SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Importance in our lives
“Sweating profusely in this heat so sweltering,
We feel as if we are melting,
AC’s are switched on and we feel so cool,
Thanks to one of science’s boon”
There is no doubt regarding the fact that all comforts in our life have been possible only because of scientific and technological developments. Science and Technology are the two faces of the same coin because all technological developments have been possible only because of the new concepts and discoveries in various fields of science. Both have played a crucial role in molding the life of all human beings. The history of science is a testimony to explain how one invention after the other has transformed and revolutionized the entire world throughout the centuries. Almost every human process for getting food, shelter, entertainment, and well-being depends upon some complex technological systems interwoven with new inventions and innovations in science.
Like any other thing, this also two sides. We have to accept one harsh reality that on one hand when there are facilities and comforts, then on another hand, there are many negative effects on our environment. The increased activities of human kind due to rapid development in science and technology have led to degradation of natural environment to the extent that it has become unsuitable to the living organisms existing in it.
This dangerous condition has called for collective steps to battle this problem. Judicious use of scientific advancements is necessary to fight against the challenges in life as well as to control the exploitation of Mother Nature. There is a growing need to educate the children as well the adults about the importance of care, maintenance, protection and management of environment. We all have to adopt eco-friendly methods and the three important R’s, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in our lives.
Scientific management, approach, skill and various techniques promotes a man to think and solve problems and integrate scientific ideas to meet various situations in life. Since children are the future of the nation, it is very important to make them realize about the relationship between science, technology and society. They should be encouraged to explore the hidden facts about science and bring new safe and eco-friendly way before the world because eco-friendly methods are the need of the hour.