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zack

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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Dec 28, 2009

From time to time, the human being are changing, in aspect of their culture, language, and also their lifestyle. We cannot deny this changing from happen and we also cannot stop it to be happen.
It same thing in invention. If we can see from the human history, this invention had quickly growing.
Actually everything in this world had two sides; bad and good implication. The invention also has these two implications. We cannot said that because of invention of automobile, our world become be more pollute than before. It because, if we think if no invention at all of car, maybe our world cannot be like what we had been now. So we cannot say that the invention is the cause of everything that make our world getting worst from day to day. All the cause whether it is bad or not is come from us. How we use our brain to solve this situation, so when we make the new invention, before it is been use widely, we must study and make the research how minimize the negatives aspect of this invention.


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Dec 28, 2009

Electricity played a very important role in getting us to where we are today but the i think the internet is currently the greatest invention. A good portion of communication is being done through the internet.
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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Jan 11, 2010

The greatest invention of all time is FIRE. The very first step.cool


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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Jan 21, 2010

What invention do you think has had the most positive impact on humanity?

Now this is going to sound funny but under the all the attention it is getting
Calanders that show that the Galizy is a gaint clock

hence the use of alminacs for farming, using the same star Moon and Sun system to do the planting, what works best fot that time and place on the earth.

So I think Calanders have had the most Positve, and the other fact that it is very hard to turn a Calander into a weapon

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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Jan 24, 2010


JoAnneT wrote:

What invention do you think has had the most positive impact on humanity? And which has made the most negative impact in your opinion?

I think most inventions can be seen as neutral, but how we choose to utilize the invention determines what kinds of impact it will have. We also have to remember that how we choose to utilize the invention can bring about both positive and negative impacts simultaneously. For example, the automobile has enabled us to travel over great distances and has provided us the opportunity to increase trade but this act also has negative impacts such as pollution.

There are some inventions that I do not think have any socially redeeming values and those inventions are weapons. I feel that the use and reliance on weapons ignores deeper societal problems and instead of trying to solve them we skip to the easier solution and turn to violence.


I disagree in that inventions are mostly netural. These days I think most inventions help out the poorer countries/third-world. As technology further develops it will only help level out the playing field. Many argue that technology has already developed so much but point out that such a huge disparity still exists between the global powers (US, Britain, etc) and the poor third-world nations. This is because the development of technology itself will not help level the playing field. The biggest reason for the disparity is due to the availability of the technology. Computers, phones, laptops, etc may continue getting improved, but if the countries don't have access to those new technological inventions, it just won't be of use. Sadly, that is a major problem today as most consumers of modern technology are from western powers and some countries in Asia. This is why I don't think technology is a major globalizing force. Only if a globalized economy and relationships are established between countries first, then technology can help flatten the world further.


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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Jan 29, 2010

I think the invention that has the best impact in our society is the telephone because it bridges people that are oceans away. It helps people communicate. The worst would be weapons of destruction because they kill innocent lives. They create wars that destroy friendships and peace. I think almost all inventions were created for our good it is just that we abuse and misuse them.


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Feb 3, 2010

Audio transmission through wires.

AKA Telephones, Telegraphs.

Without these things we would not only not have internet, we wouldn't have computers as the transistor radio might not have been discovered. Therefore we would not have telephones, internet, etc.

But then it does also fall back onto electricity. So that also was a core discovery.
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Feb 3, 2010

we must be very wary of technological advances. while we embrace them we ought to be fully informed of the pros and cons as there may be severe repercussions


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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Feb 8, 2010

Well, inventions and technology has been improved for the benefit of man. How about weapons? They are created for protection but it ends up in destruction. The very inventions we create would also be the one to kill us if we don't do the right thing.. We should manage every innovations we have.


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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Feb 8, 2010

The invention with the most positive impact would definitely be the computer/internet/printer.

With the invention of this fine machine, we no longer have to travel ALL the way to the library just to find out when the World War II started or to get our hands on a recipe for moist brownies. This equals to lesser amount of carbon monoxide released. YAY!

I don't know of any inventions that have brought severe negative impacts to the environment. There will always be negative impacts to every action, but if we use them the proper way, then not many problems will arise.


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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Feb 9, 2010

Any good thing comes with something bad. But It is the maturity and the civility of a human mind which uses it's power to create something good.
I guess the Computer or the Internet is the best thing that has happened to mankind else we will not be here speaking our hearts out. smile


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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Feb 11, 2010

Well, the invention that has the most positive feedback to us is maybe the light bulb. For so many years it has been used to light up the nights. Imagine a world without these light bulbs. They come in handy and can be seen almost anywhere. But the invention that has the most negative impact on us is weaponry. It was used for protection originally, nut ended up in terrorism due to mismanagement.


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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Feb 14, 2010

We have met with many inventions that are very important and not that important...I think that the computer is the greatest invention of all as it has made life much more easy....but it does have bad effects too but mostly good......

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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Feb 16, 2010

I think a good example of technology overuse is the green revolution. All those fertilisers, etc., probably saved millions of lives in the short term. However, our natural capacity to exploit our natural resources is limited. Currently, the chemicals, etc. used, are causing deformities and illnesses in the very people it was intended to benefit, by getting into the drinking water.

I think the answer to averting the risks arising from going too far with the use of any given technology is variety and innovation. It is not enough to let a 'market' determine areas of research,etc.- there should be a range of lifestyles, farming practices, cultivars/breeds, modes of transport and power generation availabe, each providing an aalternative if one is discovered to be risky. Eg, the whole problem with fossil-fuel dependency. shocked


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Re: Inventions and their Implications
Feb 17, 2010

Almost everything we use are inventions...

It helps us and makes our work easier...

But unfortunately some use these creations for unwanted things and that's not good...

But we can't blame the inventor we must blame the people who does those things..

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