own nature, to make a perfect creation. As we are confused and our lives are messy, so is the existence of the technologies we create.
There are a lot positive effects in using technology. First, and very important, for me is the cheap and easy communication through distance. Everyone who has friends and family away, understands me. The technologies are enormous timesavier - do you remember waiting for hours in banks to make a simple transaction?
The huge stream of information that the technology provides on the other hand has two sides - yes, we have access to all the information there is, but how can we be sure that it comes from a reliable source? Not that before the Internet we were sure we can rely on the author, but the doubt wasn't that much of an issue. It is a matter of view point. I, for example, see hard time explaining to my grandmother that maybe not everything she reads in the newspaper is true. She accuses me that I don't believe in anything in the media. She has her point, I never feel sure. To be hones I feel in a way nostalgic for the library researches. Spending hours looking through dusty, often too old books, just to write a paper of two pages is something that makes you come out of the library like a big time hero.
But technologies have not only its practical side. We rarely think about it, but behind every gadget we own and use every day, there is a small army of creators - designers, engineers, mathematicians, software and hardware developers, testers and many others. Their work is in many cases state of art, from the appearance, through the software to the apps - it is all made from scratch and all of these professionals are like artists in their work.
We can not imagine our modern lives without technology, with all its pros and cons. I think that it is one of the ways we express and mirror ourselves and we see it is good.