10+ Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology on Society

It’s very important to know about the advantages and disadvantages of modern technology. Today’s world is technological. Everywhere we can find that technology is used.

There is no such field in the world in which technology is not involved. In every kind of field, technology is involved.

The main purpose of technology is to make our work easier and help us to do our work easily.

But technology has also, a lot of bad effects on human life. We use technology but we don’t know about the disadvantages of technology. How technology affects our lives.

Everything that exists in this world has its advantages and disadvantages.

For us, it’s very important to know all about the technological things that we use in our daily lives. That is how it affects our lives.

We can positively say that modern technology helps us in doing our work and makes our work easy for us. But we have also, to know about its bad effects on us.

We have to consider the bad effects of modern technology on us. When we use technological devices somewhere.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Modern Technology

First of all, I want to discuss the bad effects and disadvantages of modern technology on youth. because everyone better knows the advantages of modern technology but they are not aware of the disadvantages of modern technology.

It’s essential to know the bad effects of modern technology and how modern technology affects our lives.

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10+ Disadvantages of Modern Technology on Society

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The Disadvantages of Modern Technology are given below:

1. Technology Causes Lack of Interest in Studying

Most of the important thing for the students is their ambitions and their goals which they have to achieve and study for.

But to the extensive use and addiction to technology, they lose interest in the study. They always want to use computers, mobile phones, tablets, PlayStation, etc.

They leave their ambitions and the goals they have to achieve. Most of the students are affected by this.

Here I want to highlight some other bad effects of technology on education for students.

  • Waste the precious time of the students
  • Technology distracts students from their studies, goals, and ambitions.
  • It wastes money for the students, and they buy unnecessary technological gadgets.
  • Loss of creativity.

And many more.

2. Technology Causes Environmental Problems

Technology Causes Environmental Problems
Technology Causes Environmental Problems

Modern technology also affects our surrounding environment.

Any kind of pollution in our surrounding environment is harmful to human beings and other living things.

Here we are talking about the bad effects of modern technology on our environment and how modern technology creates problems in our surrounding environment.

I want to highlight some points here by which our environment gets damaged by the use of modern technology.

1. Air Pollution Due to Technology

Factories and vehicles create a lot of dangerous gases and pollute our environment and air and it creates a lot of diseases (like asthma) in human beings and other living things.

A lot of people and living things by oxygen problems and other kinds of diseases produced by air pollution.

2. Sound/Noise Pollution Due to Technology

There are a lot of technological things which create a lot of sound pollution. Includes heavy machines, factories, vehicles, airplanes, etc.

It is very harmful to living things.

3. Water Pollution Due to Technology

Different kind of factories and mills creates chemical waste and that chemical waste enters the river and lakhs which pollutes the water and is very harmful to living things.

It creates a lot of dangerous diseases in living things and causes death.

3. Technology Reduces the Creativity of People

One of the worst things about modern technology is technology reduces the creativity of people.

As I said before modern technology is the most distracting thing nowadays.  People are always busy using modern technological gadgets, and this, it reduces their creativity.

Creativity is something like finding some kind of new, interesting, and unique ideas in everything and implementing them in real, and these creative ideas come from deep thinking.

But by the use of technology, they busy their minds using only modern technological gadgets.

So, they definitely lose their creativity.

4. Technology Causes Health Problems in People

Technology Causes Health Problems in Peoples
Technology Causes Health Problems in People

Technology also affects our health. There are different kinds of diseases found in people caused by the extensive use of technology.

Most people use their mobile phones nowadays. Which also affects the health of people.

Some of the bad effects of technology on human health are given below.

  1. Damage eyesight.
  2. Damage hearing.
  3. Increase obesity
  4. Brain cancer.
  5. Asthma problems.
  6. Skin cancer.
  7. Increase obesity.

And many more.

5. Security Issues in Using the Technology

Security is also one of the issues found in the usage of technology.

