Find out what are the main the pros and cons of technology. We discuss the history, importance and role of technology, as well as its impact on society. Is technological progress good or is it becoming a threat to us? Vote in our poll and debate (see below) The impact of technology on society is undeniable. Technology and science have played a central role in human history and help shape entire civilizations. Technological progress was key for the emergence and downfall of empires. The development of hunting and farming tools allowed our ancestors to dominate other hominid species. The invention of the wheel and writing, as well as the introduction of metal tools and weapons were other landmarks in the history of technology. Many successive civilizations have contributed to the world's advancement. Often the development of technology also helped these societies to , politically, and economically their neighbors, as well as increase the welfare of their citizens.The Egyptians invented many farming, medical and construction technologies. The Mesopotamians are credited for introducing irrigation and drainage systems, as well as sophisticated mud-brick and stone architecture techniques. Greeks were responsible for many inventions, such as the watermill, and the improvement on many existing technologies. Still today Greek mathematicians, engeneers and philosophers are recognised as fundamental to the history of human thought and technology. The Romans brought technology to a new level, and their monumental amphitheatres, aqueducts, bridges, harbours, dams and public baths help them dominate the Western world for centuries. Ancient Indian civilizations are credited for developing good understanding of seafaring, sanitation and hydrological technologies. Chinese discoveries include paper, matches, the cross-bow, seismological detectors, the wheelbarrow, the suspension bridge and the compass, among others. During the Middle Ages architecture, navigation, papermaking and military technologies were developed. The Arab conquest of the Iberian Peninsula helped to introduce Europe to many technological advances developed in the east. The Renaissance and the Age of Explorations also demonstrated how innovation shaped societies. Research and inventions were put into practice. The use of artillery, new cranes and medical techniques marked a beginning of a scientific revolution. The Portuguese and Spanish discoveries, were enabled by technological progress but also help connecting different civilization which accelerated the spread of innovation. The industrial revolution brought the steam engine and developments in mining, metalurgy, manufacturing and transport. Since the 19th century, science and technology have evolved even faster. The 20th century brought the expansion of electrification and communication technologies, mass industrial production, electronic computing, nuclear technology and space exploration among others. It also demonstrated the devastating power of some of the technologies developed by humans. The weapons developed during that century, including the weapons of mass destruction, caused the deaths of millions.The 21st century seems to have accelerated even faster these processes and intensified the impact of technology on society. have help accelerate scientific discovery. Genetic engineering, nanotechnology, 3D printing, wireless powered devices, augmented reality, articifical intelligence, , quantum computers and superconductivity are among the many new technologies we are witnessing today. But what come next? Can technology continue to help our lives or is it becoming a real threat to us? Can we keep scientific progress under control or will technology control our lives? Let's discuss the advantages and disadvantages or technology. What do you think, is technology good or bad? Is technological progress out of control? Will the rest of the 21st century see the importance of technology reduced?
Firstly, dealing with the a large number of private vehicles is best addressed by motivating the people to travel through available public transportation instead of using their own cars. Buses and trains are provided and maintained by the government to allow access to transportation anytime and anywhere. Morever, they can carry a considerable number of passengers, saving more time, space and fuel. In some countries like Japan, the citizens opt to travel via trains because of heavy traffic congestion
Public transportation is necessary in cities like San Francisco, because the use of common carrier transportation is the most efficient and conservative way of transportation.
Another point to consider is to implement a law that would minimize the number of cars in the roads. In other words, countries should take measures and monitor the buying and using of private vehicle for transportation particularly in highways, which are always prone to traffic congestion. For instance, Singapore observed Congestion pricing strategy and car ownership quota to solve the the problem since 2008. As a result, traffic congestion was combatted and the quality of air was enhanced greatly. In addition, the revenued collected could be used to improve highways or build new modes of transportation for the public.