DR. KRISTEN DOMIKE
20 NOVEMBER 2012
The purpose of this research was to understand and answer the question “Has Technology Delivered On Its Promise Of Human Betterment?”. To do so, we searched for the effects of medical technology on humans, using articles from the textbook and internet, the summary of lectures undergone over the semester and personal experience. Using ideas from the article “The Blow Back Of Duality”, I agreed that as medical technology became progressively fruitful, we encounter even more harmful diseases, although I disagreed with the author that this is basis for refuting the total effect of technology on health. From the article “The Post Modern: A Transparent Society”, the author says that the mass media has caused more confusion, however the media has also made it possible for the public to be aware of medical services. Innovations such as robotics and improved communication systems in medical technology have lessened the work load of professionals, allowed patients to be more involved in their health due to portable devices like diabetic regulation lenses and information, and increased longevity. Through showing various benefits of medical technology like to human betterment, it was concluded that technology has indeed delivered on its promise of human betterment.
Technology is moving at a whirlwind pace, growing exponentially, almost alarmingly, and as we get over our awe of the breakthroughs in technology, we begin to see the disadvantages, like the constantly improving weapon of mass destruction. In our alarm, we have taken a step back and posed the question to ourselves “Has Technology Delivered On Its Promise Of Human Betterment?”. The fact that we need to ask this question means that we are doubting the continued significance of technology to our daily lives. To answer this question, we...