From the television you watch to the mobile phone you use to connect with your near and dear ones, from the car you drive to the refrigerator you use to store your food, from the air conditioners you use to beat the heat to the laptops you use to accomplish various tasks – everything is a gift of technology.
Technology – An Integral Part of Our Life
Technology has become an integral part of our lives. It is ever-evolving and is responsible for our changing lifestyle. Newer technological inventions are taking the market by storm and people hardly take any time to get accustomed to these.
Technological advancements have also led to the growth and development of the nations as a whole.
The Downside of Technology
Here is a look at the downside of technology:
The use of technological equipment has given rise to various types of pollution. The industrial waste is thrown in the seas and other water bodies, thereby leading to water pollution, the smoke emitted by factories and vehicles causes air pollution, noise pollution is also a result of the production/ use of technological devices. Industrial waste has also led to soil pollution. Technological advancement has also given way to thermal, radioactive and light pollution.
- Depletion of Natural Resources
Many natural resources are being over-exploited to produce technological equipment. While these equipment have proved to be useful in many ways this practice is resulting in the depletion of natural resources which is a threat to the environment.
- Health Issues
Rise in the level of pollution and the weakening of natural environment has led to several health issues. The use of technology has also reduced physical activities which again has given rise to various health problems. Breathing problems, lung infection and obesity are among the problems that are on an all time high due to the increasing use of technology.
The work which was once done manually is now accomplished with the help of machines. The production of machines has thus taken away the livelihood of several people.
- Nuclear Weapons
Technology has also led to the production of nuclear weapons that are a threat to the mankind.
Almost everything we use in our day-to-day life is a gift of technology and we cannot imagine our lives without most of these things. However, as much good as the technology has done to the mankind, we cannot deny the fact that it has also caused as much harm to our surroundings.