We live in a day and age of technology. We constantly use our cellphones, laptops, etc. Is being linked like we all are today a good thing or a bad thing? Neuroscientists say that it's a good change but we are acting oblivious to the harms that it is causing according to this news article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-565207/Modern-technology-changing-way-brains-work-says-neuroscientist.html.
Picture yourself living three decades ago. There were no cellphones, laptops, or lightning fast communication speeds. People survived just fine if not better than we do today. I see people addicted to their PCD's (personal communication devices). These people could not go one day without the conveniences they are accustomed to.
But what do we lose by relying too heavily on technology? We lose the skills that we are supposed to gain through interpersonal communication. Therefore social skills have been on the decline since then. This affect business relations, relationships and friendships. We rely more on what a message body contains than expressions in conversation through words.
Technology is beneficial to society because we lose less time transferring information, finding information and interpreting information. We are living in an age where we are swamped with distractions. We lose sight of what's important such as world issues and instead focus our interests and attention on video games, television shows, and other trivial pursuits.
It would help if people were not always connected to information or if people would reorganize their priorities. I believe technology can better us as a society, but only if we use it properly and do not allow it to become a major distraction.