Man as servant of technology

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Post by khusnick » 13 Jun 2017, 23:19

Technology is a tool for a lot of people. It aids our communication, education, and entertainment experiences. We live in a time where anything we could ever want to know is only a few seconds away. If used properly, technology is definitely a useful thing. It's the people who live for likes and clickbait articles who become servants to technology, but that doesn't make it so for everyone.

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Post by AYISHA_ASH » 14 Jun 2017, 12:34

I guess it depends on the user. We use it to access many things and make things easier. But technology becomes master when we forget human values.
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Post by k2rugman » 19 Jun 2017, 12:05

I think it's situational. In done cases I know people who are addicted to technology and social media and I know of others who use technology to develope and promote worthy causes and cultivate successful businesses. It depends on how you use it.

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Post by Books_are_Life » 19 Jun 2017, 12:54

I agree with everyone so far. It defiantly depends on why you use it. If you use it just to use it I would say you are the servant. If you use it yo better yourself or someone else it is a servant. I would also say using it to connect with others is another way to use it as a servant.
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Post by barb429 » 19 Jun 2017, 14:31

I definitely think that we are servants of technology (myself included!). Sometimes I find it disheartening, as I sit around and look at my family - we get together and everybody is staring at their screens! But I'm also very grateful for what technology has brought us, and want more.
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Post by WestIndie001 » 19 Jun 2017, 21:11

Technology was meant to make our lives easier. It does. Someone else mentioned that it depends on the individual. Tech helps us to be more efficient. But If you're the self-indulgent type, you'll be on the internet all day and be on your phone every minute.
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Post by kislany » 21 Jun 2017, 09:26

If the many books and TV series are to be given credibility, we are soon becoming servants of technology. AI is real and it only takes a genius to implement it in a way that we'll forever slave after 'superior' intelligence species...

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Post by Kalin Adi » 21 Jun 2017, 19:23

It depends... There are people who are slaves of the technology. They've become so addicted to it that they neglect their families and friends. They are aware of the latest gadget in the industry, yet they don't even remember their mothers' birthdays. On the other hand, there are people who can use the technology as it is, a useful tool, so the technology is at their service.

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Post by TheSeelieCourtJester » 23 Jun 2017, 23:35

I believe that technology is still a servant of man. We use technology for transportation, infrastructure, food, learning, ect. We also use it to fight wars, and build up treaties through the use of translation applications. Still, it's gotten strong enough to the point where we realize we do need to take care of technology in order for it to continue serving us. It's like a good steward outlook on the environment and money, but with technology.
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Post by rhiza021 » 26 Jun 2017, 20:01

I think it could be both depending on the individual.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 08 Jul 2017, 11:03

These days, people have become so dependent on technology that they cannot perform even simple tasks themselves. So, man has become servant of technology.
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Post by Yolimari » 08 Jul 2017, 14:52

I think technology could be both beneficial and detrimental to society. It could be beneficial because it makes possible medical, communication, spatial, and even entertaining advances. But it could detrimental because people and businesses are starting to rely too much on technological advances. Examples are machines replacing people in jobs, kids who don't play outside, fake friendships because of social media, and lack of privacy. Another big problem is technology falling in the hands of the bad guys.
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Post by jimthorne2 » 13 Jul 2017, 09:01

A man is more than the technology he uses. If he doesn't realize this, he has an addiction and needs a cure.
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Post by peter malole » 15 Jul 2017, 05:10

i think man is servant of technology because today people have been addicted by technology rather than doing other useful things

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Post by Pm7lucas » 23 Jul 2017, 18:52

A lot of people are definitely slaves to technology, and I fear it's going to get worse and worse. I only have a smart phone for a year, and already I can't imagine how I survived without it! I don't think I fall into the "slave" category, but it would be easy to get there!

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