Discussion Questions about Technology

Technology is all around us, on computers and in everyday devices, even in the clothes we wear. It is an ever-increasing part of our lives.

Questions about technology are always popular and interesting to readers. Some of these include:

  1. How can you protect yourself from identity theft or online scams?
  2. Is there an easy way to learn how to use new technology without having special training?

Let’s explore those and other discussion questions about technology that will help us understand this topic better

Questions about Technology

These are the best discussion questions about technology 

  1. What’s technology?
  2. What are some of the greatest technological achievements?
  3. What about the greatest technological flops?
  4. How might technology change in the future?
  5. How do we make sure that technology serves us, and not the other way around?
  6. Can you name a country or culture that is using technology in an interesting or unique way right now?
  7. How are those people effectively using technology to further enhance their own lives?
  8. How does technology affect the economy?
  9. Why should we care about technology in schools? 
  10. What are the advantages of technology?
  11. What are the disadvantages of technology?
  12. What kinds of technology are you most excited about?
  13. Which technologies make your life easier, and which ones make it harder?
  14. How might developments in technology change the way schools are run? 
  15. What does it mean to be “smarter” than a machine? 
  16. Why do we want smarter machines or computers or robots?  
  17. How could smarter technology help people who are sick or disabled?
  18. How can technology help address educational barriers for low-income children or those living in remote parts of the world? 

Questions about the Future of Technology

These are some questions about the future of technology

  1. How will technology make our lives better in the next ten years?
  2. What kinds of technology are you most excited about? 
  3. How will computers change in the future?
  4. What do you think will be the next biggest technological advance?
  5. How will I consume information 20 years from now?
  6. What will be the greatest challenge for humans in the future?
  7. Do you think robots will replace people who have jobs, like factory workers or taxi drivers?
  8. Do you think technology will be used to create more weapons of destruction?
  9. How will social media change in the future?

Questions about Technology and Security

These are some discussion questions about how technology is used to stop criminal activities

  1. Should cities have cameras everywhere?
  2. Do you have some concerns about your online privacy?
  3. Is the use of national security technology appropriate?
  4. Do drones make us safer from terrorism?
  5. How much privacy are we willing to give up for security? 
  6. Should the government be able to track my phone calls and emails?
  7. Do you think the government is doing enough to protect our privacy?
  8. What’s the biggest threat that technology poses to people in your country?
  9. What technology brands do you trust the most?
  10. Are you concerned about cyber attacks made to governments and institutions?


Discussion Questions allow you and your students the time to discuss important issues.

These Questions about technology will stimulate a deep discussion, and allow you and your group to examine both sides of an issue.

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English