How is technology killing our productivity?

Today, we simply cannot imagine the world without technology.

More precisely, it has made our everyday lifestyle easier and a lot more comfortable.

But it also has several negative impacts, especially when it comes to our productivity.

Let’s start with a quote by the famous author Sukant Ratnakar, “Our future success is directly proportional to our ability to understand, adapt, and integrate new technology into our work.”

Needless to say, that technological advances have entirely reshaped the world over the last few decades. Be it healthcare, education, communication, shopping, travel, or anything else – technology is all around our life. Also, it’s growing drastically and is believed to bring several new changes soon. However, there’s a dark side as well, and that is surely a matter of concern. Many studies have indicated that the more we depend on technology, the more our productivity gets destroyed. In this article, we’ll have a look at the matter comprehensively.

It ruins imagination

Gone are the days when we used to talk to strangers on the bus, train, or even a waiting room. Now, we are so addicted to our smartphones, that we don’t even bother to see beyond the virtual world. Also, we’re reading less, which is eventually taking a heavy toll on our imagination. And it’s a no-brainer that if we can’t imagine, we can never be able to evolve.

It causes distraction

From waking up in the morning to sleeping at night, we are constantly surrounded by technology-induced distraction. We check our phone first thing in the morning and then end up ruining our most productive hours. Also, the wave of notifications from our social media accounts does not let us focus on any particular work for long. Research has found that it can cost us over 23 minutes to fully return to our concentration.

It makes us lazy

We can now access everything with just a single mouse click – from food to shopping, from ticket booking to watching movies, from paying rent to communicating with friends, and the list goes on and on. What’s more, we don’t even use our brains and rely on calculators every single time. There is nothing original anymore, as we turn to the internet whenever doing any creative task. As a result, we don’t give ourselves enough space to think and sort out things on our own. This makes us less productive, and even more dependent on technology.

Technology is meant to make the world a better place. But it all depends on how we incorporate it into our life. So, let’s use all the devices wisely in order to avoid their negative impacts.

Sayan Paul

Sayan is an art lover with a passion for life and food. Films and music are his two biggest companions and he learns and grows with every film he watches and every song he listens to. He is whom we turn to for all things related to entertainment and films.
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