The Pros and Cons of the Ever Growing Technology Advances

August 8, 2016 by - 3d x-ray, Ct scanning, Industrial computed tomography scanning

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It’s amazing how technology continues to advance and flourish. It is the one thing that will never hit a limit or a stopping point. Take industrial CT scanning services, for example; 3D imaging, x-rays, reverse engineering and even laser inspection has all stepped up their game immensely because of the advance in technology regarding the industrial CT scan. If something like the industrial CT scan can help and change so many industries, think about the items that are used in our day to day lives that are changing the world around us. Phones, tablets, watches, ear pieces; it feels like everything that could possibly be made has been, but yet technology continues to move onward and upward. Not everyone agrees that this such a great thing though. Here are some pros and cons for you to consider regarding advancing technology.

Advantages

  1. Discovery: Being able to find better and more efficient ways to do things makes for more accurate results. Each industry is able to grow and become better with every advance in technology. It used to require tons of manual labor and hands on work to get jobs done but now machines and automated technology can assist in getting the same job done in a much quicker amount of time and more efficiently to. It’s great to be able to find out new things and more about the world around us. Knowledge is power, so they say.

  2. Cost Efficiency: The fact that things can get done faster and better means savings. For example, a farmer does not have to pay hundreds of farmhands to get a job done over the course of several days anymore, thanks to machinery that can do a better job in a shorter time frame. These savings that are made for business owners allow them to grow their business in other ways which contributes to the economy. Being able to invest in your own company is the only way that businesses are going to be able to continue to grow and become bigger and better. Without the added costs, this can happen. Even if the initial payout is more, it will end up paying for itself in the long run.

Disadvantages

  1. Dependency:The more that technology advances, the more society gets used to it and as a whole, begins to depend on it. Computers and phones and the like become the way of life and when something breaks down, humans barely seem to be able to function. This also makes people less reliant on themselves and each other which causes a break down in social interaction. Have you ever been in a public place and saw a group of people all together but no one was talking? Everyone was just sitting, looking at their phones. Or maybe you have actually been apart of that group. It takes away from conversation and relationship.

  2. Jobs:While it’s nice for the farmer in the example above to be able to save money, those hundreds of farm hands are now unemployed. Human workers hold less value compared to the technology that could be used to replace them. This is going to be the main problem as technology continues to grow because less and less people will be able to keep their jobs as computers replace them. This is a scary thought for people because you never know how long it will be until you will be replaced. It’s scary for the consumers as well because customer service is something that we, as humans, rely on without even thinking about it. Machines and computers are not going to be able to give us the same experiences. Most people can barely sit and listen to a pre-recorded message when they are trying to talk to a representative at a company.

So, as you can see technology growth can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Things like industrial CT scans or other types of x-ray machines and all kinds of technology are available to make jobs easier, information more accurate and time less wasted. However, at the same time it makes jobs less available so you really have to weigh out the pros and the cons.



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