Good Evening fellow speakers, judges and audience. Tonight I will be speaking about the topic is Technology a blessing or a curse? What is technology, the definition of technology in the Macquarie budget dictionary is the branch knowledge that deals with science and engineering. To me it means anything that helps us to live our lives easier.
Over the past decade, Australia has been advancing with all of its technology. It is said that this decade had the most technological advancements ever. Some examples are phones, television, and computers. Most of the things we have now like tablets and touch phones were a dream for people in the last century. If any of you have watched star trek enterprise, you would see that they used items that seemed like a tablet but wasn’t one. Also technology is a blessing in the educational area. It is because we now have the smart board, which helps the teachers with showing different resources, and it also helps the students because they can learn more about the subject.
Technology is a blessing. The reason I choose this topic to relate to Australia is because Australia is rapidly developing in all areas. But the most is in the technological area. This century is said to be the technological era. Technology is a blessing because without it we would not be able to many things like contacting loved ones who are overseas, watching TV, calling people instantly with telephones and driving to different places in a car etc. Everything we do everyday involves using technology. Imagine the world without technology, no phones, no electricity, no sewage, no clean water and no cars. All these things have or use or need technology.
Another reason it is a blessing is because in schools and workplaces, it is easier for the people to access the information needed for that time. For example for most of the students here would have used technology for there speech. If it were not for technology, we would have to do simple things to us now and have it harder to do. For example sending an email to a relative overseas who would receive it within 10secends would become writing a letter and sending through a postal office, which takes a long period of time.
Technology is also a curse. The new advancements of technology have caused major side affects on us humans and the environment. The first floor is that there is an increase of teenagers needed glasses to read and see. Another reason is that in our environment it is impacted a lot by the extra greenhouse gases, which are killing animals, destroying habitats and warming our world causing the polar ice caps to melt which increases the sea level. To use technology, now you need electricity and power. To make these things you need to burn coal, which releases carbon emissions.
Another reason it is a curse is because us humans are becoming very reliant on Technology. Teenagers always want the new iPhone or parents asking their kids how different items work. We are becoming dependent on technology too much that if we were to just remove technology, we could not live a good life and we have to start learning different things like sending a letter.
In conclusion I believe that technology is a blessing rather than a curse because it has helped us have an easier life to live. Without technology we would have to walk to school, which might be over 15km away but now we just have to go by public transport or drive by car to different places.