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Is technology a boon or a bane?

In today’s digital age, one cannot imagine life without technology. Even though technology has achieved greater advancement in human life, it has caused some damage as well. There is no sector without technology. Be it education, defense, bank, construction, aerospace, chemical or even agricultural industry wherein farmers have become more dependent on technology. The often-asked question is whether technology a boon or a bane. But hey, do we really have an answer to that question?

The excessive usage of technology has led to a negative opinion on it. The exponential growth of technology over the years has created huge impact on millennials. It is for sure addictive which is indisputable. But, does that mean technology is bad? We all know, anything too much is bad. Don’t we?

Let’s face the reality. One cannot expect the technological growth to reach a saturation level someday. If anything, it would only increase with time.

The nuclear weapons that are built with the help of this technology have the strength to destroy the world. At the same time, it is from this technology, hearing aids are created which showcase a whole new world to a deaf person. Even though hearing aids were invented in the 17th century, the digital hearing aids only came into prominence in the late 20th century, the time where the technology had already peaked.

Let’s admit it. It is impossible to imagine modern life without science and technology. Like anything, technology has its pros and cons. It can either be used to do good or bad to the world. It all depends on how people perceive it.

The topic of whether technology is a boon or a bane has been debated for long. But, people from a different school of thoughts have conflicting views. It’s time for each one of us to introspect whether technology is a boon or a bane.

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