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Does Technological Progress Do More Harm Than Good?

Technological Progress is Good

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Technological Progress Is Bad

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17 points

Technology has made a positive impact to our society because it has helped many people with their health, education, communication, etc. We can communicate with people in almost any country and help the ill with our technology today. Many teachers started using many different forms of technology to teach students that will be the adults of tomorrow. For example, teachers use PowerPoints to present information, math teachers can teach more information using calculators, and more classes are being created to use and understand computers. Technology has also made people think differently and express their true emotions and opinions. "The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. it lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential" (Steve Ballmer). Technology is advancing and changing the way people live their lives and is improving our potential to accomplish so many new goal with our lives.

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14 points

Technological progress is more good than bad. Being more technologically advanced makes our lives easier. In the medical field this is extremely important so that certain diseases and sicknesses can be treated with ease. For transportation, we will be able to travel to places quicker and easier and maybe produce less harmful gases for the environment. For learning this is extremely important as well, students will be able to learn in many different ways and the teachers can let the students learn the way they want because they have so many options. For military purposes we will be able to protect our country better and save more lives.

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11 points

Technological progress is good, because it allows for new inventions that can better help those who need it. For example, there are robotic arms that connect to amputee's nerve endings and allow them to control it as if it was their own arm. There are also advances in the way of safer cars and motorcycles that can protect a human when they get into a crash. While technology can be used to harm other people, at its core technology is simply how humans progress. At one point, sharpened sticks used as spears was technological progress. but the same thing goes for aqueducts, roads, wagons, sundials, pens, and phones. technological progress is not just weaponry and electronics, it is 'the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry'. Technological progress does more good than it does harm.

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11 points

Technology progress is very beneficial for our world. It is a resource that allows us to expand our knowledge on everything. The web is a great example, so many websites contain information that is useful to our everyday lives. Another thing that advancements of technology has done to citizens is that it makes everything easier. Every day something new is made that is technology based,simplifying our daily tasks. Lastly, technology has helped our military. The inventions made allow us to send technology to war instead of our soldiers; saving more lives. Weapons too have been improved by technological progress; they are becoming easier to use and more effective. Overall, technological progress provides us with more resources, it helps make things easier, and it helps save the lives of our country.

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10 points

I think that technological progress is good because there are machines that can help save lives. Technology can be used to give arms and legs to those who have lost them, start peoples hearts back up, or give people back their hearing. There are some people that wouldn't be able to talk without technology. When i was younger, i had fluid in my ears and had to have surgery. Without that i wouldn't be able to hear.

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10 points

Technological Progress is a good thing. it opens doors to not only aid individuals who constantly use technology, but it also can lead to advancements in other fields of work or study. The leaps and bounds in the last few years has helped almost every field imaginable, from the petroleum industry to private newspaper production companies. Technological Progress has helped huge petroleum industries and other heavily mechanical fields by aiding them in the instant analysis and calculation of how well a process or machine is working, instead of waiting weeks for an expensive engineer to calculate. The growth of technology can also help simpler jobs that may not necessarily be thought of using an excess of technology like newspaper production. A company like this can use technology to communicate or publish a breaking story faster than ever thought before. Overall Technological Progress helps not only one primary field but can benefit everyone. The power that technology has enabled society with in this new day and age is amazing.

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9 points

As the population of the world increases; the need for technology increases due to supply and demand for more technological advances, along with new diseases and issues that are solved by technology. As the world keeps moving on and nature develops so does our need for technological progress.

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9 points

I believe that technological progress is good because it helps further our knowledge and help us continue to make discoveries. For example, without computers we wouldn't have as much knowledge because our resources would be much more limited to things such as books. So without electronics whether they are used for more scientific approaches or not they do help improve others lives. People just have to learn how to be smart and responsible with them.

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9 points

Technological progress is a great thing. It helps push us to the limits and tests our creative abilities. Not only is technology advancing but so are we. The way we do things on everyday basis is effected by technology. The reason why technology is in our everyday lives is because is makes things so much quicker and easier. For example, transportation. Almost everyone uses a car, bus, train, plain, or boat everyday. Its so much more efficient to get to point A to point B in a car than walking is. Think about it, without technology you would be walking miles to work everyday. Another thing that technology significantly impacts is school and learning. With the invention of computers and the internet has come more learning capabilities. If you have a question you usually just type it into google and the answer pops up. Without technology you probably would've never found that answer. All in all technological progress is a good thing and its only going to get greater.

