Technology: Boon or Bane?
It would be ungrateful on our part not to recognize how immense the boons are which modern technology has given to mankind. Can we think of living without computers, mobile phones, electricity or modern methods of publishing? We all know the impact of technology in medical science & education system on us. There was a time when diseases such as malaria, influenza & TB were considered to be incurable. But now even some forms of Cancer are curable. All this would not have been possible if it were not for the progress made by medical science.
The fact is technology has contributed to significant improvements in other areas like communication, travel, human living, global warming, nuclear stockpiles etc. The greatest technical inventions are those which have affected the larger mass of people.
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The Internet, mobile phone, automobile, rail travel, CT scan have made a significant difference in people’s lives. Technology has made our life easy, comfortable, simple and luxurious. Technology is supporting human so much that now a person can work from his home. It has helped a lot in uniting people.
In fact with the help of the Internet, the world has just turned in to a global village. Yes, technology & scientific invention has its disadvantages also. A car is a wonderful gift of technology to mankind. But a reckless driver is capable of using it as a weapon of destruction. Television is a mean of instruction & entertaining people but it is often used as a channel false propaganda. Atomic energy provides a number of wonderful uses to mankind. But again, certain destructive minds plan to use atomic energy for the destructive purpose.
Television & Computer Technology makes one lazy and obese. We are unable to walk even for a short distance, because we became so used to taking out our car even for a short distance. But I feel that technology is more boon than bane. It’s up to us to decide whether we can survive without modern technology or continue to use it by paying a heavy price for it. When we say technology is dominating our life, in a sense we are allowing it to do so. As a human being we have a brain, to decide what’s wrong, what’s not, when to stop, and when to get off.