Technology introduces new products into our lives every, often along with largely unknown consequences for our environment and health.
Today, thanks to the enormous power of technology, our lives and the environment are changing at such a speed that no one can predict how the world will be in several years. In fact, we look like small, creatures drifting away from these forces. These forces, created by thousands of scientists and experts, are in the hands of powerful companies or governments that use them to impose their own economic, military, or political will. This is also one of the main purposes of technology; it is the new way to create conquests and colonies. And it is here that we point out one of its failures. It is unethical to use technology for conquering and “liberating purposes” and it is totally unacceptable during this process to destroy the environment.
This destruction of the environment reaffirms in the most categorical manner the rulers of “Discovery” who have a direct image of the planet, and they send us a voice of anxiety about their destruction, forest, river pollution, desertification, etc.
The technology promised us a solution to our problems a life full of safety and high level. But who put the problems to solve the technology? Who asked for new detergents, fine-tuned TVs, missiles that can break cities even countries at thousands of kilometers distances, electric toothbrushes, and tree poisoning, colorful soaps with synthetic fragrances, canned opener, and countless other types? Which end said that the production of such species is what will improve our lives and who has raised the problems in the distinction of technology, when we are still trying to fix our problems today?
The security promised, and in some cases secured by technology, is the beginning of the big problem. Man is a social and highly adaptable being. He survived in the thousands of years, living as a social being, always striving with others the supreme value, the survival. He had to fight enemies, the elements of nature, illnesses, and adversities of all kinds.
Now people think they can live out of nature. Their contact with nature has been minimized. Without contact with nature it is difficult to make a proper assessment of it. Many people today are born, grow up, and die in large urban centers.
Despite its versatility, man cannot watch lightning-and-complicated technology changes. These changes are made out of him, and this brings first of all a weakness, an inability to influence his environment. But is our life really full of security?
Technology has caused and continues to cause environmental disaster seemingly at an ever increasing pace.
Many of these dangers, not even obvious, is neither known to the populations. Ignorance is sometimes due to combined efforts by corporations and governments. Technology gradually removes man from his biological environment and then destroys it as well. We resemble a horse on a hunted horse. Now we are in the midst of the frantic galloping. When the horse falls to the cliff, it will also drag its rider.