It can be undoubtedly stated that without the progress of techonolgy,we will never be able to lead a live where the material is always sufficient.However,the variety and complexity of the thechnology create an unlimited possibility of changing the bad to the good,yet,the good to the bad.
Historically,the abuse of nuclear weapon contradict the idea that the world is changing for the better,as was seen in the world war two.To prevent potential counterattacks of the Japanese and end up the war instantly,the united states dropped Ą°little boyĄą on Hiroshima and Ą°Fat ManĄą on Nagasaki.Both successfully exploded.With the boom resounded in the land and the mushroom cloud floated above the red sky,the empire of Japan declared to give up instantaneously.However,the surrender would never shroud the perpetual loss of the lands and people. This bombing resulted in the immediate deaths of tens of thousands,combined with the destruction of the city.What is more,the survivals and their offsprings had to sufferd from radiation sickness which not only caused serious disfigurement and hygeian problems,but also the psychological trepidation.By comparison,any benefits from this military success can easily be neglected.
During the development of technology,the conscience of merchants is also greatly challenged.In November 2008,China was involved in one of the largest food safety incidents-milk scandal.When sixteen infants,having imbibed milk produced by Sanlu group,were diagnosed with kidney stones.It has been estimated nearly 300000 infants were poisoned,part of whom died from this contamination.As an increasing number of victims hospitalized,a research on components of the milk gradually came into light:Unlike the diluted milk which lacks nutrition,Sanlu milk turned out to contain Melamine,a lethal substance when in high quantity,which Sanlu added to milk so that the milk appeared to have a higher protein content.As a result,the head of Sanlu as well as several local government officials were fired or imprisoned,and that Sanlu bankrupted.However,this event causes a series of damages:the credit among Chinese consumers would be hard to retrieve, many countries stopped imports Chinese dairy products,the poor consumers have to pay the high price of imported brands.Above all,the harm to the innocent infants is impossible to heal.
These two miserable events warn us that technology is like The two edge of a sword :on the one hand,it Promote our felicity.On the other hand,it undermines our humanistic aspect.Only handle the technology in a proper way can we avoid doing harm to ourselves.
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