45 Writing Prompts About Technology

Over the last couple of decades, our world has seen a huge growth in new technology. 

From phones that give us the entire internet right in our pocket to self-driving cars taking to the streets, the technology we have today was barely imaginable just a few generations ago.

While some may argue that technology has done more harm than good, it’s absolutely shaped the world we live in—and the future of it.

Using These Prompts

You can use these writing prompts in any way that makes sense to you. The whole point is to get you excited about writing so you can practice your skills.

If you need a little help getting started, try one of these ideas:

  • Challenge yourself to use one prompt each day for a whole month.
  • Start the prompts in reverse order.
  • Use a random number generator to pick your prompt.

Let’s Get Started!

  1. If you had a 3D printer, what is the first thing you would print?
  2. If you could live in any video game world, which would you pick?
  3. What do you think is the most important technological advancement?
  4. Should kids be allowed to have as much screen time as they want?
  5. How has technology in school changed the way we learn?
  6. How do you think people will communicate with others in 50 years?
  7. Write a story about a kid who discovers a teleportation device hidden in an attic.
  8. Do you think people will ever live on Mars?
  9. How has technology helped us as a society?
  10. How has technology harmed us as a society?
  11. Share three specific ways you have used technology today. Provide details.
  12. Write a story or poem about technology using the following words: push, up, cling, time
  13. How is technology different now than it was when your parents were your age?
  14. Do you prefer FaceTime or regular phone calls?
  15. Do you think distance learning should be an option for all students?
  16. Write a story about a kid who builds his own robot.
  17. Research a famous inventor. Write 3-5 paragraphs about their accomplishments.
  18. Do you think the world will ever see flying cars?
  19. Pretend you are an inventor and write an exciting ad for your newest invention.
  20. Which would you rather have: a jetpack, a robot who does all of your chores, or a suit that turns you invisible at will?
  21. What is your preferred method of travelling?
  22. Do you know anyone who works in technology? What do they do?
  23. If you could have any technology-related job, what would it be?
  24. Write a story about a time traveler from 1992 who finds herself in 2022.
  25. Why is it significant that more women are working in STEM careers?
  26. Should eSports be considered a career path like professional sports?
  27. Pretend you are a game developer, and write a proposal for a new video game.
  28. Do you think letters and regular phone calls will soon become obsolete?
  29. What would it be like if you gave up your favorite piece of technology for a week?
  30. Do you think phones in school are helpful or distracting?
  31. Do you prefer PC or console gaming?
  32. Write about a time when you succeeded at something because of technology.
  33. Write about a time when you or someone you know was cyberbullied.
  34. Do you think humans should continue to explore space, or should we focus on the mysteries of the ocean?
  35. Write a story from the point of view of a being on Mars who is watching a shuttle full of humans land on his planet.
  36. Spend a weekend using as little technology as possible. Write 3-5 paragraphs about your experience.
  37. Do you think time travel will ever become reality?
  38. What technology from science fiction do you wish we had?
  39. Do you think the internet is bringing people together, or causing them to drift apart?
  40. Do you think teleportation will ever become reality?
  41. Do you think drones will ever replace traditional delivery drivers?
  42. Choose one of your favorite pieces of technology and write about the pros and cons of having it in your life.
  43. Write a story from the point of view of someone who uses as little technology as possible.
  44. Do you think internet safety and security should be taught in school?
  45. What are some ways we can use technology to help the environment?

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