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In my opinion, it does more good. Technology improves communication, health, transportation, and also makes our lives easier.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
8 points

Technological progress has helped advance our society to limits in which we never saw possible say about 15 years ago. Modern technology has aided the world immensely because without it modern medicine wouldn't be as advanced as it is now and we would still have people dying off from common illnesses. Also technology has been able to bring people together for the greater good. for my example of this I'm pretty sure everyone has heard of the hacktivist group known as Anonymous and despite the poor media coverage they receive they have used technology to benefit great causes a couple examples are OPSafewinter and OPAntibully. OpSafewinter is an operation in which Anonymous is using its following to help people actually realize homelessness is a legitimate and growing problem as well as providing homeless people with clothes, food and camping supplies. In OPAntibully anonymous used technology to help get justice for kids who were bullied and eventually took their life when the police wouldn't even bat an eye. Technology has gone to great lengths in making this world a better place cause with the power of the internet anyone can change the world with enough initiative, It's a lot easier to make a difference in the world then it was 30 years ago technology has provided us that extra reach that we need to really inform people on how we can make this world an ideal place to live in. with this power comes responsibility though people must realize you cannot blame technological advancement for people misusing it to harm others in a way its human nature that at least a few people will not use this great advantage to it's full potential.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
8 points

Technological progress is very good. By opening new doors to education, kids and adults can learn online. NMC.org states, "Students already spend much of

their free time on the Internet, learning and exchanging

new information." With schools taking advantage of what students are used to, and enjoy, they can make a student more involved in learning. Using websites like ABCmouse.com allow kids in preschool and kindergarten use this website to learn core subjects in a way that is fun. Instead of having all students in a group to meet up somewhere, "Onlinelearningenvironments

have distinct advantages over physical campuses,

including opportunities for greater collaboration while

equipping students with stronger digital skills" (nmc.org). By having students be able to work together more efficiently and more eager to learn, starting from a young age, technological progress has proven to be doing good with no harm.

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Side: Technological Progress is Good
7 points

I think technological progress is good. The more advanced things in the medical field can save peoples lives and make life more comfortable for everyone. A lot of the new technology like iPad's and Laptops that you can carry around and bring to school can make learning easier. Better technology could help everyone around the world communicate with other countries and discover new things, where as before it was hard to communicate with people on the other side of the world.

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6 points

Technology has always been good, it's been the only thing that kept us alive throughout time. without any technology, we would have nothing. No clothes,medicine or anything in that matter. without technology, we would have no medicine to heal our sick and our weak. and we would essentially de-evolve.

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5 points

Technology is good for several reasons. first it can keep people in touch from across the world and make meeting people easier. Also, technology can improve our way of life, with computers being in nearly every home everyone has access to any information whenever they want. Lastly it makes the world a safer place. we can use our new technologies to protect ourself.

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5 points

I believe that technology is fantastic and sometimes magical they do things that are out of this world and i also think that its a substitution of magic itself in its own way. I say this because i met this woman at church, maybe about 50 years old and she was saved by technology and this device was called a " Mechanical Heart ". it was fantastic she had told me that when the doctors said her heart was gonna give out due to some disease she had payed for a mechanical one. To me i think in its own way some would almost call it " Necromancy" they had basically killed her by taking her heart out of her but then brought her back to life by a forged one, man made. So i think technology is like a whole other world and that it saves lives even if it costs a fortune.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
5 points

Another reason why these advancements and our progress in technology does more good is because it helps a so much with communication. We can send a message to someone to across the world in a matter of seconds where as before it would take months to get a letter to them if not at all. This also helps saves lives. It help saves lives because as we were all taught the industrial revolution was not a good time for the lives of the citizens. People were dying all the time in the factories and now we have have machines in those factories doing the dirty, and hard labor. There has also been many medical advancements. We now have technology to save more peoples lives and are able to do harder medical surgeries that would not be possible 50 years ago.

