Nowadays, new technology is everywhere, but it wasn't alwals like that. According to you, new technology is a good or a bad thing for our society ?
At, first, I figure the science is neutral and technology is all contingent upon how you make use of it. I am not very sure how other people practice these technologies. In my view, they are nothing more than tricks or tips which enable us to learn more, think more and communicate better. Aside from these good points, nothing to do with our everyday life. That is telling us we had better make best of current technology and prevent its side effects from ruining our life.
It is all contingent upon how you look to the new technology with which to develop your life and career. Imagine that, now you have a blade with which to cook a nice and tasty meal then you will have a lovely dinner with your family. Otherwise as a perpetrator, the blade can be used to commit a crime. Blade is totally neutral with no thought and It is all about human choices.
Technology is as neutral as the Newton's law of universal gravity that drives all planets revolving. You do not have to like it or hate it. The world is not going to stop running as you wish.
It's useful but also causes lots of new problems. For me,I think world would be a better place if there was no tehnology,average self-phones without millions of options were quite enough. Nowdays inventions are crossing the line.
The progress is always good. So, technology is the great thing in our lives. The question stands in which way people should use all the new abilities that we get)
To be honest, I don’t really have an answer to that question.
Things invented by people aren’t always harmless.
Plastic products for example are cheap and versatile. We find them all around us in almost everything we use, but they are not biodegradable and we humans are terrible at recycling. All of these plastic bags on our streets got washed into gutters, into rivers and eventually go to the sea, but they don’t disappear, fish and sea creatures eat and choke on them. Due to weathering, these plastic pieces also further break into tiny microscopic plastic particles that fish meat is now found to contain them (for more, google “Synthetic Sea: Plastic in the Ocean ”).
Without Chemistry, medicine is not possible, but with Chemistry, there come chemical/industrial wastes. One can hardly find a river that is free from any form of chemical pollution on the island where I came from.
It is true that because of technology, now humans live longer (ancient people used to die before they hit 30 or 40’s). And without technology, I wouldn’t know across the globe there was such a question from France right now and I couldn’t possible respond to it even if I did know. But I still got mixed feelings.
BORNA’s got a point. We should take control of the technology and increase our productivity in smart ways. But wait a minute… come to think of it, we are not controlled by technology, we are controlled by our greed! We always want to have new things, new flat screen TV and new sofa. Some of us throw away clothes simply because we got tired of wearing them. Many of us own more than one cellphones and computers and even several cars and big wardrobes. But on the other hand… why work hard for money if we can’t spend it on new things, right?