Technology: Boon or Bane

Posted by Girish Patil | 7:13 PM

Technology offers many advantages than disadvantages. It has made our life easy, comfortable, simple and luxurious.

Technology is supporting human so much that now a person can work from his home.

It has helped a lot in uniting people. In fact with the help of internet the world has just turned in to a global village.

Technology doesn’t make man. Man makes technology... hence it depends on the use we employ it....Nuclear energy is indeed destructive....However if we use it constructively its great boon.... Rocket Science has many peaceful uses for space exploration & kind. But if harnessed for war purposes it’s bound to be destructive.... Similarly Television & Internet has its own plus & minus side. If human mind tilts towards destructive uses then we can’t take technology itself at fault.....

But I feel that this technology is more boon than bane.

Please put your views here.

Reply 1

It will be both.

most things in life are not all good or all bad. Like most other things, technology in the future will be both, depending on application, person suing/programming, benefits, etc.

consider atomic power, for instance.

as nuclear power for electricity, it is definitely good. as an atomic weapon, it can be used to cause terrible destruction.

For every weapon of death and destruction we've invented, we've come up with a thousand ways to boost food production, increase access to personal fulfillment, save lives, and simply to amuse ourselves. On the whole, technology has been a boon for almost as long as we've existed.

Let me ask you this: can you imagine going back to a mode of existance before technology? Before we even had clothes, or spears? Before fire and language? All of these things were inventions, and if you can't imagine even living without what we have now (much less comfortably), then you'll have to agree that technology is too valuable to ever give up.

That said, it has it's downsides. Recently, technological progress has led to a deterioration of our resources. The ability of technology to adapt to hostile conditions is being strained in the face of the effect we're having on the environment. It's entirely possible that some technological breakthrough will allow us to survive without relying on our earth exclusively, but it's a race of the boon vs. the bane, and the finish line is getting awfully close.

Reply 2

Life without a mobile phone is unimaginable these days. You will not see a single person without a mobile phone when you walk down the street. Even at your workplace or any public area, you hear thousands of ringtones throughout the day. The latest mobile phones not only allow you to take pictures but you can also play games, listen to music, access the internet, and organize a day planner and much more. No longer have you to think about the high prices before buying a latest mobile phone. The online mobile shops help you find the latest phones in cheap mobile phone deals.

Out stripping the growth of fixed telephony, mobile phone networks have rapidly spread through out the world in less than 20 years!

It is exciting as well as frightening to observe the trend as to how technology has intruded into our lives and system.

Our mobile phones pose a serious threat to our security. Firstly because of the kind of dependence that we have developed on these devices over a period of time and also because this dependence could be susceptible target of an anti-social mind. During London Bombing 7/07/05 mobile network were disabled by the authorities who tried to pre-empt the use of this type of threat The Madrid bombing in 2004 was triggered by a mobile phone device!

That does give us an insight of technology can be equally dangerous!

Quite recently, with the availability of the new camera enabled mobile phones, serious debates have triggered, over the intrusion of privacy. People have often been caught indulging into cheap acts of intruding into the personal lives of other people

Reply 3

Every invention isa boon until it is misused.Technology is surely a boon when we use it in a right way.

Reply 4

The only constant is change. So when time for technology came, it came for a change and like every other change it has brought with it its pie of pros and cons. Technology has made life easy. It changed our way of thinking. Now we can imagine of having our morning tea at New York, lunch at New Delhi and dinner with some alien on Moon.

If we at all wish to quantify the cons of technology, we will end up with just our own flaws. Because it is mankind himself who has developed these things of benefit and later started misusing the same.

Let us be ready for the next change!

Reply 5

Yes Dr.sachin actually technolgy has started to move our life easily and smoothly but now days people are misusing it and also that technology it self harming to us like we invented petrol for energy now this petrol has the most common reason for pollution and we can not now live with out mobile phones but there are research taht it harms us in many ways

Reply 6

Every technology if well utilized is boon and if misused is bane.

  1. Anonymous January 5, 2014 at 6:44 AM  

    Technology can be both boon or a bane because it depends on how we use it...since man made the technology and its not that technology made the a days as we can see there has been a rapid growth in defense,rocket science,internet etc...

  2. Anonymous September 25, 2015 at 3:00 AM  

    Techonology is more bane than boon! Life without technology was peaceful, healthy, lovable, cheerful and what not. The only good thing about technology is people cannot be fooled easily.
    People say with help of technology sophisticated medicines are made to cure various health disorders but mamy health disorders are due to technology, radiations causes damage to brain, people stopped thinking in their free time and are only busy with tech, which inturn is causing brain to shrink.
    Tech gave us vehicles, result people stopped walking and hence health disorders.
    After renaissance , the early phase of tech, the population increased drastically, which again in bad for long run.
    Tech installed hell lot of ambitions, desires in humans which are not good as not accomplishing those causes anxiety, greed, restlessness, anger, crimes.
    What is the use of such globalisation and technology , that has taken away the peace of humans.
    Humans have become emotionless due to chats, video chats, face to face meet is taken for granted.
    Tech has given bachelors living away from families to give "hapiness to family". Tech gave us nuclear families, shorter life spans. People lived 90-120 years without tech but now a days on an average most humans starts taking life time medicines from 25-30years of his age. Tech is killing culture, and foremost peace of mind and killing nature too. Note, Humans are part of nature!