The world in which we are living is full of technology. Technology is a contribution of human being, and this technology is helping us today by making our work easier.
Our grandfathers have witnessed all these changes. From covering great distances by foot to travelling by air, sending letters across the land to receiving mails just in seconds, from using the gold and silver coins to the invention of plastic money, from sending balloons to the space to sending drones on the largest moon of Saturn, from managing paper work to uploading them on the internet and other such sources, from servants to robots, everything today has changed.
These are all the gifts of technology to humans. Look around the world today; this is a technology driven world full of gadgets, devices, transport facilities, medical facilities, banking etc. But do these changes and inventions happen on their own? NO, human mind is behind all these technological advancement. It was a human mind which could question the traditional way of doing things and made the things easier for everyone.
The humans are bestowed with a great gift by nature and that is the human brain which is capable of doing wonders. The things which makes our life easy were made by prolong efforts of the great inventors of all the time. Therefore, though technology contributed a lot to the mankind, can even reduce the man power but it can never replace the man power. We can say that, technology and manpower complement each other.
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Importance of Technology
The advancements and the progress which we see today is the gift of science, whether in the field of science, space, health, defense and computer etc. but the credit goes to the humans who thought in such a way of doing things. In the field of science, we have many gadgets today which help us in making our work easier. In space, we did a lot.
Like finding about the atmosphere of other planets, sending astronauts to the moon, placing satellites which orbit around the earth, the research about the possibility of life at other planets, and the list go on. The human’s today, live a longer and a secured life as compared to the older times.
The invention of different vaccines has eradicated many deathly diseases. The average age of a human has also increased with better medical facilities and getting the medical help instantly. The child mortality rate has also drastically reduced. Cure of many life taking diseases are also available with the humans.
Many techniques came up for surgeries. In the area of defense, the countries are spending enormously for the security of the nation. Every country is equipped with everything technology which is required in today’s world. The satellites are so powerful that they can detect any unlawful thing happening.
The missiles are ready to counter the weapons of enemy nations before they enter the land. The helicopters, tanks, fighter jets, ships, carriers etc. are present for the defense of the nation. The information and technological department is one of the most successful departments. This is not the end, the development process in all the fields continues and they are trying to make it even better and effecting by correcting the little flaws in their making.
Since industrial revolution the humans have encountered many new form of doing the same thing. The manual power was taken over by the steam power, after that electricity stepped in making the task much easier. The electric power helped in mass production. This revolution changed the scope of human labor dramatically and led to globalization and division of work. There have been many rapid advances in manufacturing and artificial intelligence.
Today technology is in every part of human life. The technology has helped in eliminating the need of middle man between consumers and machines. This has been a disadvantage for the low skilled and low paid workers. We are already in an era where we are facing acute employment shortage and now in the favour of high tech automation, many jobs will slowly phase out.
Like we know that self driving cars will eliminate the need of drivers, the pizza delivery through drones has reduced the delivery burden of the restaurants. These drones will also cut off the postal services. But the best part of all these technological advantage is they are made by human brains and their skills and they work under their supervisions only. Therefore, they cannot take a place of human being.
The Role of Humans
Today we are just a click away from getting what we need. Can this technology click for us? No, we all need a human hand to make the technology do things for us. Though we have much today, like the artificial intelligence, translations of languages, increase in the food production, biotechnology, genetic engineering, but a human being is always needed to supervise the technology.
The companies and the factories are in favour of less labour force and more up gradation in the technology. They are replacing the manpower with newly developed technologies. This makes their work easier and they have larger production at cheap prices. Many places we even find that robots are replacing the labour and house maids for household work.
Nothing new in this, humans are just evolving over time. At earlier days, skilled labours were imported, then there was a time when there were found in the vicinity of the household, now the humans themselves are making the robots for making their work easier.
We can even say that the advancement in the technology which we encounter today is happening because of the human thinking. These things operate according to the instruction of a human. They are brainless body formed with different materials which needs proper care. A human body can find out that something is wrong with it, but these structures need humans to look into the matter. Technology can support the functioning of the humans but it can never replace it.
We are acquaint with the names of many scientists and their inventions like, the telescope of Galileo, the steam engine of James Watt, the light bulb of Thomas Edison, the car by Henry Ford, the air plane by the Wright Brothers, the Raman effect, the huge missiles by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and the list goes on.
They did these inventions when the people were now aware of the term technology. They had minimum resources in which they worked hard. These inventions were made for making the things easier. These people will always overpower the technology because they gave birth to the technological era.
Their brains worked more than what technology provides us today as they had the courage to question thing and had the determination to work for the betterment of the civilization. Formulating this technology is not a work of a single night. The human brain has been adding a lot to technology according to the needs of the dynamic world. If the technology was more powerful than a human brain, then technology could have never went obsolete. They could have up graded themselves, but this could not happen as their existence is because of a man power.
Can creator overpower creator?
A human decision making power is stronger than a computer. The decision of a human being is based on intelligence as well as values and experiences. Computer is one of the most intelligent devices of all times and this intelligence is filled by the intelligence of human being, and thus a computer can never attain the qualities that humans possess.
A computer can do many tasks that a human is incompetent to do but, acquiring the experiences and the values are not their cup of tea. Even for efficient use of technology and for increasing the productivity a human mind is must.
It’s a human nature that it needs encouragement and continuous motivation for achieving better heights. Human resources play a significant role in maintaining relations and strong networks, keeping motivation up, building a healthy bond, and much much qualitative work which the technology is insufficient to do. We should not forget the fact that technology makes this communication possible between the human beings.
The world in which we are living are home of many enterprises. These enterprises were born out of human intelligence, the capacity to take risks, vision for innovation, courage to face circumstances, ability to provide the resources and much more. Technology is important as it works as a bridge between these enterprises and the people but they can never replace the man power.
The works of great artists, writers, sculptors, painters etc can only be copied by machines. The machines cannot reproduce the original form of any of these magnificent creations.
The magnificent forts, the Harrapan Great Bath, the Palaces of Kings, the old ships by which Vasco De Gama travelled the huge oceans, world famous painting of Pablo Picasso, the works of Shakespeare, the seven wonders of the world, all these were created with the ability of human brain. These developments took place when there was least technology available with them.
Therefore, technology surely helps us making things easy but it can never be used as a substitution of manpower. The skills which are possessed by a human brain, the communication with language and emotional bond increase the productive of machines. Technology is completely dependent upon human interventions.
Though it seems like technology will supersede the man power but the fact is they cannot substitute each other. Technology and manpower should go hand in hand for the development of mankind and upgrading the technology for the need of dynamic world.