understanding the importance of science and technology, it is important for us
to understand that science and technology are closely associated with our
lives. They are closely linked aspects of society and the studies and
developments in both these fields are essential
for the overall progress of mankind. Why is technology so important? How
does scientific development affect society? Let us find out.
Scientific research comprises a wide variety of fields ranging from the study of different branches of science to relatively advanced fields like space exploration, human genetics, and cloning. Scientific study attempts to explore and understand the working of the physical world. It tries to analyze the occurrences in nature and gain knowledge about nature through experimentation. As scientific research aims at gaining knowledge of the complexities in nature and finding solutions to unsolved problems, it is important for the progress of mankind. The seemingly impossible feats have been made possible, thanks to scientific research.
Natural sciences deal with the study of nature and human life. The studies of natural and artificial sciences reveal the relationship between nature and human life. Research in science has paved a path to many brilliant inventions and discoveries.
When it comes to technological advancement, we cannot forget the automobile and transport industries that have grown tremendously on account of the developments in science and engineering. Technological advancements have driven the developments in the different modes of transport. Bicycles have transformed into scooters and sports bikes. Four and six wheeled vehicles have started running on the roads, thanks to the advancing technology. The developments in air transport have winged the common man to soar high.
The importance of technology lies in its manifold benefits to society. The positive effects of technology are many. The advancement in this field has revolutionized human life. It has provided an impetus to the computer and the telecommunication industry. The developments in communication technology have made the world a smaller place. The Internet serving as an excellent communication platform has made the world flat.
The World Wide Web has proved to be an enormous information base, from which information can be retrieved by the means of search engines. Information from all around the world is housed on the web. Thanks to the development of web technology, the information can be stored in an organized manner and relevant information can be retrieved on supplying search strings to web search engines.
Digitization of information has been a major breakthrough in the world of information technology. It has made possible the compaction of information, which in turn allows efficient information storage.
The most important benefit of science has been the luxury it has brought to daily life. The mechanization of industrial processes has reduced human effort. Household appliances that are in daily use of the common man are a result of developments in science. Machines have replaced human beings in monotonous and risk-bearing tasks. Scientific discoveries have made life easy.
Science and technology have indeed proved to be a boon to human life.
A Guest Editorial