Technology, Truly For The Better Of Mankind?

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The world today is filled with technology of different kinds, technology that allows you to speak to people accroa the globe, technology that allows people to fly, to move on qater, etcetera. These techs are getting more and more advanced with each day, the type of phone that was in Vogue the last 5 years has been succeeded by a better faster more sophisticated version. The means of transportation today is way more advanced than the one from the last decade, faster more beautiful vehicles. But with the advantages of technology comes disadvantages as well. Of course nothing is all good, but do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Take for example electricity, electricity was a big leap for man when it was discovered, one of the most useful things ever, it's used in the everyday life of everybody, but electricity is one of the most dangerous things that exist, it's one of the fastest killers, a small jolt of electricity sent into your body could shut down your entire system. Another thing is Vehicles, fast means of transportation that the world is grateful for. Let's look at the exhaust fumes of Cars, Motorcycles, and big steam ships, these very wxhaexh fumes are the very reason why the ozone layer is depleting. You know whats happening as a result, Global warming. If you notice, you'll see that this year is hotter than last year, and last year was hotter than the last. Another consequence of this is Cancer, the ultraviolet Rays that are coming in are the cause of this

I could go on and on but I'll stop here, so I ask you, is technology really for the better of mankind, or is it going to be our door?

Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By David Olaniyi - 2019-09-25 13:17:09

Technology for me has been a breakthrough. It has made life better and created more purpose for the existence of man. I don't think it will doom at all. We just need to educate people more and the way new innovations work and safety to be exact. Technology is truly better for mankind

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Abdulraheem Adeiza - 2019-09-25 13:21:40

Technology is for the betterment of mankind as far as history is concerned. But it has become a competitor with humans where this technology now takes the jobs of men there fore making it a Cancer to the human race. My thoughts are that technology should be limited in some areas regardless of how much it brings to the country,  if it does more harm dan good, then they should be banned. An example is the invention of solar vehicles, in country like Nigeria and other oil producing states solar vehicles will only bring more economic degradation and vest unemployment. 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Aminu Makusidi - 2019-09-25 13:36:58

Yes technology is better for mankind. Because with the help of technology now man can move from one country to another country within some minutes to an hours, it also help in communication from a far distance. It also help in the business activities e.t.c.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Shobayo Samuel - 2019-09-25 13:43:12

Technology as we all know, is getting advanced every day. But so many people are ignorant  of the disadvantages but rather concerned about the pleasure. That is the reason why developed countries are designing machines that do not make use of exhausting fuels,  so as to prevent the ozone layer from being damaged and also the human system. So i think the advantage is more than the disadvantage.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Obi Chidera - 2019-09-25 16:23:27

Technology has been of immense help to the world. It's has made things extremely simple and easier in the human life. It has also been able to bring more talented People to do more than they expected. I personally believe that technology has done so much and has so much advantages

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Christian Utsu - 2019-09-25 18:41:50

Every good thing made has a side effect, but the good thing is that those side effects can be avoided. So in terms of technology, it is important to note that even though the side effects are dangerous they have also deviced means of mitigating this effects by giving instructions on how to use them to avoid those adverse side effects. 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Ariyo Dorcas - 2019-09-25 18:51:09

Everything should just be in moderation. Technology has it's disadvantages just like everything else. We can't ignore the fact that it has helped us immensely but when taken to the extreme, it is dangerous, hence the need for moderation

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Adewunmi blessing - 2019-09-25 19:38:52

Truly technology is for the betterment of mankind...but many people really have abused it a lot...ponographers...networking scam...defrauding... So much....if only we can really appreciate technology it would have been nice..but not by abusing it

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Omosivwe Jonathan - 2019-09-25 20:24:07

The truth is everything in life no matter how good it seems has its own advantages and disadvantages. Technology has been a blessing to mankind but it also has its various bad parts; if used properly there are means in which these disadvantages can be minimized. Thank you for this topic. 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Shalom Michael - 2019-09-25 21:16:12

Technology has truly been for the better of mankind. Imagine a world of today without technology? I wonder what it'd be like. As it is for everything,there is usually the good and bad side so its left for us to use it for the good so that the bad be reduced to its minimum.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Ikenna Salvator - 2019-09-25 21:36:41

Of course there is nothing without disadvantage , so technology is no exception. But if you take a look at the Transformation through technology , you would be happy to be in this generation. I think Technology has done a lot of good for us .