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5 points

Technological progress does more good then wrong. Technology progressing has positively influenced day to day life. Without new medical technology hundreds of thousands of patients would die, without computers science wouldn't be able to progress as fast. With AI we're able to analyze data better than ever. There's even programs to optimize programs, and it does it in a day, but would take some professionals three months. Technology is allowing students to learn better than ever. There's no longer boundaries on how a student has to learn. With millions of websites on the internet there is a website for any student to learn from. Even better, it allows students to teach themselves. If they have a topic that interests them, there's likely hundreds of websites dedicated to helping students such as them learn their topic of interest. Not only is technological progress helping people survive longer, assist in the progress of any field, but it helping students learn better and faster than ever.

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5 points

Technological Progress is a good thing because it gives us so much information. With information we are able to learn and teach easier without having to take so much time. This allows us to study more subjects in school at a time in less time. We can also hear about current events a lot quicker to know what is going on, and how certain subjects can be changed very quickly. This all helps with students in schools and effects how we learn majorly.

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5 points

Technology has a huge impact on todays society. For example, technology helps people in many ways in hospitals, schools, transportation, and world communication, etc. In schools teachers use technology to speed things up and help the students to understand things better. With internet and a computer students can get information from all over the world. People use cell phones more than ever to communicate to people all over the world or to play something to pass the time. The military uses drones to save human lives so they don't have to risk their life. All in all, technology helps people a lot more than it hurts them.

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4 points

Yes i believe it does do more good then harm because we are able to find out cures for diseases better and we are able to make life easier and last longer.

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4 points

technological progress does more good than harm. We advance in technology we can get more info about our past also if we have a short period to find that information we can pull out a smart phone and look it up with in seconds. Also our technology advances our military and makes our chances of keeping our country safe rise a lot because we have a lot of weaponry. It also helps our transportation like cars cause now in our generation we have built in WiFi cars and that's a huge step in technology.

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4 points

I think that technological progress is good because of how easy it is for one to learn how to do something. Just by typing in a few letters and clicking search on Google or YouTube, you can learn something new everyday by using these new methods that are outside of the traditional methods such as school. For example, if a 12 or 13 year old wants to learn how to beat a specific level in a video game, he or she can just type in the name of the game/level and find lots of tutorials to help him. Whereas before, you had to figure it out all on your own. Because of this progress, time is saved for people who need to find something quick and easy on the internet, without having to waste extra time figuring out how to complete a specific level in a game alone. It has become very easy for people to find these things with the help of Google or YouTube, just imagine what else can be done to simplify how we do things in life. Without these things, we would be spending all that extra time trying to figure out how to beat Bowser and save Princess Peach.

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3 points

Technological progress causes much more good than bad. Everybody uses technology at least 5-10 times a day, all of it was made to help make our lives easier. Many pieces of technology is used to help improve our health. As time passes the technology that is used gets better and better, allowing even more people to be cured from various illnesses. Medicinal technology is one of the few that actually improves our lives. While most pieces of technology are merely there to make our lives easier, I would consider that improving our lives as well. Transportation, refrigerators, T.V's, and many other pieces of technology were made as a result of technological progress.

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3 points

Technology progress is very good because it makes the basic needs easier and can further enhance our world today. For example we have the technology to build a robot that we can send over seas to do the job of 5 military man then it'll be worth it. Its also good because now a days kids, teens, and adults can never get bored because they have their smart phones. Although it might be distracting at times it can help people for fill their daily needs and keep them on top of things. If it weren't for technology now then we wouldn't be where we are with society today. We wont have credit cards or smart phones or gaming systems with out the help of technology.

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Technological progress is good because it allows us to have more knowledge on things we didn't know about before. Also it allows to explore since we can send things down into the ocean where we couldn't go which allows us to discover more animals and plants. Another reason it is good is because we can do so much things on a computer rather than send people to do it they can just sit on a computer and do it. which of course makes them fat which brings up that problem. but lastly the reason i believe that technological progress is good it opens the world up to us more and allows us to explore things we couldn't get to with human.

