Scientific Advancement One Step forward, two steps back

Technology is constantly evolving around us, and this creates changes in our society and how we live our day to day lives. Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity Is Near, defines Singularity as "a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed."

Marry Shelly, author of the book Frankenstein, used scientific advancement as a major theme in her story about a lost and confused man creating a monster. When Marry wrote this book, she emphasized the pros and cons of creating this monster and doing this made the reader see different perspectives of the story. Throughout the book, the monster starts learning more than what Victor expected. The monster found out that he was created by Victor and that Victor regrets making him because of how powerful the monster truly was. This made the monster develop a hate for Victor, and in the end the monster kills him.

It is no secret that the world we live in today could easily be destroyed within seconds by atomic bombs. Science has created beneficial weapons for our country and safety, but at the same time there is never an exact measurement of just how safe they are. Muneeb Jamal, author of Disadvantages of Science and Technology, speaks about technology bringing more harm than good to our society. Just like Victor creating the monster, it brought more harm to him and his family than good.

So what?

Although technology comes with multiple benefits for our safety and health, life is not a book. And unlike Frankenstein, it is not easy to abandon your mistakes when they turn out wrong. Science and Technology needs to be supervised more closely to avoid life threatening mistakes.

Work Cited

Jamal, Muneeb. "Latest Articles,News,Notes, And Lectures." Disadvantages of Science and Technology. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.

Kurzweil, Ray. The singularity is near: when humans transcend biology. New York: Viking, 2005. Print.


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