Technology’s Beneficial for Humanity

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Technology is one of the principal driving forces of the future, transforming our lives and shaping our future at rates unprecedented in history. Many different elements affect how satisfied we are with our lives. The impact of technology on these elements can change how safe, healthy and happy people feel. Throughout history, people have looked for better ways to meet their needs and to satisfy their expectations. Technology has improved the way people feed, clothe and shelter themselves. It has also changed other aspects of everyday life such as health care, education, job satisfaction, and leisure activities. All in all, humans control technology. This is also evident in Steven Spielberg’s film, Minority Report. This film sets place in Washington D.C in the years of 2054, where the society is highly technological advanced. Even though in both setting technology is highly enhanced, technology is used for humanity’s benefits and as a result humans control technology and not vice versa.

Firstly, we only use technology that benefits humans. For example, we use medical technology to saves millions of lives around the world each year through vaccinations that prevent people from getting deadly diseases, and drugs. In addition, technology provides with us devices that save time and energy. Ultimately a world without such technology would not be a suitable world to live in. Similarly, in Minority Report, humans use technological devices such as pre-cogs to prevent crimes from occurring. The pre-cogs reveal the time of the murder, the murderer's name, and the victim's name only. All other facts of the crime, chiefly the location, can only be ascertained by clues given by the various images relayed around the time of murder. It is evident that in both scenerios, humans create technology that they can benefit from.

Furthermore, humans have created technology acknowledging that it does not reproduce on its own. On the note, humanity is able to make technology...