Pros and Cons of Technology
Technology at work is both a blessing and a curse - so to speak. Technology has improved performance at work with faster communication via email, video conferencing, the telephone etc. As a teacher, I can post grades that are available immediately for parents to view, track student performance on State testing and look up ideas for lesson plans using technology. The flip side of this issue are people who abuse their access to the technology on their job, such as constant instant messaging, emailing friends, and then the individuals who view inappropriate information on the web.
Transactions for trillions of dollars can be made with the stroke of a key using technology. Just about every job requires some form of technology to function - the supermarket, the movies, ordering job related items, etc. Our lives have been made easier due to technology.
Employees sometimes have no privacy, for example, when we provide information about ourselves on the web then it's public knowledge. The information shared can be detrimental to a person's career if it's information of a personal nature.
Again, the flip side is that I can access information about situations and people at any time. The property appraiser's office is one site that is useful if one is buying or selling property. This is one way of assisting the public, and of course this data is useful for realtors to use.
Not sure where we're all headed with this but it's going to be vastly different than we can expect.