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Salaudeen Ridwan - 2019-09-25 21:53:19

Technology at some point in time was very beneficial to human life, through technology we get to do work faster. We get to travel long distances in a speed of light, we get to talk to people at a far distance.

But at some technological advancement have gone beyond the roofs and it's becoming detrimental to human life. Technological advancement that put human at disadvantage are automated technologies.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Victor Oladele - 2019-09-25 21:59:48

Technology had really made most difficult tasks seemingly easy. If we abide by the safety rules of most of the technological instruments we use, it won't be our doom rather we would enjoy all the good things it can offer us

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Francis Kingsley - 2019-09-26 04:04:58

Yes technology is truly for the benefit of mankind some may argue that it doesn't with points like it breeds laziness,bad behavior etc but remember that every good can be used for evil.A gun which was made for protection is now sorely for killing and the internet made as a base for knowledge is used to scam people

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Ifeanacho Amaechi - 2019-09-26 06:59:25

asking whether technology good for mankind is as good as asking whether food is good for health.

Yes technology is good for mankind, if you use it according to the instruction given to you,if not you will see the bad effect of it

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Sajinyan Oluwole - 2019-09-26 13:08:34

 with the Invention of technology life I've been so busy out there people are now doing things very faster . we can now call our relative abroad within the twinkle of an eye . we travel on plane today . work that's supposed to be done for days can I be  done within some minute and it is not easy kudos to technology thanks 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Mgbada chigozie - 2019-09-26 13:32:35

Truely technology is really good for mankind because that is the only way we make our work easier just immagine were there is no phone to call your brother or motorcycle to ride to work can't you see it will be very difficult for mankind

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Akinade Taiwo - 2019-09-26 18:59:52

has it has advantages so does it has disadvantages and it's disadvantages are mostly health related issues I believe if we can follow ideal and normal procedure then this will be good

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Ezekiel Aromasodu - 2019-09-26 20:07:20

Technology is for the good of mankind and at that a very good development. But with the rate at which researches are ongoing in the field of tech, it may probably end up marring the same human it is meant to benefit.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By isreal adewusi - 2019-09-26 23:40:04

technology is truly for the benefit of mankind not only for mankind but also for the environment and living animals it help in the development many things e.g construction of road, building, railway,  etc

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By david bala - 2019-09-27 00:49:07

Technology has been very useful and helpful for most of our activities. But technology also has caused harm in our present society that seems almost impossible to eradicate eg internet fraud,impersonation and many more. So as much as technology is helpful,it also has damaged our society

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Isomkwo Clement - 2019-09-27 05:20:51

So many new technologies have appeared in the past half century that it’s impossible to list them all. But these 10 high-tech breakthroughs stand out over the last 50 years because they’ve revolutionized the way Americans live. We look back at their beginnings, as well as where they’ve taken us today.

10 technologies that have dramatically changed the way we live

1. The Internet.

This one seems like a no-brainer, but the Net’s unique strength is that no two people will agree on why it’s so important. The world’s largest and most unruly library, it’s also a global news channel, social club, research archive, shopping service, town hall, and multimedia kiosk. Add to that the most affordable mass medium ever, and a curse to anyone with a secret to keep. Three-fifths of Americans now use the Net, but it remains to be seen whether the connections to one another will transform us, or prove that we’ll never change.

