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Impact of technology on society

Societies have changed overtime and so did technology. As a matter of fact, due to the perpetual change in technology, science is dynamically changing. During the first half of the 20th century, when the world was entangled in war, governments made sure funds were available for scientists to pursue research with wartime applications — and so science progressed in that direction along with many other directions, deciphering the mysteries of nuclear energy and many others. This is just a very brief and simple example amongst countless of others portraying how science paved the pathway for technology to get enhanced with every passing minute. The dynamic evolution of technology in countless disciplines has made life a lot easier. For example, long before cell phones were invented, it was so hard to communicate with people unless you go see them. It took a lot of time for messages to get delivered and for people to get in touch. With the use of cell phones and its markedly noticed improvements, people can communicate with one another and get in touch so easily. They can even see each other no matter how far the distance is, technology has made communication exceedingly easy and fast. However, there are also drawbacks to technology and its advancements. People now get to spend less time with one another due to the fact that each member of the family is hooked up on any of the various social networking applications; we’re basically staring at screens most of the time that we tend to overlook the fact that we’re supposed to be spending time with the people around us like family members and friends. The rapid pace of advancement of technology can sometimes be hard to keep up with and it can sometimes surpass the capabilities of human beings themselves. In the movie “Transcendence” by Johnny Depp in which he is a scientist motivated by curiosity about the nature of the universe. He works with a team to create a sentient computer. He predicts that such a computer will create a technological singularity, where everything will change; an event which known as "Transcendence”. This film perfectly portrays the advancements of technology along with its negative consequences. The power of technology can surpass the power of man and can be destructive to man as well. The movie reveals the power of artificial intelligence and how it can be powerful enough to destroy the universe. Science can be scary to an extent due to the fact that it is unpredictable and can be more powerful than man because the more advanced technology becomes, the more it seems to have control over our lives. This is one among many other reasons that contribute to the disadvantages of advancements in science and technology.

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