Technology, as mankind is beginning to learn, could be described as a bit of a double-edged sword. There are undeniably many benefits of technology, and yet, at the same time, there are many drawbacks that it is bringing to the world today.
However, without technology, I think that it is safe to say that the world would not be able to function as it does today, and I would argue that it is not technology that is to blame for the drawbacks, but rather how mankind uses it carelessly.
The Importance of Technology: Cars in Our World
Although there are a lot of people in the world today that argue against technology and would like to see it abolished, there is no doubt that we, as human beings, could not function the same way that we do today without technology.
We could not enjoy the same standard of living, and we could not enjoy our leisure time nearly as much. Let’s use the car as an example. Almost everyone in North America and Western Europe has a car.
That is because of the unbelievable convenience that they bring to us! With cars we can traverse the world in a fraction of the time that it takes to walk or even ride a bike (another form of technology!), and this means that people’s lives are made much easier by the car.
As well, people use larger trucks and vehicles to transport goods to other people all throughout the world. There can be no doubt that cars are a perfect example of the importance of technology in our lives today.
Internet Underscores the Importance of Technology
Now let’s discuss another technology that people often view as a double edged-sword. The internet is one of the most unique, controversial, and ultimately useful inventions ever created by mankind.
It allows us a wealth of knowledge at our finger tips, the ability to almost flawlessly contact friends and family from a far, and allows us to save time and money by doing things from our home as opposed to doing things by having to leave, waste gas driving, get to our destination, wait in line for a half an hour, and hopefully get what we are looking for.
The internet fills the gaps of human communication. It allows us to talk to our friends and loved ones if you have to move away for some reason or another. The telephone also does this, but the telephone does not give you a live video stream. Again, the internet could be a synonym for the importance of technology in our world today.
Ultimately, although technology is great for humans as a species, the opponents do have some reason when they say that it is destroying our world. However, technology is just a tool. It is something to be used.
Technology is not good or evil, but the way that humanity uses technology determines whether it is beneficial or not. Sure, cars burn gasoline, but there are safer and healthier methods of auto-locution on their way. If you use technology right, then technology will always be a benefit to us all, and that just shows the importance of technology.