2. Genetic engineering.

Everyone knows Watson and Crick, who unraveled the secret of DNA in 1953. But have you heard of Boyer and Cohen, who constructed the first organism with combined DNA from different species in 1973? They inserted toad genes into a bacterium that then replicated itself over and over, passing the toad’s genetic code down through generations of bacteria. Thirty years later, an estimated 70 percent of processed foods contain genetically modified ingredients, such as soybeans or corn engineered for higher crop yields. Of course, the much bigger potential — good and bad — is in engineering humans. It might prevent birth defects, and diseases later in life. But the side effects could be disastrous and unknown. Is there an ethical way to beta-test human beings?

3. Digital media.

“The camera doesn’t lie” went a saying not heard much since the release of Photoshop 1.0 in 1990. Digitized audio, pictures, movies, and text let even an amateur edit reality — or conjure it from scratch — with a keyboard and a mouse. A singer’s bad notes, a model’s blemishes, or an overcast sky in a movie scene can be fixed as easily as a spelling error. Just as important, digital media can be copied over and over nearly for free, stored permanently without fading, and sent around the world in seconds. It rightly worries the movie and music industries, but how do you put the genie back in the bottle if there’s no bottle anymore?

4. Personal computers.

Before IBM recast the desktop computer from hobbyist’s gadget to office automation tool in 1983 — followed by Apple’s people-friendly Macintosh a year later — a “minicomputer” was the size of a washing machine and required a special air-conditioned room. But the trained technicians who operated the old mainframes already knew computers were cool: They could use them to play games, keep diaries, and trade messages with friends across the country, while still looking busy. Today, thanks to the PC, we all look busy.

5. Space flight.

Americans from 50 years ago would be disappointed to learn we never went further than the Moon — no Mars colony, no 2001 odyssey to Jupiter, no speed-of-light spaceships. Even the Shuttle is in trouble. But the space race against the Russians that dominated the national psyche (and a good chunk of the budget) in the ‘60s and ‘70s pushed the development of hundreds of enabling technologies, including synthetic fibers and integrated computer circuits, necessary to fly men to the Moon and back. And the astronauts brought back a lesson from space: “We saw the earth the size of a quarter, and we realized then that there is only one earth. We are all brothers.”

6. Mobile phones.

The idea for cellular phone service dates back at least to 1947, but the first call was made from the sidewalk outside the Manhattan Hilton in 1973 by Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher who rang up his rival at AT&T Bell Labs to test the new phone. Thirty years later, more than half of all Americans own one and cellular networks are beginning to serve Internet access at broadband speeds through thin air.

7. Nuclear power.

When the Queen herself threw the switch on the world’s first atomic power plant at Calder Hall outside London in 1956, nuclear reactors were seen as a source of cheap, pollution-free energy. But a partial meltdown in 1979 at the Three Mile Island reactor in Pennsylvania soured Americans on nukes as safe power. Nonetheless, the United States today has about 100 active plants that generate 20 percent of the country’s electricity — second only to coal as a source of power — and have been steadily increasing their capacity. Will the next 50 years bring a better alternative?

8. Electronic funds transfer.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco set up a paperless transfer system with the Los Angeles branch in 1972. By the end of the decade, instantaneous transfers of millions of dollars in value between banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions had become common. The real appeal of EFT today is its trickle down to the individual: You get grab cash from your bank account anywhere in the world, and use PayPal to buy and sell stuff on eBay without sending money or checks through the mail.

9. Robots and artificial intelligence.

The term “robot” was coined by Czechoslovakian playwright Karel Capek in 1920 — “robota” being a Czech word for tedious labor — but the first real industrial robot was built in 1954 by George Devol. Five years later, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology founded its Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in a quest to mechanically mimic human minds as well as hands. Today, robots assemble products better, faster and often cheaper than manual laborers, while more than 8 million U.S. airline flights a year are scheduled, guided and flown with the superhuman assistance of advanced software. Still, some Americans eye such systems with the cynical view of novelist Kurt Vonnegut, whose 1952 story “Player Piano” warned that the machines might leave people without a purpose — or a job.

