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Be it resolved that technological advancements benefit humanity

Asked by: dan.mazing17
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  • Yes it most certainly does!!

    I mean, come on people! Would any of you negative people say, "boy i wish the world was without phones/ computers/ cars/ TV's" NO! Yet some might say, "hey! What about texting and driving/ car related fatalities/ "R" rated movies?" and i say, "it is not the technology, its the people!"

  • Of course it does

    Technological advancements does not mean that only computers and stuff that is a robot, tech is anything that is built with science. If you are a negative to this then go ahead and take of everything that you have. Everything that you own is created by something that needed science to work. USA and Canada would not have been seen yet because we would still be in the stone age. If you deny this then you would have to agree that you could not be arguing with me.

  • In humanity's current form, no.

    Human beings evolved to live in nomadic societies, and that's fact that the vast majority of humanity accepts, so doesn't that in itself answer the question? Humans can't be trusted because their nature, which we consider to be at the core of our identity, comes from hunter gatherers who rarely lived to the age of 30.

    Humans are inherently vicious and greedy, that fact is responsible for the wars we see across the world. The only difference is that now we have advanced technology that can do it more efficiently, and with more cruelty.

  • It is not.

    -Technology is like any other tool. It can be used for good or bad purposes. A gun can be used to feed a family or kill them. It seams every generation works on a better and more efficient way to kill their fellow man. This would not only be a detriment to those it is used on but if it falls into the wrong hands, could have drastic even extinction level repercussions.
    -It can also make increases in unemployment. When jobs are replaced by machines, sure it causes a few short term jobs to be created to make the machines but it gets rid of many more long term jobs. Sure, the unemployed could go back to school to qualify for a more high tech job but if they are unemployed, how are they expected to pay for that education? Another factor is, many people like working with their hands, myself included. Even if they get a more technical job, they would not get the same level of satisfaction.
    -Technology is good if needed but not necessarily good if it is just wanted. For instance a wheelchair. If a person has no ability to walk, then the wheelchair would be needed and of course beneficial. On the other hand, if someone has a weight problem and uses one to make it easier, it could lead to them needing one because they did not get the exercise needed to maintain the ability to walk. Think that this things like this would be unlikely? Let's look at calculators. When I was in school, you were not allowed to have them unless it was a later class like trigonometry. You were expected to work out all your own math problems. Today, a calculator is a part of mandatory school supplies even in grade school. As a result, I have found that even basic math skill of kids have suffered. You give a basic math question to kids today, they pull out a calculator instead of working it out in their head or even writing it out. Clearly I am not alone in this idea that technology is killing ability. If you have ever seen the movie WALL-E, it depicts people who have become so dependent on technology that they can not function without it.
    I agree that lots of technology has had beneficial results to humanity but only when it was needed and in the right hands. When it is used just for convenience or in the wrong hands, it has either no benefit or harms humanity, so no, it can not be resolved that technological advancements benefit humanity.


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