Okay, so this essay must suck. Because I took exactly 25 minutes and I didn't review. I probably should not have even posted it here, but I want to know how my score would be right off the bat, just finished on 25 min mark kind of essay.
Does progress reduce the number of problems in the world, or does solving old problems just lead to new ones?
Progress does reduce the current problems in the world, but in the long term, cause more damage and newer problems. Technology is a great example that demonstrates how progress can eventually lead to a downfall and sometimes even worse. Several popular gadgets used today helped solve old problems, but created more new problems.
Shown by the effects of the computers, millions of users are exercising less, staring at a bright screen more, and hurting their fingers more frequently. Hundreds of health issues arise from the constant use of personal computers. Most evident would be our health. Computers are stationary items. Therefore it cannot be used effectively if one is running around. This downside prohibits exercise and allows them to sit down more. Not only is it causing higher obseity rates, but also it is damaging eyes. Our eyes are constantly harmed whenever we stare at a bright screen for a long time. In fact, prescription glasses are increasing proportionally with the increase of computer hour usage. Our fingers are also being damaged by this popular invention. Moving fingers unnaturally fast and constantly worsens the senses, therefore wearing out hands faster than people of the previous century’s hands. The computer is a major progress to the human history. It made searching information easier, faster, and quicker, but it also created new health problems unknown to humans until the last few decades.
As demonstrated by nurses, doctors, and hospitals everywhere, medicine is a great benefit in changing lives. It saves millions of people, kids, and elderly everyday. But with the larger population, the demand of food is rising exponentially. If this trend continues, the earth could not sustain the population, thus creating war, starvation, and other unauspicious results. Documentarys everywhere are worrying about the population in China already. It is predicted that if the birth continues at the same rate, the entire country will go into collapse and period of instability will start. Drinking water will become so scarce, only a drop of water can be used per person daily. Medicine will not only progress into a larger population, but it also sometimes causes additions. There is a pandemic happening in America where Bath Salts were illegally used as a narcotic. In fact, such benign name was purposely called that to deceive the population. Medicine is one of the best discoveries for the population. But this beneficial item only caused more problems to the world. Thus again, progress only causes newer problems.
Progress is good. Progress allowed people to live longer, healthier lives. Progress helped students search for information faster. But progress also caused inevitable damage. Damage so deadly it has killed millions in obesity, diabetes, and other weight issue related diseases. Damage in millions of innocent lives because of inappropriately using it. Damage for increased world population. Demonstrated by the two technological progress of the last century, progress will, in the end, cause more damage than solutions.