(pg. 13) This too is closed minded thinking when you can see how much our lives have vastly improved from technological advances. Illnesses that once were considered deadly are now things of the past; we are traveling distances in hours when just a decade ago could have been days long, etc. The cautious optimist, in my opinion is one who sees technology as the blessing it is but also knows that it needs to have rules and regulations. We must all be “technological citizens” who implies an understanding
Therefore, I personally believe “Prevention is better than cure”. Like many diseases can be prevented by following simple hygiene procedures like washing hands and also by maintaining clean surroundings. Since time immemorial man has achieved wonderful things in various fields like technology, space research but medicine proves to be most challenging of all, with new strains of organisms emerging at a threatening rate. So, creating awareness among people about various preventive measures and by contributing to research in the healthcare would make the world
He said this as he thought that better nutrition increased the resistance against infections and helped our immune systems to fight them. Although this seems logical, critics say that he doesn’t explain why females, who receive a smaller share of food, lived longer than males. Also how it doesn’t explain why infectious diseases such as measles rose. In the 1950’s improved medical knowledge, techniques and organisations helped to reduce the amounts of deaths. This was due to advances in not just the medical practice but the actual medicine used, for example there were advances in antibiotics.
Jenner found that the boy fell ill to cowpox but after recovering, he was immune to smallpox thus the method of vaccination was born. This discovery was important as it was an improvement on the previous method of inoculation. Inoculation involved deliberately infecting someone with the desired disease but death rates were extremely high as a result of this practise. However Jenner’s discovery of the smallpox vaccination meant that more lives were saved because there were fewer deaths associated with the vaccination technique and it became more popular than inoculation - eventually becoming a widespread method of disease prevention as it is still in use today. The factors of enquiry and science & technology played an important part in the build up to the development of the smallpox vaccination.
Technology can be defined as a science applied for practical purposes. Nowadays, when the rapidness of development and research is so impressive, it is easy to think about the advantages of modern technology. Nevertheless, some people argue that science can destroy mankind. It is also obvious that we are close to an era where technology is limited only by our own imaginations. Does technology go the right way and will it save or ruin our civilization, our way of learning and our life style?
Over the last decade, innovative technology has dramatically change our world, therefore affecting people perception about life. Many people believe in the amenity and convenience they have nowadays, while others oppose by asserting that life today becomes more stressful and tense. From a personal experience, enhanced healthcare system and improved education all contribute to the comfort that life can offer today. First of all, advanced medicine helps maintain the salubrity of people’s health. New discoveries of vaccine allow scientist to cure many hazardous pestilence that baffles the science community many years ago.
I think the second most important discovery is penicillin. Discovered by Alexander Flemming in 1928, it helps to treat many diseases. Thanks to this discovery humans are healthier as a whole. We are better at fighting to disease leading to more people living and living longer. It may seem like an odd choice for the top three (I feel like a lot of people will have electricity and fossil fuels at the top) but I feel like it is one of the most
Premature babies ever since technological advancement have been surviving more and more. Those aren’t enough then look at more of surgical teams, they are more precise and much safer before then it was just slice and dice. It is easy to debate that technology is bad when your life has not been dependent on
Conflicts between countries could be settled in a cultured manner through peace talks through the United Nations rather than using brute force as I mentioned earlier. Though this method would take time to resolve but it's the best way around to minimize deaths of innocent people through war. I would want everyone to have a peaceful and happier place to live in given the fact that our world has changed drastically and has become unstable over the years. As I mentioned earlier, I would improve the development of science and technology in order to boost the research and development. This is extremely important and significant as this would lead to the creation of new type of competent medicines that would be able to cure various diseases, various types of cancers which are
They have made life not only easier, but also exciting and more comfortable. Nevertheless, some people argue that science can destroy mankind. It is also obvious that we are close on an era where technology is limited only by our imagination. There is a quote from Albert Einstein saying that, ‘It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity’. There is no doubt that science and technology affected our lives.