Implications of Technology

2603 words 11 pages
Implications of Technology in the lives
Of the People


Jairus Noah L. Polintan

Table of Contents

Review of Literature

Technology and Medicine

Technology has had a great impact on society when it comes to medicine. Medical technology has been around since the cave man began using rocks as tools to perform trephining. Since then there has been many new advancements in medicine due to technology. From painless needles to robots used for surgeries technology is around to stay. Painless needles are one way technology is improving society. Needles are always scaring young children and even adults. Now with the new painless needle pediatricians can give vaccinations pain free. Researchers at Georgia
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Back before they had this technology the drivers would have to radio back to the command base and inform them on their location, “No longer do you have guys on a map putting little stickers where things are at, now it is digitally done. It allows commanders to move more rapidly, more decisively, more violently.”
A helpful feature that the Army Battle Command System has is a touch screen monitor which allows the officer to place icons on the map and have it appear on screens throughout the system which makes them able to show enemy position, possible ambush locations, fugitive hide outs and locations of newly found roadside bombs. However there has been some complains about the system from the ground forces, some say that the consoles are too complicated to use and frequently break down under desert wear and tear. Also sometimes links between pieces of the network crash and since the system is unique, replacement parts take a while to arrive. “They’re waterproof and heat-resistant, but when you boil it down it’s a computer. You’re driving it in dust, sand and rain, 130 degree heat. It’s going to break down.” Some soldiers are not using the Army Battle Command System because of these problems, but then you will always have the traditional method of gathering intelligence which is using tips from informants, seizing documents and interrogations. As you can see there is still some bugs to be worked out, but that is going to happen with


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