In a technology dominated world, simple pleasures for children are lost. Comment.

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In a technology dominated world, simple pleasures for children are lost. Comment.

Technology is the development and application of tools, machines, materials and processes that help to solve human problems. As a human activity, technology predates both science and engineering. The term technology often characterises inventions and gadgets using recently discovered scientific principles and processes.

Technology has become very important in our society recently, and more people are getting involved with it, discovering new technology, and introducing it into society. The big question is whether or not society is ready for all the new technological advancements. In some cases, the answer is yes. Certainly, people can handle TV, computers and radios fairly well. However, some technology would be way too advanced for us, such as a mind-reading room.

For decades now, television has been accused of contributing to the dissolution of families and the destruction of the minds of those who watch it.

However, although the TV has been involved in this, the problem roots not with technology but rather the people who choose to let it run their lives. I believe this because it is parents, not TV sets, who choose to let their children sit in front of the television for hours upon hours, and it is the parents who do not intervene and replace TV time with quality family time. It is the bad judgment of the people who watch television or let their children watch it who should be blamed for these harms, not technology. If parents themselves do not want their children to enjoy the "simple pleasures of life", then technology is not to be blamed.

Technological developments in most cases are targeted at children. This is because most companies are aware of the fact that once something new comes into the market, eventually...