The Potential Effects of Developing Technology Essay

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Technology is a tool created by the human race to enhance its ability to learn and grow as a collective group. Humans taper these tools, created through technological process, to their uniquely specific needs. Technology, when used in a morally sound way, can have immense benefits that help a culture grow and develop effectively as demonstrated by the society in Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World; however technology can be a double edged sword in the sense that it has the power to destroy as demonstrated in Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 2001 A Space Odyssey. When this is coupled with its own unreliability, technology can be a challenge for those who seek to control and master its enigmas. Technology does not have the ability to choose…show more content…
a shield {with} the World State’s motto: Community, Identity, Stability," (Aldous Huxley p1). In this fictional account of Earth, technology is used to keep people safe and orderly. The motto refers to the way people live and interact in the society. Everyone feels wanted and included making society a safe and stable place for everyone to learn and grow. No one is abandoned; everyone has a place where they belong. Through the use of technology, an individual or a group of people can work together to bring themselves into a new era of prosperity and security. Technology has the potential to be greatly rewarding to those who choose to use it in good conscience but if those people were to use technology in a less responsible way then there could be daunting consequences looming in the distance.

Everyone has their own opinion of how technology should be used and in which direction it should be allowed to progress. These varying ideals create friction between the different factions that control technology. Eventually these varying views on the use of technology lead to conflict. In the final moments of Arthur C. Clark’s 2001 A Space Odyssey, The United States and The Soviet Union nearly destroyed all life on Earth with the technology they had at their disposal. “A thousand miles below, he {Star Child} became aware
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