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1 point

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2 points

the life expectancy was 40 years 100 years ago but now with all the medical technological that we have today the life expectancy is 76.4 for males and 81.2 females and in later years as we develop more the life expectancy will keep going up so in my opinion its good.

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2 points

Technological progress does more good than bad. The main reason that is is because if there was no technological progress we would know less than what we know now. Because of this we can look something up from where ever we stand now. Humans know more than ever before because of technological progress. Hence the reason as to why it is good.

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Technology is the very reason we survive as much and as long as we do. However, I don't think we know the consequences of the constant radiation we are exposed to. But since we don't know whether this is as bad as some like to think, I'm gonna say progress is good as it saves a ton of lives.

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2 points

i believe that technological progress more often leads to more good than it does harm. This is shown in many ways such as safer lives, better medical technology, and easier safer travel. Technology also has been a great help in the classroom setting with devices such as smart boards, which allow teaches to make their whiteboard into a giant touch screen, and schools that have replaced all textbooks with a school issued tablet or laptop therefore cutting material costs down for the school. its also now in this age easier to access information at whatever time due to how easy it is to use search engines. traveling around the world is simpler due to technology that can guide you around in places you are not familiar with. in the end technology does more good than harm in the grand scheme of things.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
2 points

Technological advancements does more good than harm. It helps children have a more interactive experience in the learning environment and has been proven to be more beneficial than traditional paper and pencil learning. Standardized tests have been transitioned into the computer and it helps with grading faster and more efficiently. And also in a recent break through in technology, we are now able to 3-D print human organs to people that need one.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
1 point

Technological Progress is a good thing, it saves peoples lives in more than one instance. As technology becomes more advanced along with drones and medical technology lives are being saved weather that being on a battlefield or hospital. Drones are used to handle operations which means less people on the battlefield lessening the amount of casualties. Medical technology is an important factor as well well because as medial advancements increase going through medical procedures are more safe. However, technological progress increases certain hardware gets outdated, but its only for the greater good. At this state we've manipulated nature and now its in the palm of our hand literally, we have more resources in the palm of our hand then we'll ever have in a textbook.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
1 point

Well, lets see, We have the atomic bomb that has killed thousands, we have the automobile that has killed millions, we have medical research that has saved, or helped billions, we have religious wars that have killed millions and seem to show no signs of slowing down, where medical research and technology never fails to amaze year after year, and if it hasn't all ready, the numbers saved, or have improved lives will be in the trillions! Progressiveness is always better than living in the past with ideas of the past. Millions died of the "Black Plague" because technology hadn't figured out that it was caused by rats and their fleas. Today, they know. Back then people relied on prayer to save them, technology is far more effective, thank tech.

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Progress is more if good than bad, if you realise it. The advancement of technology has helped the military in spying on enemy forces without wasting the lives of soldiers to go undercover and to spy on them. But on the other hand, technology has also benefited terrorists and forces which poses a threat. But, as long as we get the technology faster than them, it is ok.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
1 point

Technological progress is good, because it allows for new inventions that can better help those who need it. For example, there are robotic arms that connect to amputee's nerve endings and allow them to control it as if it was their own arm.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
Arzul Khan(27) Clarified
1 point

This Just My Personal Opinion....Which i made according to my experience and use of technology by me and others.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
1 point

It helps us in developing our skill in efficient way and better manners.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
16 points

Technological progress can erode many basic skills and lead to over reliance on technology. Many students lack basic math skills because they can simply use a calculator to work even simple problems. And when one potentially has so much knowledge at their fingertips, how many actually remember things for when they don't have an internet connection? Further, it is easier to remember things if they are physically written and read. Certainly there are benefits, but speed comes at the cost of an inability to function without technology. And of course, much of the time technology is not used for educational purposes and rather for things such as social networking which serve only to make our society more shallow and discourage actual face to face interaction. As for military use, drones and their operators from afar simply cannot make the sort of judgment calls regarding civilians and collateral damage that a soldier on the ground can. While technology might have uses, given human nature it is almost certain to be misused.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
2 points

Technological progress can erode many basic skills and lead to over reliance on technology.

