The industrial revolution has spread all over the globe. For over a century now, there has been an increase in the number of new things invented and used. This invention revolution has affected the world in both good and bad ways.
‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is an ancient adage. Whether it is aeroplanes to travel distant places or taking a holiday to the moon or sending a message with a click of a button – anything is possible. Machines are invented to perform various tasks that make our lives easier; some inventions make it better and let us live healthier. Life-threatening diseases have now found cures due to advancements in technology, and the longevity of humans has increased.
Despite all the benefits of inventions, it has made people overly dependent. For instance, people cannot stay without their mobile phones for even a day. There has been a change in behaviour when they do not have their phones with them – some say they feel ‘incomplete’ without them. Such dependence often leads to new types of psychological diseases. Further, there has been a steep rise in the technological waste that is having detrimental effects on the environment. If this is not curbed or treated carefully, future generations will have to suffer.
In conclusion, many inventions were luxuries when invented but now have become a necessity. With changing climatic conditions and needs of the 21st century, it is impossible to lead a life without particular inventions.