Technological Progress in History

by : Andrew



Technology had become an integral part of our daily living. Technological activities, social organizations, and apparatuses provide several opportunities for cultural and economic development. Technology decrease production price, saves efforts and time, and gives a compulsory push for cultural growth. Further than that, technological influence is often impulsive, which sometimes may have disastrous effects. Catastrophe in Chernobyl nuclear power plant of 1986, actions of September 11, explosions of nuclear power in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are only some of the most well-known outcomes of technological innovation. Technology still is the most mighty tool and if a wrong person uses it, either unintentionally or intentionally, it can damage even millions of citizens.

This article has a goal to find out pros and cons of scientific innovation. The influence of the three major technology categories - technological activities, social organization, and apparatuses, has to be discussed comparing both costs and benefits on the two most important spheres of individual's life - cultural and economic. Possibly, the question that bothers everybody most of all is whether it is possible to control technological. In case if it can be predicted and controlled with sufficient accuracy, unpleasant consequences can be eliminated. Known technological innovation is impartial; the ways of exclusion of adverse outcomes of technological innovation has to be discussed as well, which usually proves that technical benefits overshadow the costs.

The very few sections in culture which are extremely influenced by scientific change are transportation, food production, communication processes, warfare. After examining the issue to the very origins, one can end up with thought that culture is a creation of technological activities. Painting, printing, customs and traditions result from the capacity of a human to apply and reason technological actions that make the production processes easier. Cultural and technology development are the two integral parts of a sole unit. Following the skill to reason and the need to survive, civilization discovers technological processes which in future stimulates rational development and gives chances for self expression