Well it can, but that doesn't mean it does. Moreover, if technological advances make these 'basic skills' unnecessary, why does this matter?

And what do you define as an 'over reliance'?

Many students lack basic math skills because they can simply use a calculator to work even simple problems.

Source? Also, again, if these skills are no longer necessary to complete math problems, why is this a problem?

And when one potentially has so much knowledge at their fingertips, how many actually remember things for when they don't have an internet connection?

Interesting hypothetical, but you need to fact check: http://www.slate.com/articles/healthandscience/science/2013/09/aresearchenginesandtheinternethurtinghumanmemory.html

Unfortunately, that hypothetical is not backed up by facts.

Further, it is easier to remember things if they are physically written and read.

Um, why? You can't just make claims like this without supporting them. This sounds a bit like bs to me. It is easier to remember things if you physically write them yourselves, but that's still happening. And technological progress (the debate topic) has nothing to do with the amount that people write things.

And are you trying to argue that reading from a screen is harder to remember than reading from a book? You're really going to have to provide a source.

And of course, much of the time technology is not used for educational purposes and rather for things such as social networking which serve only to make our society more shallow and discourage actual face to face interaction.

This has nothing to do with technological progress, only technology usage. Like most of your arguments here.

As for military use, drones and their operators from afar simply cannot make the sort of judgment calls regarding civilians and collateral damage that a soldier on the ground can.

Well, that sounds like an argument against drones. But the psychological principle that the further you are from a victim the easier it is to kill them applies to more than just drones... it also applies to guns, and crossbows, and so on. And this seems to be a criticism of a specific technology instead of technology in general.

Also just a quick note: You only mentioned calculators, social media/reading online, and military drones. Technology covers a whole lot more than that.

You didn't address the central argument of the debate: Does technology do more harm than good? How does a dependency on calculators outweigh all of modern medicine? How does an imaginary fact about the internet hurting memory outweigh the convenience and usefulness of planes and trains and cars?

Side: Technological Progress is Good
14 points

The technological process is bad because children growing up in todays society are heavily dependent on technology. Kids from a early age are exposed to all different forms of technology. With technology consuming the lives of people, it takes away from their health and being able to have the social skills needed in society.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
13 points

Technological Progress is a bad thing because it is making it harder for children in this age to learn, focus, and creates more harm in the society. When, children sit down in a room in the dark and sit there and play video games all night without the light on it starts to harm their eyes and either way it is still depleting brain cells. Children do not do their homework when they know that they can get on and play games or watch tv after they are done with their homework or projects, especially when their parents do not monitor when they do their homework or if they even do it.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
13 points

Technological progress has advanced so much to the point that it has become counter-active towards our society. Because we live in a digital age it has become nearly impossible to escape the constant use of cellphones and other personal electronic devices. The constant use of these devices has taken a toll on the social skills that are still crucial today. Instead of face-to-face interaction, many people are now choosing to limit their communication through texting or on-line chats, causing many people to suffer in the area of social skills. Although some advancements in technology have allowed for progress in many other areas important to creating a better world, the overall regression of social skills has taken too much of a toll on today's society.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
13 points

Technological progress, while sometimes helpful, overall does more harm than good. The best example is light bulbs. We have evidence from diaries, journals, and writings from before light bulbs became commercially available, people slept more. (Note that I say commercially available, not invented, because when it was invented there were no factories for them to be made in yet.) The commercial availability of the light bulb changed society. Where before people would have to work by candle light if they wanted to work on something at night and most would go home to their families at dusk, no they could keep working until late at night. Another example is the microwave. The microwave, while lessening cooking time and therefore supposedly giving families more time with each other or to do other things, really just makes it so people become used to instant gratification. Before microwaves, the cook of a household would have to make everything from scratch. It would take hours from start to finish to make just a normal weekday dinner. When microwaves were first in homes, the person who cooked started to have more time for other things, like spending time with their family, instead of having to spend hours cooking a meal. However, now microwaves are used for everything from heating water to cooking meat. After the food is done, instead of spending time with the family, eating together at the table, people will immediately go the room with the T.V. and sit down to watch. This brings me to T.V. Before the 1990s, people did not have many T.V. stations to watch, and on the stations there were few shows. Today, there are hundreds of T.V. stations, each with hundreds of shows playing. This means, where before if there was nothing good on T.V. you would do something else, like read a book, now all you need to do is start flipping through channels until you find something interesting. I could come up with many more examples, but this is long enough. In conclusion, while technology can be good, we usually end up misusing it.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
9 points

