GRE Essay Topic 300 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Technology is a necessary but not always a positive force in modern life."
Author: ng13ng | Date: April 4, 2016 | Score: 6.5
Without technology, the modern world would not exist. Much of what defines society today has been the result of recent technological innovations, many of which have become an integral part of the daily lives of global citizens in this day and age. Progression from one historical period to the nex...
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Technology is one of the greatest inventions of mankind. It is so powerful that it shapes our thinking and our way of life easier in no time. It is ever evolving. Technology offers many advantages than disadvantages. It has made our lives easy, comfortable, simple and luxurious. Technology has every thing in it; the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Technology was invented and developed to make progress of life easier and simpler. But due to the ill capacity of the human being to completely understand the marvel it has created, life for everyone is slowly changing into a scary movie wherein the creation is behind creator's life.
So, it is in our hands to use the positive side of the technology and ignore the negatives it creates. For example, Nuclear energy is indeed destructive, but, if we use it constructively it is a great boon. Rocket Science has many peaceful uses for space exploration. But if it is harnessed for war it is bound to be destructive. Similarly Television and internet have their own positives and negatives.
If human mind tilts towards destructive uses one should not blame technology for it's ill effects.Read more