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Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology

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Natural resources are the building blocks on which modern society depends. Knowledge of their physical nature and origins, and the web they weave between all aspects of human society and the physical earth can lay the foundation for a sustainable society.

We agree with the above statement because natural resources are important, as human beings would not exist without them. We use natural resources in everything we do. Therefore we should use our resources with minimal wastage and even ensure we dispose of the waste products in an environment friendly manner and whenever possible, we should recycle.

A natural resource is any form of material organic or inorganic obtainable from the earth's physical environment to satisfy human needs. Before using any such material however, technology, economic implications, cultural beliefs and possible environmental effects of obtaining and using it have to be considered. Thus, a material thing can be considered as a resource only if the technology for obtaining and utilizing it is both available and acceptable economically and culturally.

If natural resources are not explored wisely, even if they are abundant, they will soon be depleted, leading to serious degradation of the earth's physical environment, such degradation is already producing; soil erosion, the green house effect and depletion of the ozone layer.

Understanding the environment and its impact on life will help you make positive influences to its conservation and use. If we preserve the environment then future generations may also get to enjoy the flora and fauna that we do today.

Mineral extraction companies and other firms involved with the exploitation of the earths resources should think about the impact their activities and take measures to counter the negative impacts before they have a major effect.

Group work question number five:- "There are spiritual dangers of not owning farm .One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery and the other that heat comes from the fireplace". Discuss

A farm is a tract of land set aside for agricultural purposes. These may include keeping and rearing of livestock and the cultivating of the land for crop production. In today's societies where there is a complex division of labor, very few people depend on working or owning farm or their direct survival. Overall development in the areas of manufacturing, new technologies and techniques

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