In my personal view I think Technological progress is bad for the reason that over the years it has made us be even more lazy, we are now depending on technology for almost everything. Even to do the most simple things we need technology, Today's kids are more often on the computer, IPad, IPhone playing video games when they should be outside playing, that also is a factor of why we have so many obese adults and kids.we need to stop taking advantage of technology in the wrong way.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
8 points

Technological progress does more harm than good because many reasons. First, technology is advancing too fast for us so we don't know what it can do. Like stem cell research we have no idea what may come out of it just what it might do. Second, if our advanced technology gets in the wrong hands it can do some serious damage. Like if terrorist get a hold of our blueprints to make assassin drones, and that would be very bad.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
8 points

The way technology is expanding and being used in every aspect of are live is very frightening. Technology used to be a good way to help people when there was no other way to get a job or task done. But now it has turned into the only way that people do things without even learning how the other and sometime more effective way of doing it by hand. Plus in the times that technology fails there is no way for the worker to continue working because he never learned or does not want to use the sometime harder, more rewarding, and better quality way of doing it by hand.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
7 points

Technology does much more harm than it prevents. Technology, as we know, makes life easier in almost all respects. It is easier to travel, to work, and even to break up with someone. Technology also makes it easier to take lives. There have always been conflicts in history in the past, but now it seems that these are abundant, with riots happening not too long ago in Ferguson. In addition, overseas, there are weapons of mass destruction, that require someone to just point and fire a missile to destroy thousands, or even millions of lives. What point is there to have technological progress if everyone kills themselves before technology can actually progress?

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
TerranceC_P1(3) Clarified
6 points

We have more weapons of mass destruction than anyone, they definitely aren't just overseas.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
7 points

Technological progress creates more harmful effects on society than benefits. Technology contributes to bullying, violence, poor life skills, and poor mathematical and grammatical skills. As technology evolves, people can hide behind screens and assume anonymity. People shy away from face- to-face confrontation, and technology gives them the opportunity to say demeaning things that would not normally be said to someone's face. Cyber bullying is as harmful, if not more, than physical bullying. Many instance of cyber bullying has resulted in suicides. Technological advances create weapons with a much more potent effect. The addition of stronger weapons into society leads to increased crime and violence rates. Also, technological progress in the classroom aids in the death or grammatical and mathematical skills. Students become much too reliant on spell check and their calculators to do their work for them. In schools, cursive writing has become obsolete. Technological advances contributes to a lack of social skills. Kids, and even adults, are constantly on social media, playing games on their phones, and texting instead of actual face-to-face conversations. No matter the technology, it will impose some form of destruction on our society.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
6 points

War has always been bloody, but the technological advances in warfare since the early 1900's have changed it forever. Never before were soldiers killed with the cold efficiency of modern machinery. With the advent of machine guns, tanks, and planes, war is far bloodier. When you take into account the creation of nuclear weapons en masse during the cold war, humanity as a species is constantly on the edge of destruction. For a long time, peace only existed because otherwise we would have faced "mutually assured destruction." This isn't thought about as much now, but there are still enough nuclear weapons on our planet to kill us all several times over.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
6 points

Technology is bad for children because it causes anti socialism, making children and adults more socially awkward. Furthermore, many people are dependent on technology. For example, many people can not go out without technology for more than a day. Technology also makes it more difficult for children to stay focused since entertainment is just at their fingertips. Also technology has both saved lives but it also took lives such as with the atomic bomb it ended WWII but it also started the cold war. It also effected of planet leaving it radiated and disfiguring many ecosystems. All in all technology could be helpful but due to mans quest for power it's uses are often negative ultimately costing the lives of many.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
5 points

