30 Technology Discussion Questions

Published on July 16, 2021 | Updated on March 8, 2024

Technology refers to methods, systems, and devices that are the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes.

Technology is an indispensable part of our lives. We use it to do everything from texting friends, ordering food, and even checking the weather. But how much do we know about technology?

In this post, you will find the most common questions that people have about technology

General Questions about Technology

These are some general discussion questions about technology

  1. What’s technology?
  2. What are some of the greatest technological achievements?
  3. How do we make sure that technology serves us, and not the other way around?
  4. Can you name a country or culture that is using technology in an interesting or unique way right now?
  5. How does technology affect the economy?
  6. Why should we care about technology in schools? 
  7. What are the advantages of technology?
  8. What are the disadvantages of technology?
  9. What kinds of technology are you most excited about?
  10. Which technologies make your life easier, and which ones make it harder?
  11. What does it mean to be “smarter” than a machine? 
  12. Why do we want smarter machines or computers or robots?  
  13. How could smarter technology help people who are sick or disabled?  
  14. How has science impacted our daily lives?
  15. What are some advantages of having GPS technology?
  16. Has the new advances in technology made learning easier?
  17. What are the benefits of having satellites?
  18. What’s the favorite piece of technology you own?
  19. What is the most impactful piece of technology in our lives?

Questions about the Future of Technology

These are some conversation questions about the future of technology

  1. How might developments in technology change the way schools are run? 
  2. How might technology change in the future?
  3. How will technology make our lives better in the next ten years?
  4. What kinds of technology are you most excited about? 
  5. What do you think will be the next biggest technological advance?
  6. How will I consume information 20 years from now?
  7. What will be the greatest challenge for humans in the future?

Computer and Operating systems

These are some conversation questions about computers and operating systems

  1. What are some computer brands?
  2. What are some computer operating systems?
  3. What are  the most used internet browsers?
  4. what are some key antivirus?
  5. what are some advantages or disadvantages of computers?
  6. Do you own a computer? If so, how often do you use it and for what purposes?
  7. Do you think we need to know much about computers?
  8. How effective is the use of computers in the classroom?
  9. How computers affect our everyday life?
  10. How will computers change the world?

Ipads, Tablets, and Smartphones

These are some general questions about Ipads, Tablets, and Smartphone

  1. what are some of the most common smartphones and tablet brands?
  2. what are some smartphones and tablets operating systems?
  3. what are  the most popular applications?
  4. what are some popular messaging apps?
  5. what are some advantages and disadvantages of using smartphones and tablets?
  6. What do you prefer the most? chatting or video calling?

Social Networks

Those are some general questions about social networks

  1. How many social networks do you use?
  2. What other social networks have you heard of?
  3. what are some video-sharing sites?
  4. what are some advantages and disadvantages of using social networks?
  5. How has technology affected the way that we now communicate?

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Manuel Campos

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