porter plant Posted over 1 year ago Is technology really helping us or hurting us? Technology can be both a good and bad thing. On one hand, as mentioned above, it does improve the standard of living for many people. Is this necessarily synonymous with happiness? Technology can also create feelings of inequality and loneliness as more and more people become connected in social networking. There are sacrifices we have made (consciously or not) to become a more connected, faster reacting society. In some cases we have given up privacy, we have sacrificed our first hand authentic experiences with nature for more abstract ones.