Every civilization has its forms of the anti-hero within its lore and mythology. However, in today’s society that anti-hero is something that looks each of us in the face every morning when we wake up. It has penetrated almost every aspect of our lives. That anti-hero is technology. I’m calling technology an anti-hero because of the effects that it has on society and the methods it uses are sometime unorthodox. Technology has increased human knowledge and skills throughout the years, however, over that same time it took away older knowledge and skills fundamental to life. In the first section I’m going to address the positive effect of technology has on our knowledge and skills. In the second, I will focus on the negative ways technology affects knowledge and skills and how to mitigate it.
Technology is a beautiful thing and very beneficial to carrying out our daily lives. The internet lets us develop application software where we can train our brains, entertain ourselves, and communicate with almost anybody from anywhere in the world. Technology has also advanced so much that we are creating robots to take over dangerous human jobs, and satellites to track the development of our solar system. Most people use some type of technology in their life everyday whether it be a cellphone, computer at work or even a watch to tell time. All of these aspects can surely have downsides, but they do not amount to the number of beneficial opportunities that each provide to our daily lives. Technology affects society tremendously and is definitely beneficial when looking at how it has advanced over the years to improve the daily lives of the human society.
Many people tend to believe technology is more harmful than it is helpful. You have had to hear how the internet totally corrodes children 's social skills and contributes to illiteracy. It is no secret the internet can be a filthy place and innocent children can easily fall as prey to online predators. Although the internet can fall into all of these negative catagories, the fact still remains that there are also many scholar benefits of allowing your children access to the internet. As the internet can now be accessed from the tip of our fingers from mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops, innovated tecnology can encourage creativity and intelligence in children. Students nowadays mostly learn through the internet via
When I was a child, I did not have a dream of a certain occupation, but I knew what I wanted to do in the future, a robot leg for my aunt. My aunt is disabled and cannot even stand up. For years as a child, I thought of how to make legs for my aunt since I wanted her to be able to walk. As I have grown up, I have witnessed how technology has had great benefits on not only disabled people but also others. As I discovered my abilities in mathematics and physics and my interest in engineering, I kept my childhood emotions and wonders: producing and creating innovations which will help not only my aunt but also all humankind.
Scientists are also starting to develop exoskeletons that can be worn all the time but could also help patients with spinal injuries that prevent them from walking and letting them walk with rehabilitation. Organ transplants have probably one of the biggest helps ever discovered. These transplants have saved many people for instance one organ donor can save up to eight lives. The same donor can also save or improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and eyes. More than 120k people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants. Technology has come here to the human lives to help us in so many ways. Without technology I don’t think humanity would’ve made it as far as it has.
One of the most talked about question in modern society is what the future will bring and how it will make our lives more efficient. When we think of the near future, many play back that scene from there favorite movie or T.V. show where the future is depicted in a technology driven way. With how advanced technology has come in the short amount of time we have developed it, this images are not too far off. This can often pose another question; is the fast pace technology gain beneficial or going to be harmful in the future? The topic when discussed is often torn, because of the many pros and cons of our modern day technology. In mine and many others opinion, technology can beneficial because it makes communication more efficient and
With the advancement in science, people's lives have become more and more dependent on technology. Today the first question that everyone asks when they visit any place is "What's the Wi-Fi password?" It has become quite rare to find people going through big fat books and encyclopedias to find something they need. Need a recipe? Google it. Going to a new city? Kudos to Google Maps. Missing someone living on the other side of the globe? Skype and FaceTime to the rescue. It is just a matter of few years when technology will become every man's basic need. "Smarter than You Think" and "I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the App." written by Clive Thompson and Jenna Wortham respectively admire the wonderful effects of technology on people's daily life. There is no doubt that several complications have also arised with the increase use of technology. So, people should be able to realize their limit to use the wonders of science.
which can benefit our lives, but ultimately shape us into something we’re all slowly becoming— addicted.
Technology is ever increasing in our society. There seems to be more and more focus on innovation, learning, and making everything as efficient as possible with the help of technology. Technology is not only used at home, but practically everywhere. Libraries and schools, in particular, are aiding in the learning process for many, with the use of technology. While technology holds a plethora of benefits, there is a rather common debate about if the use of it holds more consequences than benefits for children. There is a great importance on knowing how much technology is too much, what kind of content is appropriate or beneficial, and how to protect children from situations that occur in online platforms, such as cyber bullying.
Human enhancement is a ubiquitous aspect of our society that “adds” to an individuals life. What humans classify as enhancement is not fixed nor ever-changing, but rather a form of the human desire to improve. As long as humans have the will and means to live, enhancements will continue to be the seed of many controversies and the stem of new scientific discoveries that will change our society. For this reason, human enhancement is a necessity. A necessity, however, that must be monitored.
Basic Research is initiated with a purpose in context to researcher’s interest or exploration. The main principle or motive that drives basic research is to extensively explore for more knowledge and information and not to change or develop anything. The main reason of doing basic research is to get an idea of quality that results from proper scrutiny. For example, how was earth explored or how we started life on earth? These questions bulbs the entire idea of examining something in context to explore or be knowledgeable of any unidentified or specific idea that is entirely unknown to every unit involved in this research.
Jacques Ellul once quoted, “Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which an efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.” How many lives have been saved since the technology for health situations was invented? This question should give a general idea of how important and different lives would be without the use of technology. Mechanization has changed and improved throughout these past years, which has impacted many of society's lives’. Modern technology is beneficial to save many lives, improve education, but could be harmful to the planet and on the living in many ways.
According to Steve Ballmer, I quote “The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn 't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” End of quote. Although research has shown that technology is the enemy of human progress; over the years, technology has created faster communication, shortcuts in working, improved medical advances, and aided in relaxation.
The future of extensive and intensive augmentations to become cyborgs won’t necessarily mean that we will all feel superhuman. While these developments that have been made in the progress of improving the human bodies possess unbelievable potential to change many lives, but most of the enhanced needs to make some sacrifices to be augmented. Gabril Licina, who experimented with unlocking infrared vision in humans stated that “The myth to dispel is that with an augmentation, people will easily become superhuman. It’s important that we stay grounded in scientific reality. It’s not as easy as just popping a pill or flicking a switch.” Subjects from Licina’s experiments found that they could improve their night vision by adjusting their nutritional input, but with the cost of missing some of blue or green perception. It is important to consider the factor of sacrificing certain qualities and special trainings for the improvement of oneself as simply implanting a machine in the body does not immediately gives one incredible abilities. Modifying a runner by putting high quality blades does not instantly turn him or her into a superstar runner- the underlying precondition of fitness and talent are still fundamental. It takes time and patience to adapt and utilize the full potential of the new body.
Ever since humans time on earth we have been adding pollutants to our air and valuable ecosystem. Different types of pollutants need specific ways to get them out of the system and so many people struggle with just finding a way to get it out, But also getting it out completely of the air is hard to figure out and having the technology and resources has been a challenging task to many. These things take time and money to create. Where to start? How about Canada where a team called Carbon Engineering is using biotechnology to create a prototype of a larger scale machine in hopes to reduce carbon pollution. Not only does it reduce the carbon in the air but it makes it reusable.