Advantages and Disadvantages of Science and Technology. Essay

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Science and Technology. Essay

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Science and Technology is a double edge sword it cuts both ways depending on how it is used science and technology can make or destroy us. It is essential that we must know and understand its advantages and disadvantages.

ADVANTAGES OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Communication

From hand-held computers to touch phones, technological advancements in the field of communication are endless. The means and the modes of communication are unlimited. Some of the benefits of technological advancements in the field of communication are: Speed : time is no longer a constraint in communication

Clarity : With megapixel images and video, and high fidelity audio systems clarity in communication has become a never-before experience Proximity : technological advancements have made the world a smaller place to live in Dissemination : whether spreading information, broadcasting news, or sharing knowledge, technology has made it faster, easier, and smarter Education

Technological advancements in the field of education are fast evolving. Today, e-learning is a familiar and popular term. Some of the benefits of technology in this field are: Personalized learning experience: Learners are able to take control and manage their own learning. They set their own goals, manage the process and content of learning, and communicate with peers. Immediate response: Most e-learning programs provide immediate feedbacks on learner assessments. Similarly there are features such as chat, discussion boards, e-libraries, etc that allow clarifications at a faster pace than in traditional classrooms. Self-paced: Learners can chart courses at their own pace. This ensures higher levels of motivation both in terms of completing the course as well as in performance. Greater access: Technological advancements have opened education to learners with learning disabilities and in remote locations.

Healthcare

The marriage between medicine and technology has reshaped healthcare and revolutionized the...

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