To what extent has the Modern Revolution been a positive or negative force?
The modern revolution has been a positive force to a somewhat large extent. This is due to the various innovations that it brought such as steam locomotive and computers which have revolutionised the way humans interact with the world. The modern revolution also brought major advancements in medical science which improved the lives of millions and raised the average life expectancy around the world. On the contrary however, some negatives such as global warming and wars have been rising faster than before.
The innovations and advancements that the modern revolution brought changed our lives forever. One of the most important and profound inventions was the computer, which dates back to 1948. In the current century, our entire life and the world revolves around technology and computers. Schools, hospitals, businesses, etc. all have computers as an integral part of their business and operations. Millions of people rely on computers for their salary and well-being. Without computers, the world as we know it would have been different. Another significant contribution from the modern revolution is the invention of steam locomotives. They were first invented in Britain as a means to transport water from coal mines. Steam engines were the forefathers of modern car and trains that we rely on so frequently. Without the steam engine, transportation as we know today would have probably been highly difficult and complex. The modern revolution was a driving force in inventions such as computers and steam engines, which makes it a positive force.
The rapid advancements in medical science has benefited all our lives for the better. Some notable discoveries and developments include – the discovery of the DNA, the development of vaccinations, Medicines to cure various diseases and being portable and the development of antibiotics. As the list above suggests, we have made major breakthroughs in medical science thanks to collective learning and interactions, which m...