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Ranjith Anishetty

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Invention is the cause of disasters

Man invented many things, but unfortunately these inventions are creating problem for human survival. For example depletion of ozone layer is because of pollution and effluents like CFC. In the similar way pollution from vehicles. Now the problem is with whom? is it due to over usage of technology or due to man invention?
Invention and technology doesn't mean that highly engineered techniques, it can be a simple plastic which is harming population and also it may be a small cell phone which is now effecting human brains due to radiation. I am not saying that we should not have technologies, but what is the limit and how we are misusing it.


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    Nov 21 2012: I'll throw a new card into the game and argue that the cause of disasters is through the LACK of technological invention.

    There are plenty of examples of damaging technology (such as Car pollution, fossil fuels, plastics..) but we maintain it because we don't adapt at a rate necessary to remove the negative impacts that the current technology turns out to be providing.

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