Technology can easily be referred to as the scientific knowledge to the practical problems we are experiencing in the world today. There is no denying that the impact of technology in the world today is huge and can be categorized In to how it effects our society today and how it influences the business activities and operations.
Impact of technology on society:
Technology has without doubt an impact on society. It has an effect on the growth of the economy, our culture and our living standards. The benefits are a double-edged sword with some being detrimental and other being beneficial. One should be very careful and get to know how the effects on society get to affect the business activities and operations.
Positive impact of technology:
Advancements in technology have greatly increased our living standards. Despite the fact that we are currently experiencing very high inflation rates and the rates of unemployment are very high, generally, people are feeding better, are dressing better and are as a matter of fact living more comfortable lives.
Technology also has a great impact on all the fundamental aspects of all our cultures including laws and how they are enforced, language, art, health care, mobility, education and religion. the great technological improvements in health care have given a chance to doctors to treat their patients in an environment that is virtual through the use of mediums such as video conferencing which has also greatly benefited the legal environment as it allows the judges to still listen to the cases of hard core criminals who cannot be allowed to get into the court rooms due to security reasons.
Negative impacts of technology:
With every advancement that is made in the technological world, creative destruction results. Television impacts negatively on the movies and synthetic fibers impact the cotton fibers negatively. Every new form of technology gets into the market together with long term consequences that are most of the time not foreseeable