Topic Examples for Essay on Technology

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  1. What are the long term effects of living in a technological world? Are these negative or positive?

  2. How has social media helped solve and create problems in countries outside the U.S.?

  3. Will governments like China continue to be able to control access to the Internet and social media among their citizens?

  4. What are the implications of ever increasing globalization through technology to our global economy?

  5. Technology is moving so quickly that we are frequently using computers, software programs and other technologies that have frustrating glitches and problems. Is there a solution?

  6. How does our experience of social interactions with other humans influence the way we interact with machines?

  7. When does it become morally wrong to genetically engineer your child?

  8. Does the Internet need controls or censorship? What kind?

  9. Do digital tools make us more or less productive at work?

  10. To what extent is the development of new technologies having a negative effect on us?

  11. How will technology developments change our lives in 20 years?

  12. Should people get an identity chip implanted under their skin?

  13. Should people in all countries have equal access to technological developments?

  14. Is Organic food really better for you than genetically modified foods?

  15. What are genetically modified food technologies able to do? How does this compare with traditional plant breeding methods?

  16. Should genetically modified food technologies be used to solve hunger and nutritional issues in poorer nations?

  17. Since it is now possible to sequence human genes to find out information about possible future heath risks, is that something everyone should have done? What are the advantages or disadvantages?

  18. If people have genetic testing, who has the right to that information? Should health care companies and employers have access to that information.

  19. If parents have genetic information about their children, when and how should they share it with the child?

  20. What sort of genetic information should parents seek to get about their children and how might this influence raising that child?

  21. Would having cars that drive themselves be a good or bad idea?

  22. Should information technologies and Internet availability make work from home the norm?

Egg and Sperm Donation Technology

  1. What regulation should there be on the infertility technologies?

In-Vitro Transplant Technology

  1. Is it ethical for a woman to carry someone else’s child?

Surgery Research Topics

Technology and our Bodies Paper Topics

Organ Transplant Technology

The Beating Heart Donors (about organ transplant donors)

  1. When is a person dead?How do we define death?Should there be changes in our definition of “brain death?”

  2. Should organ donors be given pain medications?

  3. Should we choose organ donation for ourselves and our loved ones?

  4. Do organ donors feel pain?

Animal Transplant Technology

  1. Is it ethical to use tissue from animals in people?

  2. Are using embryonic stem cells necessary, or will technological innovations make these obsolete?

Genetic Engineering of Humans Research Links

  • Genetically Engineering Babies with 3 Parents (two short articles explaining this)

  • Reverse Eugenics: Choosing an Embryo Who HAS a Disability

  1. Is human cloning a good idea or a bad idea?

  2. Should we ban human cloning?

Technology and Perception of Self

  1. Does science have the final say about who we are? Will technology create an “Inception” effect to where people would not be able to distinguish out of body and in body experiences?

Brain Manipulation Technologies

  1. Is controlling brains with technology ethical?

  2. Has an increase in technology use caused the rise in mental illness in the U.S.?

  3. Should technologies be used to control drug addictions if this becomes possible?

  4. Should we seek ways to control the brain through technologies?

  5. What are the social dangers of brain controlling technologies?

People and Technology

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How did technologies in the past like radio or the telephone change the way people related? Are modern technologies more helpful or harmful to human relationships?

Texting and Cell Phone Technology

  1. Should there be social rules about cell phone use in the workplace or schools?

  2. How are technologies changing the way people interact in the workplace?

  3. Has texting and social media made this generation unable to communicate in person.

Social Media Technologies

  1. How large a role should social profiles have in hiring and other decisions?

  2. How justifiable is it to take legal action against someone for posts on social media sites?

Information Technologies

  1. Is technology changing the way we read?

  2. Is being able to find information quickly online a good or bad thing?

  3. How is Google Searching changing us?

  4. How should we change teaching to incorporate new technologies?

  5. How important is it that schools teach using iPads, Smartboards, social media and other new technologies?

  6. Is there an intelligence developed through conventional reading and research which is being lost in the digital age?

Does the Internet Make You Smarter?

  1. Do schools and parents need to encourage or discourage media use?

  2. How is reading digitally different than reading print?

  3. Is Google affecting the attention span of young people?

  1. Should we worry about the fact that the line between the human brain and a computer is getting blurred? Is it a problem that computers will soon be able to think?

  2. Should we build robots to do many of the tasks people don't like to do?

3D design, printing, scanning





air turbulence


alternative fuels

analytical mechanics

antibacterial products (toys, etc.)

artificial intelligence

asynchronous signal processing

biometric signatures

boundary layer

bridge collapse

CAD/CAM/CAE systems

"carbon footprint"

cell phones

composite materials

computer forensics

computer modeling

computer viruses

computer voice recognition

design optimization

Earth-sheltered homes

electric cars



FEA, finite element analysis

fiber optics

flow: transonic, hypersonic & unsteady

fluid dynamics

flutter phenomena


GIS technology

high horsepower cars


hybrid vehicles


Internet technologies

ipods: beyond music

LAN/WAN servers

laser applications

liquid crystal applications


microchipsmicrowave engineering

mobile computing





naturalistic decision making

new tech gadgets

night vision technology


nuclear plants generating electricity



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