Our societies are growing and going to the side of technology. every person wants to make everything automatic and for this, they use technology.

They refer to the use of advanced technology security systems in their houses, offices, and factories.

The problem with the technology is that it sometimes fails and doesn’t work properly, and it takes a lot of time to recover.

It’s very dangerous for people. They can lose money, privacy, and even the lives of people.

6. Modern Technology Wastes Our Time

Technology wastes our precious time. You think that how I can say that modern technology wastes our precious time.

Actually, this is one of the bad effects of technology on us. But we didn’t recognize it.

There are a lot of modern technological gadgets that most people use and waste their precious time. Like television, video games, play stations, music players, and most mobile phones.

People mostly use these kinds of technological devices most of their time and waste their precious time doing unimportant activities.

They use these devices during their work time, study time, and even in their bed instead of sleeping, they like to use such kinds of modern technological devices.

7. Technology Causes Distraction from Work and Study

Technology Causes Distraction from Work and Study
Technology Causes Distraction from Work and Study

Modern technological devices and gadgets are the most distracting things nowadays.

People mostly use smartphones, video games, and television, which are the most distracting and engaging technological devices.

It distracts people from their work, study, and many more, and the results are they waste most of their time by using these devices instead of working or studying.

People lose interest in their goals and ambitions which they have to work hard to achieve and waste their precious time using such irregular activities.

I am not saying that to not use it. But to use it at a specific time, we do have not to use it every time.

We have to make a time schedule for us and follow it. Work time is work time and study time is study time, we have not used it every time, but at a specific time, we can use it.

8. Technology Causes Social Isolation of the People

Modern technology causes social isolation the people.

People are always busy using their mobile phones or watching television and don’t want to do anything else.

Actually, they get addicted to it through the extensive use of technology.

They didn’t want to do any kind of other activity or to go outside and meet with people, their relatives, friends, etc.

By this, they get isolated from the society they live in.

9. Addiction to Technology the People

Addiction to Technology of the People
Addiction to Technology the People

People also can be addicted to technology.

In today’s technological world, most people are addicted to technology. They are always busy using technology. Most teenagers are affected by addiction to technology.

You go anywhere in a restaurant or a bus, taxi to public places you will definitely find people busy using their mobile phones.

Even after eating a meal or sleeping, they didn’t control themselves from using their mobile phones.

The extensive usage of mobile phones puts them in different kinds of diseases such as depression, anxiety, social isolation, etc.

10. Technology Causes Wastage of Money

Wastage of money on technology has become a trend nowadays. People waste a lot of their money on technology.

Basically, there are two ways people waste their money on technology. The first one is people pay to buy the technology.

Technological machines, devices, and gadgets are so expensive. People pay a lot of money for it to buy, and also their maintenance is very expensive.

The second one is people spend a lot of money on unnecessary technological gadgets and devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, etc.

This is because of the addiction of people to technology. They always want to buy the latest, most expensive, and most advanced technology they use.

11. People’s Dependency on Technology

Dependency is also a bad effect of technology on people.

If we look and analyze the people of 20 years back. then we can find there is a big difference between the people of today’s world and the people from 20 years ago.

We can find that people from 20 years before are so strong and creative because they work so hard by themselves daily.

And people now all depend on technology. If we take all the technological machines and gadgets from them they will not be able to work properly.

Because they all are dependent on technology, they lose their creativity and health.

People become lazy by the excessive use of technology, and technology also lowers the value of human workers.

12. No Longer Experience Real Life Events

People’s lives become something experienced through digital and computerized devices and gadgets.

Due to computerized and digital devices, most people no longer experience real-life events.

Live shows and music concerts are recorded and shared on social media and websites on the internet, and people watch them on their digital devices (computers, mobile phones, etc.).

13. Complexity in Using Technology

Modern technology devices and machines require modern learning and knowledge of use, not everyone is capable of using modern technological gadgets and devices.

Modern technological devices and machines we interact with daily are very hard to understand and fix.

