TECHNOLOGY: AND ITS FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUMAN BEING
AUTHOR: JONATHAN CARO
Technological development is currently part of the world we know, although on many occasions it goes unnoticed due to how accustomed we are to it. In ancient times, technology developed very slowly, it was on a practical basis, but modern technology, unlike the old, has a much faster evolution, it experiences a sharp acceleration for about 200 years.
Today technology has transformed different factors in the life of the human being, because technology influences different aspects of our life by changing the dynamics and becoming more and more dependent on it, this at a historical level makes sense because the Being human as a species has been characterized by its ability to develop tools and artifacts of various kinds to facilitate certain aspects of its daily life, this capacity for creation has always allowed us to grow and develop as a species, from lighting fires like our primitive ancestors to creation of modern machines the human being has benefited from these technological developments since they have deeply marked the civilization that we know.
There are many factors that influence the development of technology, these are related to human needs, which is why it seeks to improve telecommunications, transport, industrial machinery, the economy, politics, it seeks to reduce physical labor and maximizing the healthcare system to save lives more effectively through technology.
Despite all the advantages that technology allows us to have, it is a secret that nothing in this world is perfect and in this sense in some way technology is no exception, it subjects the environment, this is because it exists an excessive exploitation of natural resources, technology can not only help to have a better quality of life but it can also cause a global crisis, not only a social, economic and political crisis but also an ecological and environmental crisis which can put in risk human existence
It is important to warn about the potential dangers that a misuse of technology can cause, a proof of this the two atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki dropped in 1945 causing death and destruction, the aftermath of this event continues to manifest itself to this day. today.
At an ecological level there is an exploitation of natural resources, this goes hand in hand with large companies and transnational companies that use technology to maximize their production and profits, causing a deterioration to the environment.
In this sense, there is also a dependence on technology, currently we want to perform all our daily tasks through technological devices, the causes of this dependence may be due to the fact that they originate in those limitations that we can have as human beings And it is here when the desire to satisfy all those needs through technology becomes present, making us increasingly dependent on it, because who needs to solve an equation mentally when you can simply take a calculator.
Technology can even absorb our existence because virtual reality games are currently being developed, games where you could lose the line of the real and the fictional because for a person who becomes dependent on this type of technology, they would not want to go back to a life that could be called boring when in that fictitious reality it can be everything you want without limitations ¿but is this technological dependence really negative?.
Technology with its pros and cons has become a fundamental part of life, it has reached a point where a society without technology becomes a prehistoric society, everything around us is technology from a calculator to a car to a computer
Technology has brought many benefits to humanity, it has created and improved, it has had a very important role in our health, for us it has become indispensable. The role of technology in society has made us feel that human beings are useless if they do not have a technological device that is responsible for carrying out all their tasks quickly and easily, perhaps this dependence is a signal, a call that tries to us prepare for the future, a future in which the human being and technology become oneself, a symbiosis product of this dependence.