Technology provides advances in business, entertainment, health, and various other aspects of life ,attempting to achieve the greatest and most updated invention to appeal to consumers. However, technology can be a double edged sword in the same regard. As it satisfies many with convenience, speed, and effectiveness, it also can be detrimental. Postman describes technopolies as means of technology used to alter a culture completely. While corporations thrive with new and improved machinery, increasing their capabilities, the number of factory workers necessary to operate the machinery diminishes. Thus, those depending on these types of jobs have been struck by the wrath of technology. Techologies steals the jobs, forcing them to seek a new job and a new way of life.
Another repercussion technology possesses involves the medical field. Doctors and medical professionals wok in order to concoct treatments to any medical ailment and have been succesful thusfar. The average lifespan over the years has skyrocketed and the overall awareness of prevention of medical maladies is fairly widespread. While medical professionals strive to develop cures for cancer, biomedical engineers devise machinery fit to stabilize dying patients who struggle with terminal illnesses. Our country lacks an adequate number of options for terminally ill patients due to the illegality of physician aided dying. Thus, some medical technological advances serve only to extend a terminally ill patient's suffering.
In developing such machinery in attempt to revive and stabilize terminal patients, biomedical engineers prolong the "lives" of patients as well as their excruciating pain. Thus, in doing som their quality of life has decreased drastically considering their state for the last moments of their lives. Technology offers conveniences and assistance in many beneficial ways to the world. It can save lives and assist them greatly in minimizing the work load. However, without careful monitoring, technology can also be harmful to the community.