Effects on Development in Technology

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Since the industrial revolution, society has become more and more dependent on technology. So much so that we sometimes lack the willingness to think before we act. We become impatient if it takes more than a few seconds to download a copy of the morning news paper. During the latter half of the nineteenth century up until World War 2, the development of technology was centered on railroads, electricity and chemicals. That was the Second Industrial Revolution, when such great innovations were developed, in contrast to the First Industrial Revolution which showed developments composed from the science-based aspect. The advances in technology have enabled mankind to become more powerful over the years, and many individuals are using technological services constantly not noticing their influence and the possible consequences of living in such a technologically changing society. We cannot deny that growth of technology has been beneficial to society. Therefore technological development has negatively influenced the social interactions of today’s society, created social problems and posed health concerns to individuals and the environment. Technology has automated many of the critical processes in the industry as well as the household. Imagine the amount of labor that must have been involved in industrial processes when the concept of automation did not exist. Electronic gadgets have entered homes of the common man to rescue him from the boredom of daily chores. Imagine the amount of time people must be spending doing household chores during the time there were no machines and household appliances. It is better not imagined. Today's is the age of robotics. Machines can learn, adopt new things and perform tasks with near-human efficiency. Medical science is an area that has progressed rapidly due to technological development. Because of the availability and improvement of

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