27 Apr 2018

DO WE REALLY NEED TECHNOLOGY?

Reasons for Technology; technology was created to fill a void, need, or want. That’s the essential part of it. We needed a way to communicate faster and better across vast distances than sending mail, which could take months to get from one point to another. So, humans invented the telephone to talk to one another. we are always using technology when we use scientific knowledge to achieve a specific purpose, whether in industry or in our daily lives. From the discovery of the wheel to computers and from mp3 players to the latest technologies like self-driving cars, countless technological innovations have shaped daily life and will continue to influence it in the future.

There are some people who are interested in using technology to create more, improved technology, such as AI seen in robots. In the field of Science, microorganisms, little bugs you can’t see that may potentially kill, have killed hundreds of millions of people in the recent past. So, some big brains decided to come up with new technologies that helped us develop drugs that kill the microorganisms, such as vaccines that protect against them, and so on. Use of technology in the healthcare sector has helped us develop many ways of diagnosing dangerous diseases. The vaccinations, drugs, and medicines developed with a great amount of research have helped to save the life of millions of people across the globe. This has increased the survival rate in all parts of the world.

Humans invented the wheel to move things like goods around without having to carry them. Then invented the horse or the oxen-pulled plough to help us grow more food. Likewise, cars to help us get from one point to another faster. Technological advancement has helped to introduce many positive changes in the educational sector. New methods of learning and teaching have made the process simple and more interesting.

The answer to the question is yes, because of the need for survival when hunting and gathering like in the primitive years. And as our technologies have developed, our quality of life has also developed, exponentially. However, whether or not technology is really needed as much as we think, is a different question. Is using a smartphone really important? is it really needed or better than the “unsmart ones”not sure. But because of the need to stay connected, it is unarguably a need.

Also, the key is to understand the term ‘technology’. If technology is referred to as a digital device such as cell phones, computers, gaming systems, etc. Then it could be argued, that technology could be a thing we can do without. However, if the technology is referred to as anything that aids humans and is not a part, biologically speaking, such as writing utensils, eating utensils, transportation, furniture, fire etc.. then yes, we need technology. Simply put, we need the technologies and technology needs us too. They have been created to be used and therefore there is need to put them to use. come to think of it, what is the essence of creating technology and not put them to use?

 

 

 

Article by: Busayo Tomoh

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