Future of Technology

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AAYUSH MAHESHWARI

ENG 108

12/02/09

FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY

It is by following clues that we make discoveries, not by reasoning inductively. Now some people would accept this view but nevertheless argue that in science we cannot avoid reasoning inductively. Let us say the law that all metals expand when heated. Now in saying that this is a law of nature we are saying that it holds not only in the past but also in the future. If it is a law of nature that all metals expand when heated, then metals will expand when heated not just today but also tomorrow. But how do we know they will expand tomorrow? Tomorrow has not yet come. If we know, we can only know by reasoning inductively. The law has held in the past; therefore it will hold in the future.

What will life be like in fifty years? Will our home life be more comfortable? Will our jobs become easier? Will our health become better due to new technology? It is most likely to turn out this way. According to scientist, robots will be doing our work, taking over some of our jobs, and monitoring our health on a daily basis. Does this sound unbelievable? This might just be the kind of world our grandchildren will grow up in. It's hard not to think about having our lives changed by the introduction of these new gadgets. As for the household aspect, computers will make our daily drudgery of housework dramatically more interesting. In the next decade robots should be cleaning our floors, mowing our lawns, and even cleaning our pools at the touch of a button. Who can imagine what advancements the next fifty years will bring!

Home life is not the only thing that will be affected by the growth of technology. Jobs will go from spine busting manual labor to sitting behind a control panel. "Experts say that manual labor will be all together eliminated by the year 2050" (Reed, 3). The teaching profession will also be drastically effected. Electronic books could replace textbooks and even teachers. Technology has...
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