In this Cenozoic era, earth is shining with the fascinating development of science and technology. Science has revolutionized the nomadic people of earth into a civilized and well established dominant creature (human) of earth. With the scientifically development brain, human have modified the earth into their virtual heaven. In the modern human civilization science has became something indispensable.
Few centuries ago traveling from one place to another was a tough and time consuming task. Traveling trough sky was considered something impossible possible. But science made the impossible possible. By the invention of cycle, scooter, car, bus, train, airplane and many other vehicles, human have conquered the swift means of transportation. Now we can fly like birds over the mountains in airplane and reach anywhere of the world in few hours.
One of the chief blessings of science is the electricity. In last three centuries, it has revolutionized the living standard of human beings. It has converted the entire face of the earth. It is used in almost every spheres of life like traveling, education, cooking, heating. Washing, cleaning etc. modern civilization without electricity is like an elephant without trunk.
Science and technology have made our life quite secure, safe and extremely comfortable. They have revolutionized the arena of entertainment. The brainchildren of science like radio, television, mobile, music players and computer have made our dull life bright and happy. Modern technology like internet, video games, touch screen have made our life merrier than before.
The most important field where science is booming its influence is the world of health and medical technology. Medical science has proved to be a boon for modern man. With the rapid development of medical science many remedies, cures and safeguards against various diseases and disorders have been found. It has added to human happiness and well being. It has led to low mortality rate and increased life expectancy.
Not only in the field of traveling, power generation, entertainment, medical health but also in agriculture, sports, space exploration, research, communication and security, science is making itself more and more dynamic. All this have led to increasing importance of words like “luxury” and “comfort”. Meanwhile the importances of words like “distance” and “time” are losing its momentum.
No doubt science has done much to give us comforts and luxuries, but it has brought the destruction of mankind also. It is often said that science is a useful purposes are always useful but the same under destructive purposes can destroy its own usefulness.
Development of modern weapons has created immense fear of war. Science has given birth to physical, chemical and biological weapons which are unfavorable for all living beings. Moreover introduction of nuclear power have created a simple path for annihilation of whole mankind.
Apart from the development of weapons scientific development has also led to environmental pollution, natural degradation, global warming, ozone layer depletion, unfavorable climate change, habitat destruction, deforestation and many more. All global environmental crises are occurring due to improper use of science only. Moreover diseases like heart attack, cancer, obesity, tuberculosis are indirectly accelerated by science.
For this entire problem we cannot put our total blame on science only. It depend upon us how we use it. Science is an Aladdin’s magic lamp on our hand which can both destroy and preserve the modern civilization. For the safety of mankind and earth, human should use it for beneficial purposes rather than destructive purposes.