Effects of Technology on Students

News Writer, Tivan George

Technology, the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, has developed throughout the years, often changing lives. So how will its advancement affect the 21st Century students?

From the invention of the computer to the creation of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. This also opens up new possibilities for the 21st Century students.

Rikumu Shigeta, sophomore, said “Technology gives me a better life, with time efficiency and quality of life. It will create more jobs for technological advancement, but less jobs for which the technology was created for.”

Jobs like farming, or burger flipping, might be automated in the future, especially since Boston Dynamic’s have already got their robot doing backflips. However, this advancement will open up more jobs in the programming, designing, and electrical fields.

Additionally technology “can open up new areas of learning.” and “It’s going to make finding a job and/or college a lot easier, getting admitted just depends on the person [applying],” according to sophomore Alice Park. She also said, “Like everything else, there’s advantages and disadvantages [to technology].”

Junior Louie Chung commented on  physical activity, “Even though we are advancing with technology, it is allowing us as humans to become lazy. The new generations will not get used to what we are doing” in regards to physical activity.

Ending on that note, what do you think about the advancement of technology?