Nishant S. Manohar |
GENTECH 3TO3 |
Table of Contents
Chernobyl Disaster 7
Technology & Failure 7
The BP Oil Spill 11
Technology, Failure & Prevention 11
The Bhopal Disaster 14
Technology, Failure & Prevention 14
Three Mile Island Accident 16
Technology, Failure & Prevention 16
Seveso Disaster 19
Technology, Failure & Prevention 19
“More and more Americans feel threatened by runaway technology, by large-scale organization, by overcrowding. More and more Americans are appalled by the ravages of industrial progress, by the defacement of nature, by man-made ugliness. If our society continues at its present rate to become less livable as it becomes more affluent, we promise all to end up in sumptuous misery.”
- John W. Gardner
Technology changes almost from a day to day basis. The world today is fully and completely dependent on technology. From the pencil we use to write with, to the satellites that revolve around our planet, all is due to technology. Rapid growth of technology in the near future is almost inevitable. Technology keeps the world going. But the society today relies too much on technology and it is something that will only keep increasing exponentially. Below are just a few graphs illustrating the following point.
Graph 1: Use of Technology (Internet Resources)
Graph 2: Mobile Users in %
Graph 3: Internet Users
Although the era of technology has benefitted the society and the world, it has certainly had its downfalls. Our dependency on technology as led to many great disasters and caused many lives in the process. A disaster caused by technology also known as Technology-caused disaster is very frequently and in most cases less perceptible to the society in general than natural disasters. It is definitely... [continues]
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