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The Imposition of Technology On Society and Culture

Updated on October 2, 2017
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Stevie G. is a Life Coach, Educator and Researcher. He is the founder of Infinite Visionary Training Center in Minnesota.

The imposition of technology appears to have no foreseeable end. Its impact on all cultures has been inescapable. In fact, every six months a new product or gadget is introduced to the tech world. Our dependency on technology is so severe that, if it shuts down, the entire nation will be grounded without a clue for what to do next.

Access to critical information operations processes, and systems, including our safety and security on a national and international basis, are all executed via technology.

Refusing to acknowledge the dominance of technology within your new endeavor or start-up is to shake hands with primitive strategies and skills which are no longer competitive with the technology of the smallest home business.

Essential technology for any business includes:

  • Office Supplies and Equipment
  • Computers: Desktop, tablets, iPods
  • Information, accountant, and payroll software
  • Communication system

Advanced technology, soon to be necessary for competitiveness, includes cloud computing, a dramatic cost saving information access and sharing platform that many successful organizations have chosen to embrace.

The Case for Technology

The advancement of tech gadgets is at a point of no return. Organizations profit greatly via its usage. Accelerated growth, outstanding collaboration, and excellent customer satisfaction are all results of effective use of tech phenomenon

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Accelerated Growth

The usage of computer and mobile technology has increased the ability for organizations to market their brand, study the strategies of the competition, and reach and attract millions of customers from across the world.

Outstanding collaboration

The ability to share information from any place in the world makes technology a godsend. People can share tips and advice, photos, financial and statistical information 24/7. Groups and teams can interact in multiple ways, including through webinars, iPods, video conferences, Skype, and podcasts, just to name a few.

Excellence Customer Satisfaction

Reaching the customers through door to door contact, or by distributing flyers or business cards have been ancient strategies compared to reaching customers via social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Link IN, Pin Interest, and websites. Email marketing is another modern communication system from reaching target audiences.

The Case against Technology: Personal

Isolationist

Although new tech has been a godsend for most of the cultures, the usage of computers, smartphones and other gadgets has made us a nation of isolationists. Day after day we see people so engrossed in their smartphones and tablets they are unable to concentrate on what is going on around them.

Fatal Dangers

How many times have we heard reports regarding people who have died in auto accidents while texting on smartphones? The numbers are vast. Nevertheless, society has become unfazed by the danger of using technology in the wrong situations.

People, who walk along, oblivious to their surroundings, have paid the ultimate price of unawareness. Many people have been so consumed with what they are doing with technology that they have walked into dangerous situations unknowingly.

Damaged Relationships

Many family members stay glued to the computer 24/7. As a result, relationships have gone south because a husband or wife has abandon spending significant time with the family. Spending evenings and weekends sitting at the computer instead of going out for dinner, watching a movie together, or simply engaging in intimate conversations wreaks havoc on a relationship, resulting in arguments and fallouts.

Search for a Balance

Technology is wonderful and necessary for our times. However, a balance must be found. People must rediscover and visit their natural environments. Go for long walks without tech gadgets, contact friends and family for a day of picnicking and recreation without a smartphone or tablet. Get to know your spouse, children, friends, and neighbors. Notice and appreciate your surroundings.

Technology will always be around. But the people you love may not.

© 2017 Stevie Glenn

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