For example: fixing the issues of modern cars means interacting with computer systems. It is no longer just electrical or mechanical.

Most modern technological devices and machines become computerized, and it is very complex to use and fix.

14. Crimes in Modern Technology

Cyber Crime is a new example of how modern technology changes the way of crime. Cybercrime is a crime done by using computers and networks.

Cybercrime is becoming very dangerous and bigger every day.

Internet and email fraud, theft of financial card payment data, theft of scale corporate data, ransomware attacks, cyber extortion, crypto-jacking, cyber espionage, and criminal activities that use computers to commit other crimes are examples of cybercrime.

15. People Get Involved in Inappropriate Content

Due to the presence of internet technology, many students and youngsters are exposed to inappropriate content.

They get involved in using different illegal websites, social media platforms, and mobile apps through which they can access illegal videos and photos which might be not appropriate for them.

This is one of the biggest issues of modern technology for people.

16. Unemployment by Technology

Unemployment by Technology
Unemployment by Technology

Technology has given the world many wonderful things, but it’s also given rise to issues.

The advancement of technology has resulted in a great deal of automation which has caused unemployment because a single machine or computer is capable of completing the work of many people in a much shorter amount of time.

This means over time there are fewer and fewer jobs available to human workers simply because an automated system can do a specific task more quickly and efficiently.

So, these are the disadvantages of modern technology on youth for society.

Now I am going to discuss all the advantages of modern technology for people.

Advantages of Modern Technology on Society

The advantages of modern technology for people are given below:

1. Technology Causes Cost Deficiency

Cost deficiency is one of the main goals of modern technology. Technology makes things more and cheaper for people.

There are a lot of technological devices, gadgets or we can say machinery available at a very cheap price for people that you cannot imagine.

More ever technology helps people from different aspects. Which results in cost deficiency.

For different kinds of work, we require a lot of workers to do and it is done by technological machines and a few workers in a few minutes and at lower costs.

2. Technology Benefits to the Health Industry

The health industry means the technology used in hospitals. it plays a very important role in the health industry.

There are a lot of technological devices used in hospitals, which allow doctors to easily monitor the health of patients.

It has become very common for doctors to analyze their patients’ diseases accurately and efficiently at any time. And it reduced the mistakes made by doctors during the analysis of their patient’s diseases.

In today’s modern world, the majority of hospitals use new modern technology in their hospitals.

3. Technology Saves Our Precious Time

Technology Saves our Precious Time
Technology Saves Our Precious Time

One of the main objectives of modern technology is to save precious time.

Scientists are always trying to make kind of new technological things that save precious time and work efficiently.

There are a lot of technological devices or machines or gadgets, and we save a lot of our time.

For example, before the inventions of technology used for transportation, it was very difficult for people to transport from one place to another place and it takes time to reach the destination.

But after technology, it takes less time to reach.

If you want to find the right way to your destination you do have not to waste your time because the navigation app on your smartphone finds the best possible way to your destination.

There are a lot of other technical machines and devices which save precious time and work efficiently.

4. Technology Use for Education

As I said before there is no such field in which technology is not used. it also improves education.

Technology also plays a significant role in the field of education, it has a lot of advantages for the students as well as for the teachers.

Technology makes studying and teaching very easy for students and teachers.

There are a lot of electronic devices, gadgets, and software that help a lot of students in education.

For example: Nowadays multimedia projector is used in every education system. It makes teaching very easy and interesting for the teacher.

They can use the multimedia projector to present the knowledge to the students in a better way.

Students get motivated and take an interest in learning.

5. Technology Used for Entertainment

Technology Used for Entertainment
Technology Used for Entertainment

Technology also works in the entertainment area. There are a lot of modern technological devices used for entertainment.

  • Play stations (used for playing video games).
  • Video games.
  • Computer
  • Mobile phones.
  • VR devices.

And many more.

These devices are mostly used for entertainment. People use these kinds of devices in their free time for entertainment.

