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Is a world dominated by science a dream or nightmare for future generations? by Mind Map: Is a world dominated by
science a dream or nightmare
for future generations?
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Is a world dominated by science a dream or nightmare for future generations?

Nightmare

Cloning

Conflicts with religious beliefs as it changes the works of God

Leads to social unhappiness which may lead to protests and unrest

Greater income inequality/disparity in standards of living

Technologically-advanced products such as computers/handphones tend to be more expensive, The poor from developing nations are unable to afford them, Science is unable to free them from the poverty cycle. Even future generations are stuck., The rich continue to be able to afford such items and enjoy the satisfaction they give, They are better able to enjoy the fruits of science and technology

Environmental degradation

global warming due to gas emissions from automobiles,refrigerators, higher temperatures and warmer climates could escalate beyond repair, brings to reality the nightmare of a living hell with unbearable heat, gets progressively worse unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, increases the likelihood of floods in low-lying areas, future generations might lose their homes or even entire towns permanently

depletion of natural resources, fossil fuels, minerals and other raw materials are used at a rapid rate for research, production and development, these take a very long time to replenish, such that we're consuming them at a faster rate than they're replenishing, while the use of these help raise standards of living now, in future there will be none of these resources left and our future generations will suffer instead of prosper

nuclear waste and harmful radiation

more e-wastes generated due to mass production of electronic products such as handphones, TVs,computers etc, if not properly disposed of, lead, mercury, heavy metals and other toxic materials will leak landfills, soil or water may be polluted, people living in the area may fall sick

More powerful weapons which may cause mass destruction

eg.atomic bomings and the long-lasting effects of atomic radiation, chemical&biological weapons that may cause gene mutation

eg. inventions of nuclear weapons and threats of nuclear wars from countries like North Korea

Dream

More relaxed lifestyle

New machines and tools invented and developed to make certain tasks more efficient and less taxing on people, Less manual labor and hard work for a certain level of productivity, Employees can enjoy shorter working hours and more time for leisure and family, People can afford to be happier and more carefree as compared to present-day life

Enhanced health standards

Through advances in medical infrastructure, new medicines and cures developed from S&T, Perhaps a cure for terminal illnesses like cancer for future generations as science keeps bringing about new discoveries

New vaccines against new diseases or stronger vaccines for existing viruses can be discovered and created for people, People less likely to fall ill, less risk of an epidemic or disease outbreak, A disease-free world is a safer place for future generations to live in and prosper with much less fear and worry

More affordable products

As technology advances, products can be manufactured more easily, Cost of production and hence prices of products are cheaper and more affordable to the society, For example, flu vaccines and medicine are much more affordable, Benefits those from the developing countries where diseases and resultant deaths are rampant, Handphones have become a common commodity for the middle class and are not just toys for the rich men, Lives have been made more convenient as communication is made easier

Increased connectivity with the world

The rise of the World Wide Web in the 1990s has greatly increased the interconnectivity of the world, News can be spread more easily to the world, Eg. when a natural disaster hits a country, people from all over the world can easily learn of the news from the Internet. For eg. Sichuan earthquake, Global humanitarian aid can be set up quickly to rescue/help the victims, Social networks have become very popular, Communication made easier, Learn about friends' ongoing lives easily through networks like Facebook and Twitter - keeps us connected with friends, even those whom we have not caught up with for a long time, However, may encourage narcissism