Is Technology Making Us Smarter?


‘Developed’ is the word that every country wants to be known by and technology helps them reach that goal. Moreover the development in technology has led to miracles that could not even be imagined in the olden days to be seen as silly things by people. It helps people to take control of their life and world and also gives them all kinds of comfort and happiness. There are many in the world that could not even imagine living in a world without technology. It has becomes one of the most amazing and essential things to live. It has shown us a beautiful world of wonders where we are able to learn about absolutely anything. And learning always makes a person smarter. So the answer to the question “Is technology making us smarter?” is an obvious ‘yes’. But are we stupid enough to be a victim to the bad effects of what we created? Now that’s a different matter. People mistook that as technology making us dumber.

Technology has helped us see the world differently and more clearly. We learned about most of the aspects of life and found wonders in the world. We learned about things from tiny atoms to the whole universe. That knowledge is what makes humans unique. Not only did we learn about ourselves, we also got to learn about even the outer space. When people say that the sky is the limit, there are footprints on the moon to prove how far technology has helped us reach. It gives us the freedom and comfort that every human craves for today. The internet helps us keep in touch with the people on the other side of the world while sitting in our home. No matter what happens around the world, we get to know all about it as though it is served in bed for us. If we wish to see our family who are thousands of miles away, all it takes is a network connection to see them in just a second. Media sharing and online socializing is just a few things that we get to experience. The part technology plays in research and medication is literally incomparable. Information changes situation and thus we are able to give back life to the ones who almost lost it due to their illness. If that isn’t a miracle, then what else is? Sometimes we get to play God with technology on our side. But that’s the problem. We play God a bit too often.

Technology does make us smarter, but that is if we use it in the right way. Using it for our comfort should have its limit. It shouldn’t be to such an extent that we become lazy and technology becomes just our servant. It is something that helps us save the world but why do we use it for destruction? What technology actually does is help us gain knowledge about things and help us do tasks easier. But even if we use medicine in the wrong amount it becomes poison for us. That is the case with technology. Nowadays people don’t seem to know what the right amount is and they bluntly speak that technology is just making us dumber. Maybe we are dumb to not know about the responsibilities that come with creating such powerful things. Due to our greed we often forget that we share the world with all kinds of living beings and it’s not just ours for us to destroy. Thus we create the most havoc which kills us also. But we turn a blind eye and blame the technology while we never think that it’s what we created that led to such destruction. We can use the same technology to save the dying world. But who is there to give it a try? Who is there at least use technology in the right way for everyone’s good. Comfort comes first nowadays and that will cause the end of the earth if we are that much of a neglect-er. Just as a coin has two sides, technology has its sides too. We just have to know which the head is and which the tail is.