Should Technology Be Limited
Is it going feel odd to have limited access to certain technological device and contents? When schools, company or homes limit the use of technology in classes, offices or homes, we do vehemently express our disapproval of it. The issue of if technology should be limited has been received with mixed reactions. So I decide to contribute to this hotly debated topic, and below are some of the reasons why I maintain that technology should be limited.
But before I go in properly, let’s throw a little light on what LIMIT is all about.
The limit is placing a restriction on the level, amount or access to a particular thing. Limiting technology is placing a restriction on the usage and accessibility of technological tools.
Limiting Technology which is the subject matter of this article can be said to be the principles that control the activities and use of technological tools by humans.
Now for the main events…..
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Limiting technology reduces criminal activity.
There are various societal vices that occurs through the internet such as signing up to a terror group, cyberbullying, identity theft, gaining unauthorized access to personal files and documents, undue exposure to pornography and x-rated images and online scams that regulating technology will aids it’s control and prevention. Many people have fallen victims to these crimes and sometimes have no way to trace and capture the perpetrators. Internet Blackouts can assist in preventing these illegal activities because it can ban malicious content and keep a close watch on suspicious activity.
LimitingTechnology helps protect children.
Kids use the technology and Internet daily and parents barely have the idea of what sort of content and tools they are accessing and using daily. By regulating the Web, and the type of technological devices that children come across and apply into use will be safer to surf the Internet for their academic and entertainment needs and protects them from pornographic, violent, and other harmful content and technological tools that can have a negative impact on them.
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Limiting Technology Reduces Depletion of Natural Resources.
Regulation of technology will the pace and scope of depletion of natural resources by technology. Technology doesn’t only consume a large quantity of these resources as inputs but also damages our environment, thereby limiting the existence of new resources.
It Reduces Exposure to Health Risks and Hazards
Technology exposes human life to several life-threatening risks and situations like cancers, death by road, air or rail accidents, industrial machine hazards, bio-hazard risk, exposure to gaseous emission, vulnerability to fire outbreaks, etc. If the usage of technology is regulated, these health hazards it posses will be controlled to the barest minimum.
It will Increase lifespan.
Regulating technological usage will increase the lifespan of people as it will save us from so many health implications such as obesity, depression, mental blackout, and cancer. Our over-reliance on modern tools have impacted negatively on our lives so much that we barely do exercise our bodies and brains effectively. Regulating and restricting access technology will assist us in living a healthy life.
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Though human can hardly exist and function optimally without technology, as technology is what seems to make modern life worth living. It’s very paramount as we enjoy and access technological innovation to also put a limit on its usage and access so as to not be victims of our own inventions. A saying goes that ‘too much of anything is too bar’s, therefore there should be a limit in all we do, including limiting technological usages.
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