Technology: Good or Bad? this essay describes the good and bad aspects of technology

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On August 6, 1945, the first Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. A huge mushroom cloud engulfed surrounding areas. Thousands of people died, not only from the explosion of the bomb, but also from result of the radiation poisoning. The atomic bomb was result of the new technology of the time. This is one of the things I consider bad about technology. There are many other things that are good such as vehicles, and computers. There are good parts and bad parts to every part of technology.

The first computers used to take up rooms, but now they are small enough to put in your book bag. Computer technology has come a long way since the first computers were invented around 1946. You can find information on anything using a computer on the Internet. This can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing.

People have found out how to make bombs just by looking on the Internet. Now that computers are used for everything, there is a great danger. Computer hackers can hack into your bank account and transfer money to other accounts. Computer hackers can make and send viruses to other computers and make them useless. Despite all of the bad aspects of the computer, there are good aspects also. You can shop on the Internet, do research on the Internet, do your homework on the computer, and you can even talk to people that live around the world. Despite all of the bad things about computers, I think they are a good part of technology.

Airplanes were invented a long time ago by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Though their planes didn't stay airborne long, it was a great invention that led to the planes we have...