Read the Rest of this Answer for FreePlease view an ad from one of our sponsors to see the rest of this answer.Get AnswerTechnology has impacted families by shortening distances through cheap and accessible communication and transportation.Technology has impacted families as well as the workplace by allowing work-at-home opportunities.Technology has created a world in which people from all over the world can connect for virtually any purpose at any time, which allows amazing opportunities--both for good and bad.Technology has allowed at least one generation--perhaps more--to think they have thousands of "friends"; to communicate meaningfully in 160 characters or less; to know lots of things that don't matter about lots of people who they don't even know; to expect instant, easy-to-read answers to any question they may ask; to reduce and condense all communication to simple acronyms (lol); to have a 3-minute attention span for even serious and deliberate pursuits.In short, technology has increased our life spans and made most aspects of living both easier and more pleasant; it has also created a fairly dependent, lazy, and superficial society.