10. Organ transplants.

In 1954, Dr Joseph Murray removed the kidney from one human patient and implanted it in another. The recipient accepted the kidney as its own rather than rejecting it as a foreign body. It was more than skillful surgery: Murray had chosen a pair of identical twins, Ronald Herrick and his terminally ill brother Richard, in hopes their similar genetic makeup would reduce the likelihood of Richard’s body rejecting Ronald’s liver. Soon afterward, though, other researchers developed drugs that could squelch a transplant recipient’s immune system long enough for the new organ to become incorporated into its new body. Today, some 25,000 Americans a year receive a new heart, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas or intestine — and a new lease on life.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Dele-David Hephzibah - 2019-09-27 08:36:38

What you said is already the answer to your question.

Every thing that has an advantage also has a disadvantage, whatever it might be has its ups and downs 

so all this disadvantages mentioned are the price we have to pay for what we are enjoying 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Emmanuel Omotoso - 2019-09-27 09:10:04

Yes, technology is truly better for mankind because without technology the world will be still in the same place. Technology made us connect from country to other but there is no technology will wouldn't have been here discussing this

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Ehimah Nwanpali - 2019-09-27 10:49:30

Well as is the case for everything in this life there are always two sides. The positive and the negative. I believe what makes something truly good is when there's more good to it than bad and I believe that is the case with technology. If not technology imagine all the lives that would have been lost to diseases and disasters. I think even with all the bad that follows technology is really a blessing from God to man.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Damola Adekunle - 2019-09-27 11:11:01

There is nothing that have advantage that doesn't have disadvantage.   Technology is the way to go. In the near future you will be surprised at what will be invented. Just watch... 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By NDU-ELUWA CHIMELA - 2019-09-27 13:03:35

Technology is really for the good of mankind. Is so sad that we have a wicked government that was supposed to have passed the bill of importation of electronic automobiles into the nation but turned in down. Technology is Dynamic and because of that fact automobiles have electronic versions which doesn't make use of petrols and diesel and doesn't also bring out fumes which have brought the ozone layer to where it is today. The USA, more than half of Asia, Europe, South America and Oceania. Technology is dynamic we just need to go with the flow in the improving trends. 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Agewu Ayuba - 2019-09-27 17:17:17

Technology with is existing we as humans are enjoying it to day.

With help of technology some one can move to a very far distance. Technology help us to communicate with each other.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Marvellous Chukwuemeka - 2019-09-27 23:00:31

This is a very good topic... without technology we will not be where we are today.technology has helped mankind in various great ways.. for example in the health sector, security, engineering, and many other way...with wit technology we will not have any interest connection we will be denied of many things we enjoy today.for me I think technology has done very good to mankind and is still going to do more.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By olalekan Adetutu - 2019-09-28 20:32:29

Yes Technology has truly been for the better of mankind. Imagine a world of today without technology for instant take look at our cell phone,vehicles,ship,computer,they all make our work easier  and faster unlike in the olden days were you will want send message to your family you have to go to the post office and before it got to them it going to take time but now within 6sec your me safe is been delivered

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Favour Onyenibedi - 2019-09-29 07:05:17

Technology has really made work easier and better for us... It has made communication easier for us... Communicating with our loved ones and distant friends.. It has made work easier...it has helped greatly in the banking sector... In terms of saving money.. I think technology is really for the betterment of mankind 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Mercy Nwaimo - 2019-09-29 10:13:30

Technology is a very good thing despite it disadvantages it has made life very easy for mankind, 

Without the help of technology what we are doing now will not be possible,  assessing the internet will  ease, what would have take our time and money moving from one place to another is done at a spot through the help of technology eg banking sector 

With our phone we can reach who ever we want, complete duties and the likes of it, the need of technology introduction and advancement is very important. 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Okeke Favour - 2019-09-29 22:08:31

Definitely technology  is a welcomed development to mankind it has made all things easier for us instead of wasting time to write a letter to a love one and send it to the person you can just be at the comfort of your home and call the person on phone and deliver your massage technology is enjoyable I must say

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Okafor Chigaemezu Ifeanyi - 2019-09-29 23:29:10

