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Essay: Modern technology has increased material wealth, but not happiness

Updated on March 16, 2011

Modern technology has increased material wealth, but not happiness


We live in the age of technology. We commute by automobiles and airplanes and communicate by emails and mobiles. The media and the Internet provide us the latest information from all over the world. Movies filled with hi-tech special effects entertain us. Air conditioners and room heaters keep our life comfortable despite climatic inconveniences. Technology has changed almost every of our lives. Of course, technology may have concerns about the pollution and environmental problems. But overall most people feel that technology has benefited us immensely. Therefore let us go deeper to analyze that modern technology has increase material wealth, but not happiness on our society:

Firstly, modern technology makes people's life boring, after working time people often sitting by their computer to play games or reading some information on internet. That means they do not refresh their mind and by accident they turn their own into slave of modern technology. It can make life better but it can cause you disease or stressed also.

Second, modern technology has improved communication technology between cultures. With modern communication technology such as TVs, phones and computer, internet, you can see what people at the other end of the world is doing, but it can cause us some problem when speak through the phone a lot you will feel not better or headache cause by radioactive and your eye also have problem if you watch TV many hour in a day. And with a modern car, motor and airplane, we can travel to everywhere of the world. This will help us to know the other culture of the world, and you will learn to appreciate the cultural difference of people from different part of the earth. These vehicle make you easily, but actually many accident has happen every day by ridding car, motor…Example in Cambodia Traffic accident happen and 4.7 people die in accidents each day, according to a report by the Cambodian government and Handi cap International Belgium an NGO in Phnom Penh in (2009).

Third, modern technologies also make life easily by only controlled machine. Such as tractor, copy machine….It can make your work faster and easily, but sometime it can be error and your work will prohibit or damage. On the other hand, it will make you unhappy and pay with repairing it.

In conclusion, for the reasons above I think that modern technology can’t decide the happiness, it can provide people living standard but not happiness.

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      Abdul Haadi 6 months ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

      On point, indeed! But modern technology helps us a lot too. :)

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      Asmita 18 months ago

      This essay is to the point and was very helpful in the debate competition I recently had

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      Aasritha 19 months ago

      This essay is very useful for me but there are few mistakes

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      Vasishta vardhan reddy nandipati 19 months ago

      It helped me a lot in my school speech topic

      ThankYou.

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      Anika Bhardwaj 19 months ago

      I feel that modern technology has made us their slaves as the paragraph said.

      And it helped me a lot in my school speech.

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      sanskriti 19 months ago

      thanks it was very useful for my speech topic .

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      Rashim 20 months ago

      It's very useful for debates

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      mannat 3 years ago

      there are a lot of mistakes in ur essay.it's alright but check it out and correct it. because modern technology is very useful for us.THANK'S

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      nooor 3 years ago

      useful,thanks

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      shraddha 3 years ago

      Very poor in framing a sentence..

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      shraddha 3 years ago

      Very poor in framing a sentence..

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      sana... 4 years ago

      Correct the mistakes in essay...it is must

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      oksana 4 years ago

      You have a lot of mistakes in your essay check hem out and fix them.

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      sisuri 4 years ago

      it is useful for us............ok.............................

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      sisuri 4 years ago

      hello.........................

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      haniya 4 years ago

      Modern technology is very helpful to people and childrens

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