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."
Our new age is an age of high-tech. With millions of innovations coming to the world, our life has
Our new age is an age of high-tech. With millions of innovations coming to the world, our life has been changed so much. 20 years ago, We could not even image what the life would be like as today. But unfortunatly, there is an asymetry if we put the development of high tech and humanity together in the near decades. While the science and technique is moving forward on the freeway at it`s highest speed, it`s hard for us to find clues that imply the coming of a new milestone for humanity.
I am so sorry to see the international political atmosphere getting more and more intensive and the maintenance of peace is not based on the inner requirment for life but the menace of power. Armed with high-tech, some parts become so cruel and evil that they never take other people`s lifes into account while the others become so fragile. The shade of war never goes far away.
I am so sorry to see the violence becoming pervading in the world. Can we forget the innocent spirits in the shotting in America? Can we forget the sweet smile of two British girls who missed in their way out and could never come back? Though i think it`s unfare to inpute all these crimes to high tech , it`s the development of media that help us to know all the things to some extend, we can find the disbalance between the humanity and tchnological innovations again.
And, poverty. While Marshall`s words in his Principles of Economy still ring the bell, we still have no way to resolve the problem of poverty at all. So many persons are suffering the short of drinking water, poor nutrition, no medical care or education. Thanks to hightech, we can see the picture of them conveniently, but, how can we help them with the fruits of the development of science?
I do believe there is still a long way to go before we find efficient way to increase humanity at last, and we should face the truth that, part of the comvenience of web and other innovations, the relationship between people is getting much thinner than before.