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Should a group resisting the introduction of a specific technology be seen as anti-progress Why Support your argument with one or more examples of disputes about technological developments Technology has been defined as the application of science to production by Websters Third New International Dictionary this definition for the sake of this argument is too narrow The writers on technology in its social context Emmanual G Mesthene and John Kenneth Galbraith have formulated their definition Technology then is the product of interaction between man and the environment based on a wide range of real or imagined needs and desires which guided man in his conquest of Naturep25 A group that may resist the introduction of a new technology for reasons other than the wish that progress in that area of technology is not made The motives behind the wish to halt the progress of a technology are diverse and incorporate all manner of causes that include politics human and environmental welfare economics and the social consequences of implementing new technologies The technological advancement in the science of weaponry and warfare is an area that has always brought forward groups in society that do not wish to see this area progress The progress in the area of weaponry and warfare is seen by many as an increase in the capabilities for humans to destroy one another and the environment The dropping of the first atomic bomb in Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945 truly demonstrated for the first time the extent to which technology had advanced our defensive capabilities From the end of World War II it was now safe to say that the human race possessed the capability to destroy all life on the planet whereas before technology had allowed us only the capability to destroy large amounts of it With the advent of the development of nuclear and later biological weapons many people had begun to question whether technological advancements in
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