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Running Head: Technology: Good or Bad?1Technology: Good or Bad?
Technology: Good or Bad?2Technology has been become the norm in accepting its position within society. It has quickly engraved itself into the exploding 21stcentury and does not seem to be slowing down onebit. From large, clunky desktops that used to fill up an entire room to a single hand-held device with the capability of holding a conversation with someone from across the globe, technology is slowly becoming the very fabrication of life itself since consumers cannot live without it. However, too much of a good thing will almost always result in a slippery slope. Technology has an inverse relationship with human consumption. Just enough will satiate the human’s curiosity, but too much will cause an adverse reaction to the environment. The biggest challenge consumers face is knowing where to draw the line between moderation and indulgence. The basis of technology is to simplify the daily lives of the users, whether it’s doing research on the internet or to quicken the procedures of intubating a patient. An example of a beneficiary innovation would be the electronic health records or availability of data. Previously, medical records were acquired by searching multiple cabinets in order to find a single file. Now, patient files are kept in databases and can be accessed through any levels in the hospital, essentially becoming a time-saver for every personnel (Rauv, 2017). Surgeries and check-ups have never been easier as the progression of nuclear medicine become more and more common. A doctor will be able to have a digital anatomy with a single click of a button without needing any immediate action. Also, wait time in general have been reduced tremendously due to the proficiency and accuracy of modern technology. 50 years ago, a mother who had just given a cesarean section would roughly be in the hospital for four days after her birth. Nowadays, the mother could leave after a single day giving the same type of birth (L. Martinez, personal communication, February 6, 2018). These are a few examples of how technology’s rapid modernization have changed the way people behave.