MERITS AND DEMERITS OF TECHNOLOGY
By AMITABH BACHAN
Science and Technology has succeeded a lot and new inventions and discoveries have been done.Globalization has been done in the world through the technology.Enhancement of technology has a great impact on ourlives nowadays.But Islam teahes us to lead a simple life and not make use of extra accessories in ourlives.
There are alot benefits of the inventions created by men and gain in the technology.The T.V which we use in our homes is a formation of just two words grammatically i.e:Tele means distance and vision means to see but if we think it scientifically it has many electronic components in it and only known to an engineer or its producer.What I actually means to say that nowadays people are just buying and making use of these inventions of technology,but never ever think that what is in it?How it is giving us too many benefits?And what benefits it is providing us.One of the important and biggest benefit of these machines is that they are less time consuming.They provide us daliy news and information and that what is happening in the world.In short these serves as a door to to outside world.The other machines like cars,aeroplanes,trains and ships provides us a good and comfortable means of transportation.These help in transporting people,goods,heavy machineries from place to place and over a long distance.Some other machines like refrigerator and air-conditioner is widely used in every corner of the world for cooling purpose and for preserving the perishable items.The telephone,cellphone and internet serves as great means of communication which are fast and easily operatable.These are available in all costs because of day-by-day increase in technology.Pakistan and the people of Pakistan are widely using these in their daily and official purpose.Thus these machines have a great impact on our lives as provide a lot benefits to us.
On the other hand these inventions have a great damage and bad effects which are not known by a comman man.These effects are greatly effecting and damaging us as a refrigerator and air-conditioner which we use at our homes produce CFC’S gas and damages the ozone layer which servers as a protecting layer from ultraviolet rays.The pollution which is emitted by cars and ships in the form of smoke effects our health and also damages the same ozone layer.The missuse of computer waste their time on the computer playing games or chatting on the internet and watching films and dramas on television.This not only wastes their time but also effects their eyesight and weakens it.Instead of learning their school lessons nowadays students talk about the dramas and films as they have learned them instead of their school lesson.The telephone which is a need of a comman man nowadays people use them to talk about the bush.Theywaste a lot money and time on the phone and in buying expensive and fancy cellphones.The most biggest curse of technology is it creates class diferrence in societyas the machines which are the invention of technology are not much cheaper and can
not be afforded by every one.I agree that they are less time consuming but even then they wastes a lot of time.
In conclusion I would say that people live even before happy and comfortablewith just fullfilling their needs.We should make a list of merits and demerits of technology, keeping in view all the aspects of it and then should make a decision that
either we should enjoy our life by using new invention of science or should lead a simple life as Islam teaches us.
© AMITABH BACHAN