It is often said that technology works as a double-edged sword solving some problems, but at the same time creating others. Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Justify your answer.

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There isn't a definitely correct or incorrect answer to this question. You may certainly disagree with this statement and provide an explanation as to why you feel that way. Perhaps you support the idea that technology by definition is beneficial. Technology is application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. Therefore,...

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There isn't a definitely correct or incorrect answer to this question. You may certainly disagree with this statement and provide an explanation as to why you feel that way. Perhaps you support the idea that technology by definition is beneficial. Technology is application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. Therefore, it generally solves problems and progresses forward, rather than creating more problems and regressing humanity's efforts for improvement.

While it is nice to believe that technology is always moving humanity forward and always solving problems without creating any problems, I do think that straightforward view is a bit naive. While it might be possible to claim that technology solves logistical, mechanical, and/or practical problems, technology also creates moral and ethical problems simultaneously.

Take cloning as an example. Science and technology figured out a way to clone an adult organism by using a process of nuclear transfer. Dolly the sheep was heralded as a technological leap forward. However, the worldwide reaction to that technology was not universally positive. All kinds of moral and ethical problems arose about whether or not the same technology should be used with humans. Questions were asked about whether or not clones would become a separate social class. Questions and concerns were raised about how cloning might be used for endangered species. Issues concerning cloning and religion also appeared. The technology itself was relatively simple in practice, yet so many social, political, ethical, and moral problems resulted from its existence. Based on that one example, I would have to agree that technology is a double edged sword.

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