We live in an era where technology is readily accessible to just about everyone, if they have a smartphone or computer. With every person having access to the internet and social media, people are able to connect with others and share information quickly.

This has been one of the biggest changing factors in our society; we see it all around us. From how business operate due to online communication and sharing, to how governments function because of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!

Technology has made life easier for most people, but it also raises new questions. Is this good or bad? Does using technology make you happier or less happy?

Many experts agree that too much exposure to technology can be harmful. It can distract individuals from important relationships and hobbies, and even lead to addiction. At the same time, overuse of technology can help promote mental health by reducing stress, giving people more opportunities to focus on activities they enjoy, and creating additional ways to communicate.

It’s a tricky topic, but there are some things we can do to improve our overall quality of life by limiting excessive use of technology. In this article, we will discuss several strategies for doing so.

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how has technology improved people's lives

Over the past few decades, technology has completely transformed our lives as individuals and societies. It is impossible to overestimate the influence that the Internet has had on society, nor can we underestimate how much it continues to impact us today.

The modern day internet was born in California in 1969 when two Stanford University students created an internal computer network for their school. They called this new system ARPANET, which stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network.

In its early years, only eight people were allowed access to this new tool. These included members of Stanford’s Computer Science department, including Larry Page (co-founder of Google) and Bill Gates (Microsoft founder).

But soon after, more universities began asking for permission to use Arpanet for their own purposes, so the Department of Defense gave them limited access. This way, military personnel could connect to the web but not search or visit any other sites without special clearance.

It took only a year before non-military users were given full access, making the web accessible to anyone with a modem and a desire to learn about it.

Caroline Shaw is a blogger and social media manager. She enjoys blogging about current events, lifehacks, and her experiences as a millennial working in New York.