If we take the word “need” seriously and strictly, technology is not a “need.” “Needs” in life would be food, water, land, air and so on. Of course we can survive without technology.
However, in the society that we live in today, it can’t be said that technology is simply a “want” because one must have technology in order to be fully included and “functional.” For example, you won’t be able to have an active social life in the modern society without technology. Without technology, you won’t be able to work as efficiently as the technologically advanced modern society demands you to. Without technology, you won’t be able to have a resourceful, plentiful life because you will have to earn your money solely from manual labor that doesn’t require any technology. After years of technological development, we came to depend so much on technology that it is too late to live without technology now. Important aspects of life including money, entertainment and communication all directly or indirectly derive from technology.
To conclude, the technology is simply a want if one does not consider the condition of the current society. However, if one looks at this issue in today’s time frame, technology is a want and almost a need.