A tech too far: Have we become too dependent on technology?

Technology allowed life to continue through the pandemic, but its dark side includes cyberattacks, vicious online abuse and stress burnout

27th June, 2021
A tech too far: Have we become too dependent on technology?
While digital trapnsformation brings many benefits, it is clear that there is a downside. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Coming after a year of rolling lockdowns, the HSE ransomware attack shocked the nation. Tech experts have warned us for years, of course: all networks are vulnerable.

One question on the lips of some, however, will go well beyond “can we secure our networks?” to something far more fundamental: “have we taken technology too far?”

That IT networks, both global and national, held up in the face of being thrown into...

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