I believe that technological progresses are bad, because of the opportunities that people get nowadays to cyber bully people, which is a very serious topic to talk about. Also, some technological progresses can develop a lot of problems that can lead to the device no longer working, such as computers, phones, game consoles, and tablets. To add on to that, the problems with a device, depending on what type of device it is, it could really effect the environment, such as bombs or any other weapons

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
5 points

Technological progress is bad, for quite an myriad of reasons. First off, technological progress causes laziness in most individuals that use it, myself included. No longer do you need to type in passwords, or turn on household appliances with your hands! All you need is to scan your fingerprint or say "On," and suddenly the devices activate. This 'progress' also creates a less social environment. All children born in this technological era of discovery have become, in one way or another, less social. 'Hanging out with friends' used to involve going out and physically doing something. Now, hanging out can mean talking with a friend online and playing a video-game, whilst being a number of miles apart. Overall, this technological progress is destroying individuals' active and social lives.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
5 points

Technological progress is bad at points because more and more people are gaining weight and becoming lazier thanks to all the new phones and computers that people use to sit around and watch movies and order food directly to their home. It also has made people expect things to work right away without any error, and if it does mess up, some just give up right away without trying to put in the effort and fix it.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
5 points

How many human casualty will it take for everyone to realize that technology is bad for people. We need more time to perfect tech. And the US cant afford improvements or new tech. The USA is trillions of dollars in debt to other country s and we havn't payed them a cent

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
5 points

while i may be pro technology i must right a reason on why its bad so with that said. i hate it when people buy iPhone without looking at other options based on emotions and the media.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
5 points

Technology progress is bad. Just look at the smart phones. People are using their phones while driving by either testing or any social media causing more accidents now then there ever was. Since people are on their phones while, a lot of these accidents are becoming fatal. The person on their phone normally makes it but the victim, doesn't turn out so well. Even at the start of a meal, people pull out their phones at the beginning of their meal and check every 5 minutes just to make sure they didn't miss a text or an email making people become anti-social.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
5 points

I believe that technological progress is bad because if we evolve our technology to greater heights there is no stopping a robotic take over. In some cases people will say that it has already started, just in disguise. Almost everyone in the USA has a smart phone, most people have become comfortable with them, this comfort makes us vulnerable to a attack, a cyber attack. Think of it, our technology is already advanced imagine if a terrorist group gets a hold of advanced technology; the possibilities for destruction is almost endless. USA has the most nukes in the world and how are they being contained? through technology, now the terrorists know this and would be able to start WWIII or even end the world if they wanted to launch those nukes. Also, in less extreme matters, a kid in school would be able to plagiarize very easily and, if they know what they're doing, change their own grades to higher ones.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
5 points

Technological progress does more bad because of the way it is used. Because technology is advancing much faster that what most people can handle, it is becoming a problem with how different people and groups of people use it. It is being taken advantage of, especially in the context of the government and military. They have excuses for using harmful technology, such as drones, to harm and kill suspected enemies, even with little to no evidence. It could be that because the drones allow for military force without soldiers, the government does not think of it as "war", but most likely some other form of battle in which it is acceptable to kill suspects in countries that they are not at war with. This abuse of technology comes from the out-of-control advancements made either by private companies or the government. Without knowing the consequences of bigger and more harmful battle weapons, the end goal of saving our people's lives is lost, and instead they are focusing on killing more of the enemy's people. The technology that what created to save is now being used to destroy. This is an obvious abuse of power and technology. As a result, technological progress is NOT good, because it distracts from the problems that it tries to solve.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
3 points

Technological advancements are bad because the more we switch over to technology the more likely classified information could be leaked to our enemies by hackers. Or with cars with the on board computer if you can hack into the firewall on the new cars you can control the car where you are. And you could put people in danger by hacking into their cars. But I think we rely too much on technology.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
3 points

Technological progress could be getting way to bad. Humans rely on technology way to much we are forgetting how to use simple skills, like reading. Students don't even us their eyes to read anymore, they can just listen to a book on their phone or tablet. Some people don't even read books now because technology has created movies. People rely on movies to tell them the story instead of reading the books, where you get all the information, instead of leaving information out in a movie. In this generation, everyone has a phone. Even a lot of little kids have Smart Phones. Technology has created a huge distraction in class rooms not just for high school kids, but for little kids too. People also rely on technology way to much in the future. People will believe technology will never stop working. but that one day it stops working, people will believe the world has ended.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
3 points