6. Technology for Disabled People to Make Them Able

Disables are now able to mean that disabled people are not disabled anymore. There are a lot of machines and devices made for them by which they become able to do activities.

Technology makes everything possible nearly. Artificial hands and feet have been invented recently for people who have some kind of disability of hands and feet.

By using these artificial hands and feet they become able to use their hands properly and walk properly.

There are a lot more devices invented that are used by different people who have some kind of disability.

7. Technology Artificial Intelligence

The upcoming technology is based on artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence is the new era and concept of technology in which everything is based on technology.

Any kind of work will be based on technology.

In artificial intelligence, the scientist makes a human-like brain that can do all the work by itself and also think about the decisions they have to make in working.

Humans do not have to think anymore because artificial intelligence will be able to think about what to do and how to do it.

8. Banking Through Modern Technology

Banking is also improved by technology. Nowadays technology is almost used in every bank.

The main purpose of technology is to make work easy for people and due to technology banking becomes very easy for people.

Online transactions and ATM machines make it possible for people to make any kind of transaction from their homes or from any ATM machine.

They do have not to visit the make and wait and struggle in line at the bank, they can easily make any kind of transaction from their home online or from the ATM machine in their area.

Credit cards and debit cards are also a kind of technology.

With the help of these cards, people do have not to take any money into their pockets. They can easily use these cards for buying and selling.

9. Technology Used for Purchasing and Selling

Purchasing and selling have become very easy due to modern technology. People can buy and sell their products online through the internet easily.

There are different kinds of online websites and software that provide selling and purchasing online services (like AMAZON, ALIBABA, OLX, etc.)

People do have not to do a lot of work for that, they have only to open any kind of e-commerce website and select the product they want to purchase enter their details card number, or delivery type if they want to give it by hand, and click on the purchase button.

The product which they buy is delivered within a few days. They do have not to struggle for them.

Also, they can order food for themselves. There are a lot of shops available in the market which provide online ordering and delivery systems.

People have just to open their website or application select their desired food and order it, and it will be delivered in a few minutes to their home.

10. Technology Used in Transportation

Technology Used in Transportation
Technology Used in Transportation

Technology plays a vital role in transportation.  In today’s world, transportation has become very easy due to technology.

Cycles to cars and airplanes are a kind of transportation technology. By which people can go from place to destination places.

Without these kinds of technology, we cannot imagine going on a journey.

We can easily judge from the fact that the distance between SAUDI ARABIA and PAKISTAN is about 2500 km. We can easily cover it for a maximum of 3 hours.

Before the invention of these vehicles, people spent a lot of time a maximum of 1 year to reach Saudi Arabia from Pakistan.

So, technology makes our journey easier for us.

11. Technology Used for Communication

In today’s world communication has become very easy for people to contact and communicate with people around the world, and it is because of communicational technology.

Mobile phones are the best example of communication technology.

Through mobile phones and social media, people can contact and communicate with people, friends, and relatives around the world very easily and at less cost.

Before the invention of mobile phones and telephones, people used letters for communication with their relatives and friends.

It was very difficult for people to communicate through letters because sending letters takes a lot of time and also costs money.

But after the invention of telephones and mobile phones, it became very easy for people to communicate with their relatives within seconds.

Through mobile phones, we can also communicate with our relatives and friends through video calls.

And I think this is one of the best advantages of technology for people. It saves time and money for the people in communication.

12. Technology Used in Agriculture

Technology Used in Agriculture
Technology Used in Agriculture

Technology plays a significant role in the agriculture field.

Nowadays farming has become very easy. There are a lot of specialized machines used in the forming, such as different kinds of tractors, harvesters, and planters.

Technology changed the era of formers working in agriculture. Forming become very easy for the formers due to the new inventions of technology.

They can easily work in less time in the form of technological machines.

13. Technology Easy Access to Information

The Internet is the latest invention of technology and the Internet is the world of information. Any kind of information is available on the Internet.

