Technology and the Negative Effects on Society
People in today’s society are always looking for ways to improve their lifestyles and in some way help deal with their physical …show more content…
Technology we take for granted such as the automobile can have a negative effect on society. The automobile is one of the greatest inventions to come about in the last 100 years. It has helped the society to grow in ways never imagined before. It allowed people to move out of highly congested cities and move into the suburbs with more peaceful neighborhoods. Yet it also let people feel as if they were still a short drive away from the city. However, the negative effects of the automobile were not thought of in the early days.
In recent years, though, we have begun to realize just how much these ways of making life easier are costing us or future generations. Think about everything that's involved in the act of driving a car. First, the metal in the body of the car has to be mined. The plastic on the dashboard and other interior cosmetic components probably came from petroleum. Petroleum also becomes the gasoline that powers the car. Extracting the petroleum involves wells and refineries all over the world. Tankers carry the oil across the