Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

Create your own awesome maps

Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

Even on the go

with our free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android

Get Started

Already have an account? Log In

9. Does the modern world place too much reliance on technology? (Nov 2003) by Mind Map: 9. Does the modern world place too much reliance on technology? (Nov 2003)
5.0 stars - 1 reviews range from 0 to 5

9. Does the modern world place too much reliance on technology? (Nov 2003)

Introduction + Stand

Technology refers to usage and knowledge of tools and crafts and how it affects our ability to control and adapt to our environment. - Systems, methods of organisation, techniques - Information and Communication Technologies [ICT] (internet, computers, etc.) - Digital Technology - Technology in warfare - Unsafe against terrorism? (security)  

Agree

Improved the way we live, providing us with many benefits and more efficient systems of organisation and carrying things out. Our lives are so governed by technolgy in so many aspects and spheres of our lives that many fear the loss of human independence. This has spawned copious science fiction movies and books that imagine modern world dominated by machines and robots, relegating Man to the backseat. Technology has been used to improve our welfare but in this age of uncertainty....

Over-reliance will be harmful because we will be left helpless if technology fails on us one day We must still rely on our own skills/human abilities because technology cannot come into place every single time, and we also cannot allow technology to 'intrude' into every part of our daily lives    

Sporting Technology

Agree: we are constantly introducing technology into the various activities we engage in, as we depend on it to enhance our enjoyment when doing the activities. For example, recently in sport, people have started to make use of sensor devices which keep track of the progress during exercise, so as to allow them to gauge how much they have achieved (e.g. How much calories they have lost) out of each exercising session.

Yes: we are constantly introducing technology into the various activities we engage in, as we depend on it to enhance our enjoyment when doing the activities. For example, recently in sport, people have started to make use of sensor devices which keep track of the progress during exercise, so as to allow them to gauge how much they have achieved (e.g. How much calories they have lost) out of each exercising session.

Age of Digital Technology

Information and Communication Technology

Counter - Technology has yet to infiltrate certain aspects of our life (Our ability to think and feel does not depend on technology)

A measure of progress?  

We do possess some degree of ownership of our own lives and being. Modern world did not allow technology to take over our mind and souls.

nonetheless, it is an irrefutable fact that our forms of communication and systems are becoming increasingly void of emotion and human touch. This is evident from people communicating through other modes of communication such as Electronic-mails or phone calls, without meeting up face to face. It seems that the interpersonal relationships once valued highly is not of much importance to human now because of technology

Conclusion

There is a heavy reliance on technology and it is easily observable in most aspects of our lives.

Yes as seen from the immense faith on technology to solve all our problems. -- Food Supply

When there is food shortage, scientists uses technological methods to increase crop yield.

Yes, this is evident from how the modern world finds it an almost impossible task to cut down on our energy consumption.

The heated debate which arose from the Kyoto Protocol was galvanished by countries feeling that the carbon emissions and energy quota set for each country is unfulfillable and unreasonable. Industralising and industralised countries need energy to fuel their machines and factories. Furthermore, people need energy for domestic use. The main reason why energy consumption has escalated is because everything in the world is governed by teachnology and requires electricity usage.

Vulnerability - A result of over-reliance

perhaps we can add this point for conclusion?

Terrorists are able to employ technology in helping to create new "hacking systems" so as to gain access to vital information and attack large corporations and governments. Technology allows almost all from the world to be more integrated with each other. People from all over the world simply stores information in the different channels of technology and this makes its easier for terrorists to obtain information they want, legally or illegally. With greater accessibility to information due to technology, over-reliance could lead to our downfall.

Counter: Reliance on technology to progress economically and socially

Need technology to maintain pace of progress , for example, in the development of nuclear weapons to ensure that the country's nuclear armaments are modernized and are on equal footing of the other developed countries. For developing nations, it serves as a vehicle of progress in terms of standard of living. This could be through the sales of technology to increase income or using technology to improve the lives of people. This is possible through several ways, for example, technological tools like social networking sites which can help connect potential business partners and allow for political mobilization.