Good morning everyone, the motion that has been put forward today is one on which I guess people have been debating since like a decade now. The moment human beings realized that they could make life easier and simple the human mind with its deep sense of conscience led to the rise of protagonists both in favor and against the usage of technology. The fact is that technology is a tool and nothing more.
The history of the world clearly tells the tale of technology, and it’s obvious to the most casual observer that the great societies have always been those who took advantage of the technologies of their time.
From the earliest of humans who first tamed fire, to contemporary times, the societies who best leveraged technology rose to the top. Did the wheel of ancient Mesopotamia in any way damage the society? How about the use of iron in ancient Greece and Rome? The steam engine, telephone, electric light, airplane? Has any technology ever controlled any society or weakened it?
The answer is a loud and resounding NO! Let us return to the motion put forward today “technology has crippled our new generation”, which literally means technology has disabled or weakened our new generation, but I don’t understand why we are even debating on this topic my worthy opposition perhaps has failed to understand that the topic itself is an incentive for us since we today are the most powerful, technologically advanced generation till now and hence the question of us being weakened or damaged doesn’t arise only.
Whenever we speak of technology today and its impact on the new generation the so called youngistaan ,we usually associate technology for having brought luxuries into our life and these leading to laziness, health problems, people no longer giving importance to relationships etc etc But let’s just take a moment back and think over it ,if the older generation were such active and so healthy then why were the high death rates and infant mortality rates all around the world so high like 6 decades ago, with the advancement in technology ,the discovery of microscope ,anesthesia the health care sector has helped us develop many ways of diagnosing dangerous diseases. The vaccinations, drugs and medicines developed with great amount of research has helped to save the life of millions of people across the globe. This has increased the survival rate in all parts of the world. The building of hi-tech hospitals, clinics and health care centers equipped with all modern amenities has also improved the business scope of companies operating in the health care field. The invention of devices and technologies for the diagnosis of various diseases and disorders has helped many patients to get the best possible treatment at the right time, thus saving many lives.
Technological advancement in field of medicine has helped patients from backward nations get good health care facilities. Today we can easily sit and chat with any one around the globe and hence technology has made us social, increased the amount of friends we can have, strengthening relationships. Technology my friends, my worthy opposition is what you make it; in due of course of preparing our debate we realized that we control technology and technology doesn’t control us or itself. If we are addicted to the computers or our cell and our parents don’t keep a check on us it’s there and our own fault and we can’t pin the blame of our lack of productivity on technology.
Everything in the world has its pro’s and cons similarly my worthy opposition might debate that increased use of technology leads to global warming that is certainly threatening our future,our lifestyles are become more and more dependent upon technology but my friends the uses of technology, the voices pro of technology are far more than any argument against it and so we can’t I repeat in any case we can’t say that technology is crippling our new generation. Moreover with advancement in technology we can even prevent global warming I take reference from Michael hues man’s book “can technology prevent global warming” which clearly underlines the fact that technology itself can clean up its little mess. My friends if technology was so dangerous it wouldn’t have developed to what it has become today it wouldn’t be still developing.
Like I said before it’s up to us to use any technology in our benefit and again it’s up to us to use any technology towards our loss . We can sustainablly use technology and derive benefits from it because as Edward o. wilson has best stated “technology helps us do the incapable”. the otherwise impossible. Can anyone imagine what it would be without technology how we would possibly see the parts of the flower, study viruses, create skyscrapers, this mike I am speaking on anything and everything that happens today happens thanks to technology,so how is it possible that this beautiful gift of technology is crippling the new generation LoL . In the end I’d Like to end with a quote “Technology is that gift of god that uses god’s gift’s better than ever” carl marx. thank you