What is the first word that comes up to your mind when you think of the word “Science”? The answer may be different from numerous perspectives which depend on how you live your life with the essence of science. The answer of the question asked above, can be technology, inventions, connectivity, internet, advancement, knowledge, knowing the world and so much more beyond it. These are the words that can be thought of when it comes to science, which is a general and broad perspective of the term.
The deeper you go through the concept of the term “science”, the more you will come to realize its worth and criteria. When you are observing with your bare eyes, it just seems that there is science in everything. Its parameter is just as big as the universe.
If we generalize the expression, the most appropriate answer will be; science is knowledge. Knowledge of every single thing we see, even don’t see like outer space! It is the knowledge of everything which includes logical explanation of what things are, how they work and why they work that way. Science doesn’t randomly come to any conclusion; instead it more likely tends to explain everything with firm and acceptable logics and sometimes with mathematical terms. This knowledge is the explanation that you can’t deny or refuse to accept. Science works that way.
If we try to think about the beginning point of science, then we can easily assume that science had its existence even before men stepped into this world. Apart from the debate between religious and scientific explanation of human’s appearance on the world, there were science everywhere, before human, before life, before earth and even before the universe. Human just came to know about the facts and have explained them logically only a few years back, comparing to the age of the “science” itself. By a close observation you will understand that there is not a single piece of thing that science hasn’t explained yet. And it is racing towards deeper knowledge and advancement to make life easier, better and comfortable; and its up to give human a world which is safe to live, fresh to breath and joyful to be alive.
Starting from the ancient times, science has explored through numerous facts from life to death, center of the earth to the outer space, time travelling to parallel universe, radio waves to artificial intelligence, neurons to cure of fatal diseases and what not. Life is made so much better and easier to live compared to the life in the past with full of lethal diseases and full of discomfort. Though people have lived their lives anyway, with the things they were before but compared to current world, we barely can imagine living in the era of hand written letters, with no mobile phone, no electricity, not even being able to fight simple diseases like typhoid, tuberculosis, tumor, cancer etc. Advanced knowledge of science has made all these possible and still working to beat newer challenges.
Perks of living in a world with advanced science is just a blessing for man. We can talk to anyone living in any corner of the world easily without waiting a moment for the response. People don’t die from simple diseases these days, which used to kill thousands of people in the past. We now know what is going around the world within seconds. Things have become much easier with the blessing of technology. Recent advancement of technology has taken the world to a new level and made life easy and comfortable. Now you can own a car which drives itself, so you don’t need a driver or don’t even need to know how to drive a car! You can see the world in a 15 inches screen. Internet is one of the inventions of science which connected the world and made it feel smaller. Distance is just a number now. Blessings of technology and its contribution in our life is just immeasurable. Workloads are lessened drastically and workers have become more efficient which made the word “crisis” almost gone.
Knowledge of human body and other species has reached an advanced level these days. Its really amazing that we know how our brain works, what makes a baby look like its mother, how character and behavior is passed to new generation, how to defend cancer. Science also has explored the life after death, what happens to the body when someone dies. Even, what happen to the soul after death has also been explained by science recently, which were just beliefs from the ancient times. Defeating diseases and inventing new medicines for fatal and incurable diseases is just another charm of science these days.
Advancement of science is surprising us every day. A new morning brings us new hope to live a better life, a life with more comfort, ease and success. We wake up with a vision of better days where there will be no crisis, no hatred, no kneeling down before diseases. Technological advancement is creating a world of speed and perfection. Artificial intelligence is just another example. AI means, in simple terms, software which is able to think logically, take decisions and can maintain operate by itself. There is a lot of hope lying in the near future where man can concentrate on further research and deeper knowledge of everything with the help of AI based software and robots. Many advanced countries have successfully tested and implemented this new blessing of science.
If you look closely, you literally won’t be able to count the blessings of science. But no blessing comes alone; there is always a darker part of it on the other side. In one hand, science is giving people an opportunity to live a healthy and longer life, whereas, on the other hand, its killing a lot of people too! Its really sad that how the inventions of science have let people making weapons, bombs, explosives and staffs which are killing millions of innocent lives worldwide.
Technology has made the world a smaller place, but this technology also made it unsafe. Reaching someone is easy today; it has also increased the rate and severity of crimes. Murder, fraud, cheating, robbery, accessing information, piracy, drug usage and trafficking, money laundering are just some to name which are facilitated and accelerated by the advancement of technology and science.
Environment is greatly polluted and damaged because of industrialization and using up the natural resources that used to protect the environment once. For this, the world is having more and more increase in average temperature which is causing underdeveloped countries to suffer a lot. Rapid and negative changes in our climate is eating up our beloved earth and making this place unlivable. The environment issue alone has become a big headache for the nations and they are trying to control the pollution to save the world. While science has discovered many medicines to cure diseases, it also gave birth to newer afflictions like cancers.
Advancement of science and technology can be treated both as blessing and curse. It is just the human who needs to decide whether to make the world a better place or just make it a piece of living hell.