There is nothing that we can say is not available on the internet.

Basically, the internet uses different kinds of search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, and many more.

By which we can find our interest in the information.

To find the relevant information simply we have to open different kinds of search engines we use and write the thing we want to find out the information about.

And it shows us the top result in the search. Basically, there are a lot of blogs that have the best information available given by the writers.

Before the internet it was very difficult for people to access information, they were used to reading different kinds of big books for information.

But after the internet, it becomes very easy for them to access information.

14. Technology Improved Housing and Lifestyles

Technology plays a significant role in the lifestyles of human lives. It always develops and improves, and gives new ideas to people to improve their lives.

Today’s world lifestyle is totally different from the 20 years before. If people who belong to the past see today’s technological world, they will be shocked to see the new technological inventions.

Technology always gives new ideas and lifestyles to people. The people make new inventions for a better life.

15. Technology Solar Electrical Power

Technology Solar Electrical Power
Technology Solar Electrical Power

Solar power is the process of harnessing energy from our closest star: the sun!

These cells are usually made from silicone; it’s fantastic that we have such abundant and readily available material as a resource for collectible energy.

Solar power is a new invention of today’s world. Solar power technology is a new kind of technology that is pollution-free.

It does not produce any kind of pollution as other technological machines produce pollution when used. (Like an electrical generator).

This is one of the best benefits of Solar power technology in that it doesn’t damage our environment.

Solar power technology is very famous nowadays, it is used in different areas.

The upcoming modern technology is completely based on solar power technology.

It is used in motor cars, street lights, hand torches, buildings, homes, factories, etc. to produce electrical energy from the sunlight.

16. Technology Increased Productivity of the People:

Modern technology increased a lot the productivity of people.

Works that need a lot of time, resources, and workers can be easily done with the help of modern technological devices and machines in less consuming time, resources, and workers.

which can increase your productivity and result in an increase in profitability.


The above discussion is about the advantages and disadvantages of modern technology for youth in society.

I hope you better know after reading this article and understand for what purpose I wrote this article.  Actually, I am trying to people to know all the benefits and also the bad effects of technology for them.

And to be aware of the people of how they are using the technology.

It all depends on the people of how they are using the technology. If they are using technology in a bad way then the result will be worse for them.

And if they are using the technology to a limit and are aware of the bad effects of technology for them then that will be good for them.

The basic aim of this article is to aware people and deliver knowledge about the technology to them so that they can use the technology in a better way.


What are the top 20 benefits of modern technology on society’s life?

The top 20 benefits of modern technology for society in life are 1. time-saving, 2. Easy transportation, 3. Efficient working, 4. Easy connectivity and communication, 5. Information access, 6. Improve productivity, 7. Remote education, 8. Cheaper manufacturing, 9. Artificial intelligence, 10. Online banking and Secure financial transactions, 11. Health care improved, 12. cloud computing, 13. Higher profit, 14. Stress reduction, 15. business growth, 16. Better utilization of resources, 17. Disable is able now, 18. power and electricity, 19. Mobility options, and 20. Agriculture improvements.

What are the Top 5 Disadvantages of Modern Technology for Students in Education?

The top 5 disadvantages of modern technology include waste of time, a distraction from the study, cost, social isolation, and easy cheating in the exam.

What are the Top 7 Benefits of Modern Technology for Students?

Advantages of modern technology for students in education include effective learning, saving precious time, source of communication, source of information, improved collaboration, preparing children for the future, virtual technology learning, etc.

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If you have any kind of questions about the Advantages and Disadvantages of Modern Technology on Society.

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Thanks for reading.

Muhammad Adil

Muhammad Adil is a passionate blogger and a proficient software engineer with over 7 years of experience in the digital realm. A proud alumnus of Abasyn University Peshawar, where he majored in Software Engineering, Muhammad has seamlessly blended his academic expertise with his passion for technology to carve out a niche for himself in the digital marketing landscape.

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