While technology has vastly improved the way people live and communicate, it also affects the safety of personal information. With so much information available through different modes of technology, it increases the risk of fraud and cybercrimes.
Other negative consequences of technology include people becoming highly dependent on gadgets. Some people are even unable to perform certain functions without the help of technology. People also heavily rely on social networks to maintain relationships and communication. This decreases the amount of face-to-face interactions.
Another disadvantage of technology is that many industries are reliant on it, which requires employees to be knowledgeable or have certain skills, such as computer networking. This makes it difficult for people without specific technology skills to find a job.
With the vast amount of technology used in society, electric outages and other system problems can impact transactions, information and other areas. For example, if a computer system in a store goes down, the company will be unable to conduct business properly.