Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mother Nature vs. Tech: How Technology is Affecting the Environment

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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  1. Yes, technology damages the environment in many ways but it also has the capability to limit or prevent the damage using environmental technologies such as recycling and many other things.

  2. We have to understand that we, humans, have destroyed nature so we also have the responsibility to recreate the earth.

  3. I want to share a quote that best describe how technology affects not just the environment but also us, humans.
    “Too much of anything could destroy you, Simon thought. Too much darkness could kill, but too much light could blind.”
    ― Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

  4. Educative as well as informative! thanks for posting this article.

  5. We are responsible of making science and technology a source of knowledge and create green technological concepts to solve these problems. And maybe change of lifestyle as well.