Technological progress is detrimental to our future. For example, the use of drones as law enforcement has been becoming more common in the united states. This is a problem because, unmanned police force is not only expensive, but it is not as reliable as an actual police officer. Technology has also created an epidemic of addiction. Most people have a smart phone and with that comes the addiction. Most people spend about 16 hours on their phone during the week and even more on the weekend. Technology addiction has created a generation of zombies who just stare at their phones. Technological progress is ultimately harmful to us.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
3 points

Technological progress is bad because, many people are so attached to them that they can't live without it and it just becomes apart of their lives throughout their existence. Another reason, this can effect people academically, people will pay more attention to their technology rather than their education and how their progress is in school. Also, concerning children's safety with technology and how they take it seriously throughout their life, they could talk with strangers or get in trouble of how they are taking advantage of technology.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
2 points

Technology is bad. Technology kills people. A Nuke can kill millions of people. Firearms kill countless people every day. Peoples lives can be ruined with a single program. Technology disconnects people from reality and society.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
2 points

Technological Progress is bad, because with the more use of technology it is allowing hackers to find out peoples personal information. which then allows for peoples important information to be given to strangers, or identity thieves. Also with technology rapidly is growing which is starting to take over our lives because people become to attached to them.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
2 points

Technology is bad because the people using it can sometimes be questionable in there decision making. there are some people in this world that cant handle the power of being able to control such powerful thing. And the people that can sometimes don't wait for all of the details of the problem. Sometimes technology can go to far like how the government can know where you are at all times and they can see you threw you webcams.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
2 points

Technological progress is a bad thing because when we start relying on technology more and more, then we don't know what to do if we don't have it in a situation. For example, one day if you lose your phone and have to be somewhere, most people won't be able to get where they need to be without GPS. Some people may argue that teachers using technology to teach their students helps them learn better, but the old ways of teaching worked just as well and not as many tech problems occur where only one person in the entire building knows what to do. All in all, technological process is bad and we shouldn't be relying on it as much as we do.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
1 point

I think technological progress is bad because people (especially students) get distracted at school with their smart phones and other devices. The also get in to trouble because of these devices. It is bad for society as well because people don't socialize as much now because they are usually on their phones while they are walking the dog or going for a jog. Sometimes it interrupts family time like at a dinner table i bet at least one person in the table as a phone in their hands and also technology prevents going on a trip with your family because you prefer staying in your room playing video games or watching TV

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
1 point

Technology is bad because it can prevent kids from learning how to interact socially with people face to face. Online they can't see people face to face so they don't know how to respond based off body language. They then carry internet slang into the real world and do things like "ayyy lmao" in real life or dragging on old vine trends for a long time.

Supporting Evidence: Is Social Media Sabotaging Real Communication? (www.forbes.com)
Side: Technological Progress Is Bad

If technology continues at the rate it is today, robots will be programed to gain knowledge themselves and they will create beter versions of themself and take over society, we must stop skynet and halt the progress of technology.

On a completey unrelated note robots take away jobs.

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
1 point

It is not helping robots are taking human jobs for humans

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
1 point

Robots and computers are smarter then us it is the sad sad truth

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
1 point

I love humans i like computers but im not having a bot kid

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
1 point

I love humans i like computers but im not having a bot kid

Side: Technological Progress Is Bad
-6 points
DanielR_P1(11) Disputed
7 points

Well that is why we have "backup" technology" and we have people monitoring them and keeping them working and in good condition.

Side: Technological Progress is Good
CharlesH1(7) Clarified
4 points

i mean in the future we'll for sure have faster more efficient airplanes, helicopters, and rocket ships but what if during travel they just stop working. The more complex the machine the more likely hood of it breaking down. even with our technology we have major problems such as plane crashes, shuttle explosions, and helicopter crashes that both cost money and lives so is technological innovation really cost human lives.

Side: Technological Progress is Good