There is nodoubt that technology plays a crucial role in developing societies, because thecountries depend in all areas of life on it. Countries in the whole worldcompete for the development of the highest technological devices, which canmaintain the highest efficiency and accuracy of the work.
From the 90s thepeople started to work every day with technology. The application of technologyrises further dramatically. This overuse led to too many negative results.
Thereare many negative effects of health problems up to social problems and evenmore. One of thenegative sides of the quick application of technology in societies is thehealth problem. There is no doubt that the technology becomes better andspreads in the whole world. This has led to the fact that the societies workalmost every day, what leads to many problems. These problems can be dividedprimarily into two main categories, mental problems and physical healthproblems. The first one is the problem of the physical health. There are manyphysical health problems, which are caused by the contact with technology. Acritical weakness is the seeing.
The people who ordinarily work likeprogrammers with computer suffer from blurred view and ocular pains. Accordingto a study from “today.duke.edu” the people who ordinarily use computer forlong time have serious problems like ocular pains and blurred seeing. This isclearly to be seen, because the eyes must concentrate constantly upon thedisplay, which emits dangerous rays that in turn influence the eyes critically.That otherwise arrange the eyes to lose tears and they become blurred.
In thelong term it results pain in the eyes. In addition, technology can cause forsome psychic problems. Some people who spend hours with televisions andcomputers without interoperating with people are discouraged and receive anindependent behavior what leads to the fact that they are afraid to speak withpeople. This leads to the fact that they suffer from a mental disease calledanxiety. Unfortunately, parents nowadays expose their children to a technologywithout considering the cruel effects of such an act. Causing their children tosuffer from mental illnesses. Big numbers of children were diagnosed withdi-polar disorder, anxiety, and depression, resulting in enormous amounts ofpsychotropic drugs.
This can be seen clearly, because the parents do notconsider that technology isolates the child from the world outside theInternet, so that they get insanities. Pediatricians also say that obesity isheavily increasing with young age. Although one traditional focus is on theamount and type of food kids eat. “Elle Paula” from “livestrong.com” says thatobesity is on the rise, not just because of food, but because we exercise lessand use more technology.
Involving cars, television, computers and mobiledevices, the time we spend on sedentary activities increased and our time forphysical activity decreased.To sum up,it can be said that technology has two-edged effects, which are mental andphysical problems. The secondnegative effect of the overuse of technology on the society is the loss ofprivacy and security. As the world experiences many advances in technology, italso faces privacy and security issues that can release personal informationinto the world. First, privacy issues. Privacy issues are considered one of thecritical issues. Privacy issues involve tracking locations and spying oninformation. It is very easy for professionals to track and spy on anyelectronic device connected to a network by simply tracking the IP locationwith programs and then establishing a connection, resulting in accessing theuser’s data.
For example, some advertising pages can trace the location,observe what users do and see what the users like and may not, while they carryout a survey about which products are more preferential, while some countriesordinarily spy out other countries to preserve its internal security and to spyout extremely important information. Like the US National Security Agencytapped phone calls involving German chancellor Angela Merkel and her closestadvisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, according to “WikiLeaks”in 2015. This is to be seenclearly, because the west has more advanced instruments, which can trace andspy out everybody in the world with high accuracy.
Beside privacy problems securityproblems can influence everybody in the world negatively. It is about the theftof information. One knows that information is saved by users of a web site inthe cloud memory of the web site. Experts strive for this cloud memory. If itis not saved well, all user’s information are threatened including ID andpasswords. If, for example, a professional hacker logs in to a bank database,he would do to the users and the bank a fatal harm and get away, besides,almost without a trace. “Computer predators” Mentioned that hackers, whilecomputers are connected with the Internet, send malware to search for financialinformation and transmit it to themselves. This can be seen clear, because manyhackers have used this malware to hack into bank systems in the west.
Also animproper contact with technology can put out a child to numerous risks. Thechildren who use technology can exchange unwittingly information, which theycan endanger. In 82 percent of the online sexual crimes against children usedsexual delinquent social networks to receive information about the preferencesof the victim. And the anonymity of the technology can make it also easier toharass other online. One quarter of the teenagers indicates that they becameeither by SMS or in the Internet bullied. “sexting” is another risky behaviorwith which 24 percent of the youngsters have taken part between 14 and 17 yearsin a sort of nude “sexting”. Wrapping up,the technology dramatically influences the privacy and security. Especiallykids and teenagers, who can be easily tricked from those with more sinisterintention.
The thirdnegative effect of the overuse of technology on societies is the socialproblem. In the course of these years the technology not only in businessdivisions and operating ranges, but also in numerous other ranges became moreand more advanced. One of these important fields which earn huge profits is thegames field, which was modified many times to make the games more realistic andto have resemblances to the real life.
Games are so realistic that killing andother revolting scenes are included in games. The serious effects of games canbe divided in two main categories, namely temperament variations and missingsocial abilities. First, by killing and blood scenes in the games theaggression spread among all teenagers. According to Alamy the youngsters whoordinarily play crude games become extremely aggressively. This can be seenclearly because watching such scenes, makes the teenagers or children morelikely to attack people or do critical harm to friends in schools or in theneighborhood.
Beside the aggression the lack of social abilities is anothersequence of the overuse of the technology. To work the whole day, on computers,could isolate the person and make him or her anxious or even depressive. It isclear that the technology has accelerated the communication by the easy way ofcontacting with only one touch of a button. But, indeed, it is responsible forthe quick loss of the relations. Nowadays some people can have an engagementand they really sit side by side, but in reality they have no contact.
According to Howarth (2014) social competence decreases from childrendramatically, because they spend long time with the interaction withtechnology. This is clear, because the more the child hangs on the technology,the less its social abilities will be. The technology influences thesocializing of children.
Finally,technology was made to serve the world, but the people used them at intensivelevels what led to serious problems, which were health problems, privacyproblems and social problems. Health problems are looked as critical problems,which influence the mental and physical health of the user. Furthermore, theprivacy is affected by spying and stealing information of the users. Inaddition, socializing is influenced by quick change of the mood and missingsocial abilities. The people should spend less time on the Internet so it doesnot harm them and communicate more with each other.