There is no denying the many positive effects of technology in today's society, and its necessity in people's daily lives has become widespread. As a result, the amount of energy being used increases as technology advances further. This phenomenon raises the question: Do the negative effects of progress outweigh its benefits?
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Benefits of technology
Society today thrives in technology, and it is used in all aspects of daily living. From transportation to business to education, technology has indeed permeated the entire world.
Technology has made everything easier, faster, and more efficient and productive with less effort. Among the most useful devices and gadgets are cars, smartphones and computers, all of which many cannot live without. Even in the household, technology has become essential. Television sets and high-tech appliances (i.e. dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers) have become standard fixtures in most homes.
The downside technology
As much as technology has made human life more convenient, so is its effect on the environment troubling. The mass use of electronics has continually increased energy consumption. The process of energy production is one of the main reasons for air pollution, which will continue to destroy the earth's atmosphere if not remedied. Among other contributors to pollution are greenhouse gases from household products and appliances as well as the smoke and fuel combustion from cars.
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