Yes.. Technology has been o great benefit to mankind. Almost everything we do knthis life is as a result of technology. In our homes we use technology, in our place of work we use technology, in our churches we use technology. Even though it has brought harm to us in many ways, its also good. 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Patrick Juliet - 2019-09-30 18:36:39

Technology has its advantages  and it's disadvantages just as every other things

Technology has really been for our betterment ,it has indeed helped us in different ways and till date is still helping up,  and the good part of it is that is has ways to avoid the disadvantge s part of it,  so there fore it has been and really for the betterment of mankind 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Arowomole Samuel - 2019-09-30 19:12:08

Technology is ever a developer no matter what. From it life is made easier in all ramifications. Talk of communication, travelling, messaging,seeking job, being updated about what I happening in other countries,even within our own nation. Technology has done more than we can explain. We should just urge people not to misuse it.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Obika Foster - 2019-09-30 21:16:40

Technology is better as an empericist because almost the advancements in technology have the other side or negative aspect . The beauty of science is that before you embark on any research work , you must take some precautive measures in other to eradicate or avoid errors while working on the experiment.you mentioned ozone layer depletion which science did told us to plant many trees and to avoid emmission of carbon monoxide.so technology remansr the best to mankind.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Samuel Ogunmola - 2019-10-01 02:49:41

Technology has it advantages and also disadvantages,good in the essence that technology has helped us in helping us finish task fast,yeah it makes work faster,then when I talk about the disadvantage,in some ways it has made us lazy,and I fell in the nearest future to come machines would be dominating the our place of works making us useless,rendering people unemployed.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Princess 202 - 2019-10-03 13:04:13

Technology  has really posed more dangers than good to mankind. 

Now,  I understand why Roughly 2000 years ago,  people were able to live up to 500 - 1000 years of age, Because,  there was no technology and no risks as well. 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Ozidiah Isaac - 2019-10-03 19:50:12

As far as am concerned technology is life,with the help of technology we have move far in this world, thing become easier day-by-day.

u can seat ur room and perform hundreds activities.

i pity the generation who didn't see this advancement in technoltechnology.Am happy for the unborn generations.

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Rahmat Usman - 2019-10-04 10:40:36

Technology has been a great breakthrough for man, it has made life a whole lot easier, though it is true that it has some disadvantages but everything that has an advantage also has a disadvantage, but I think here, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Qudirah Alimi - 2019-10-04 20:59:34

I thought of this days ago. There is nothing without a disadvantage and yes it makes work easier, faster and all but it isolates people. Causes depression, radiation. Life was easier then in my own opinion because they were happier. Families bonded and chores were seen as fun. I still feel technology is scam

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Amarachi Akubueze - 2019-10-05 16:38:15

Well for sure Technology has made everything easier as faster it has really gone a long way for Man kind But you anything that has advantage also has disadvantage in life, although good or bad Technology has gone along way for Man kind and it helps and lot. 

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Chidera Collins Chukwu - 2019-10-05 17:19:50

Technology so far has been the one innovation that has brought about easy movement, communication, importation and many more. And I believe as the technologies evolve the stress and difficulty of things around us reduces...

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By Ealefoh Adesuwa - 2019-10-10 19:10:51

Yes. I think technology is for the betterment of mankind. It has increased our life's tremendously. Imagine a state where there is no phone. A state where news are to be passed to love ones through the post. And then such person has to wait for months before he receive such message.

Just imagine a state where the person have to travel miles just to deliver a message. But eith the help of phone, just a single call put through, your message or greetings will be delivered successful. 

Imagine a state where there is no vehicle. Where you have to use leg and walk miles just to get to someone. But now, you can travel by plane, or motor or okada. Technology has really brought about great improvement

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Technology, truly for the better of mankind? - By COURAGE AGBONS - 2019-10-20 23:07:32

Technology has its advantages as well as its disadvantages it has brought a lot of good for mankind and reduce stress but in disadvantages it has made man even more less useful by technological advances creating opportunities for machines to perform the jobs that humans had recently did.

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