Has humanity made great progress in the past century? Can technology improve the condition of humanity; or, on the contrary,

GRE Essay Topic 285 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Humanity has made little real progress over the past century or so. Technological innovations have taken place, but the overall condition of humanity is no better. War, violence, and poverty are still with us. Technology cannot change the condition of humanity."

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Has humanity made great progress in the past century? Can technology improve the condition of humanity; or, on the contrary, have a negative effect on it? Perhaps different people have different views due to their diverse backgrounds. Some think the condition of humanity has been deteriorated wit...

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I deagree with the fact that humanity has made a little progress. It has rather being the source of technological advancement. It has been the sole factor of humans to help mankind experience a world better than before.

It is humanity that has helped people to solve their issues and this in turn has helped humanity as a whole. With technology , people in rural areas with less facilities have invented substitutes for electricity generation. Innovative technology is a byproduct of the urge to help mankind. In medical field, the research department had found ways to eliminate diseases that once devasted the humans like polio.
Invention of ECG, Sugar level detector etc all have helped humans to monitor themselves.

One may argue that war ,violence and poverty are still prevailing because of less development in humanity. This is not completely true as there are institutes like NGO's formed by common people to help their fellows. Rich folks donations have helped many childrens and families. Adoption is also increasing.

It is technology that can solve many issues relating to mankind. So,Technology doesnt only change humanity but rather go hand in hand.

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