The Benefits and Perils of Science and Technology

The Benefits and Perils of Science and Technology

By Jawaaz Ahmad
As we are in the throes of the twenty-first century, several new, more efficient technologies have moved into homes and offices. Faster communication is possible via mobile phones and the Internet. If you look, you will notice that technology has grown rapidly over the years that the results are overwhelming.
The etymology of the word Science, comes from the Latin word “scientia”, which means knowledge. It creates theories and laws. Technology, comes from the Greek word “technos”, that is, the study of art and skill. It uses scientific theories and laws to create devices and apparatuses. However, science and technology strive to improve the quality of human life. The development of science has brought innumerable discoveries and inventions that give positive and negative effects. There are many advantages and disadvantages in which science and technology can give people and their environment.
Science and technology make our lives easier. Easier work can be done with advanced machinery and equipment. It gives less work to people and our work can be done faster. These developments make us feel comfortable and easy. It also helps you organize your daily activities. Today, the computer is the most useful and popular invention for every person. Some people claim that they can do nothing without a computer. Some people believe that this is a kind of pleasure. Well, in fact, this is true because the computer makes life more enjoyable, so that we can discover and discover new things. Using a computer is like an adventure. It contains all information and is used to solve mathematical calculations. Through science and technology, it is easier for us to communicate with other people. This is also important in business because transactions and other events are made through the computer. Science and technology allow all people to live in a simple and modern life. They open the door and allows people to enter a new world that is fully developed and well educated.
While Science and technology do give us a positive side, but they also have flaws that really affect human life. If we look around the environment, it is so crowded, polluted and damaged, which is mainly due to the existence of invented technology around the world. Its existence entirely affects our mother Earth, and our environment is replaced by new large buildings and factories managed by technology owners. Science and technology also affect our health and our way of life. Chemicals produced by technologies are dangerous to our health, which is likely to cause death and disease.
Technology-oriented people are impartial because they are too dependent on them and no longer work. People’s lives have changed. Traditional lifestyles are removed and replaced by a modern lifestyle that destroys our culture and society. If we manipulated technology, technology manipulated us. The world is driven by high-tech machines and innovative devices that we believe will bring us good results but generally have changed our whole lives, forgetting the simple life that our ancestors left behind. Science and technology allow us to finish work without any effort. This is bad for us.
Given its advantages and disadvantages, we now realize its consequences when used by us. It is up to us if we protect ourselves against exposure to existing technologies.

—The author is currently pursuing his M.Tech in VLSI Design and Embedded Systems from the Visveswaraya Technological University. He can be reached at: jawaaz.ab6@gmail.com

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