Advancement Technology That Being Harm to Community

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UHP 6013: SEMINAR ON GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES

INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT
TOPIC 4 ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY MAY BENEFIT HUMANITY OR MAY COME AT THE RISK OF DOING HARM. IDENTIFY A TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT THAT YOU REGARD AS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS DILEMMA AND DISCUSS YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT FUTURE IMPLICATIONS.

LECTURER ASSOC. PROF DR NORHANI BAKRI NAME AZFARIZAL BIN HJ MUKHTAR (MM101108)

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Abstract…………………………………………………………………………… 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 Introduction……………………………………………………………… Technology: An Advantage or Detriment……………………………….. Cloning Technology ……………………………………………………. Eve: First Human Clone? ………………………………………............. Effect of Clone Technology from Islamic View ………………………. Conclusion ……………………………………………………………..

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List of Figure Figure 1: The world’s first cloned mammal ……………………………………… Figure 2: The process of cloning ……………….……………………………….. Figure 3: The failure process of human cloning………………………………….. 4 6 8

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ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY MAY BENEFIT HUMANITY OR MAY COME AT THE RISK OF DOING HARM. IDENTIFY A TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT THAT YOU REGARD AS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS DILEMMA AND DISCUSS YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT FUTURE IMPLICATIONS.

Abstract

This paper will discuss the advancements in technology may benefit humanity or may come at the risk of doing harm. With the fast-growing technology, people often forget whether it is a necessity or requirement. Technology can only harm humanity when the mental and emotional level of human development is not mature enough to approach it wisely. Therefore, in many cases, technology is used to further the expression of human imbalance. This paper also touches on the development of cloning technology. Cloning technology is not something new in the world today. Cloning widely performed especialy in agriculture. Clone is a replica or duplicate of an organism. However there are some scientists and researcher have tried this technology on humanity. It has caused polemics and some questions are quite complex, especially from a religious, moral and human values as a whole.

Keywords: Technology, humanity, Cloning technology, human development, Human imbalance,

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Introduction

Technology can be most broadly defined as the entities, both material and immaterial, created by the application of mental and physical effort in order to achieve some value. In this usage, technology refers to tools and machines that may be used to solve real-world problems. It is a far-reaching term that may include simple tools, such as a crowbar or wooden spoon, or more complex machines, such as a space station or particle accelerator. Tools and machines need not be material; virtual technology, such as computer software and business methods, falls under this definition of technology1.

Technology also has more than one definition. One is the development and application of tools, machines, materials and processes that help people solve the problem. As human activity, technology began to be before the science and techniques. Technology is made on the basis of knowledge in order to facilitate human work. Technology often reflects the findings and tools that use the principles and process of scientific discovery recently found. Nevertheless, the discovery of a very long time as the wheel is also called a technology. Other definition is a technology viewed from the present status of our knowledge in how to combine resources to produce the desired product. Therefore, we can see the changes in technology at the time of our knowledge increased.

It can not be denied that technology brings much convenience to human, but it is also capable of destroying and harming humanity itself if human began to try something outside the limitations that are prohibited by religions. Therefore this paper studies the impact of advancement in technology on humanity. These effects...
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