Youths and Technological Advances: Merits and Demerits

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Youths and Technological Advances: Merit and Demerits TEXT: Daniel 12: 3 The youthful age is the part of life that succeeds to childhood (Webster, 1828). It is the period of time when somebody is young: the period of human life between childhood and maturity. A youth is being said to be Young, Obedient/Obstinate, Useful/Useless, Tenacious/Turncoat, Heroic/Heroics. There are several instances in the scripture of which there are youths whose lives have been made or marred based on their perception of youthful age. (Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou…show more content…
These developments have enabled significant new technological innovations and scientific discoveries. And finally, they have had an enduring effect on the world. Examples of such include: the compass, the mechanical clock, the glass lens, the printing press, the steam engine, the telegraph, electric power, wireless communications, antibiotics, the transistor and others. What a difference 1,000 years have made! In AD 1000 the world was a very different place. Most people spent their entire lives within a few miles of their birthplace. Communication was limited to a small circle of villagers and the occasional passer-through. Disease struck with dreadful regularity against a population that had almost no defenses. With the exception of a few priests and other elites, people were basically illiterate, and there was very little to read anyway. People in 1000AD measured time by the Sun and the Moon. Scientific observation was limited to what could be seen with the naked eye. Today, thanks to a millennium of scientific discovery and innovation, people's lives have been transformed. They can view events as they happen half a world away. They can pick up the phone and talk to a friend or relative in a foreign country in seconds. Motorized transportation, from cars to jets, allows people to travel long distances in short time periods. Electricity runs a vast array of labor-saving and entertainment

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