Technology vs Nature

@nicregi (1936)
Malaysia
March 23, 2011 8:46pm CST
Hi fellow mylotters. Lately so many incidents happened around the world that just made me think. Technology vs Nature. There is no doubt that technology had gone a long way to help us in our daily lives and so on. We counted on them everytime and they work well. However when it comes to nature, technology is nothing compared to nature's force. Imagine the latest incident in Japan. I saw the footage moments before it hit Japan coasts and that is one footage I will not forget. What's your take on this?
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11 responses
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
hi, i think,technology is no longer powerful if nature attack us,technology cant protect us and cant stop the nature.like in what happened at Japan,we know that Japan is one of the best technology they have.but still, tsunami wiped it.
@inedible (768)
• Singapore
27 Mar 11
We simply don't have enough technology yet. In a few more centuries, we'll have round two of this fight with nature. We'll see who wins then. =x
@megamatt (14326)
• United States
25 Mar 11
At this moment, there is no technology that can combat nature at its most destructive. However, who knows what will happen. We could create something grand that could counteract nature and perhaps fight it. Of course, this could do more harm than good and I think that nature really in many ways has been going soft on us humans. I think really, technology will always meet its match in nature. It is developed by humans after all and humans are not superior to the inevitable results that are caused by nature. That is just the end result, really there is nothing more to be said about it. There is really no shame in being beaten by a supreme force such as nature. Still many people will take it as an insult.
• United States
25 Mar 11
Agreed. As fast as technology advances, it cant stop natures rage. Technology has helped us save lives and has helped us with everyday tasks. Made things alot easier for us. Our work and lifestyle. But technology can only do so much. We cant stop certain things. If possible, I hope we can prevent the incident that happened to japan in the future somehow with the help of technology. One can dream.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
This is only proves that,technology is nothing compared to nature. And that,there is an unseen power,powerful than any technology ever invented,and unseen WISDOM,WISER than any smartest person ever lived.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 11
The power of nature is always not something we can imagine, it can be no limit when come to the power of destruction. What we saw now might not be the worst and it might be same even worst than what we see now that hits Japan recently. We all say that today technologies are great but when compare to the nature, it is just nothing.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
24 Mar 11
Yes, i agree. Technology is nothing when nature strikes. NO matter how advance our technology is, it can never predict nature. IF nature can be predicted, all these happenings won't be happening now. In fact, it's technology that's causing the unbalance natural diasters. It's because of technology that creates global warming and effects of global warming are getting deadlier each time.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
right now, yes, we have no control of what mother nature is doing, and in a way, we may be indirectly responsible. We can't say, maybe in 50 years time, we'll have the technology to detect earthquakes before they occur, or maybe we'll have the technology to stop earthquakes. We don't know right now, we have no proof that we're the ones causing the tectonic plates to shift, but what if uprooted trees, mining, blast fishing, almost every commercial and industrial thing that we do greatly impacts the tectonic shifts? then we are to blame for the earthquakes.
@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 11
Somehow, what happened really shows what human has done to nature. Humans have never stop and keeps on doing things that hurts the environment. Maybe nature can no longer tolerate with what human has done and here comes disaster to teach human some lesson. Anyway, i do pity those affected by the earthquake,tsunami and also fear that nuclear radiation will become a nightmare to every creatures on earth...
• United States
24 Mar 11
It's kind of interesting to me too. We really need technology - but nature can wipe out all of our greatest inventions with one swipe! I found it interesting to see all the footage although it really broke my heart at the same time. i cannot imagine watching my town be washed away right in front of my eyes!
• China
24 Mar 11
Disasters don't come from science and technology,but from the greed of the human being.No all people over the world are greedy .Meanwhile human beings are not always greedy in the history.As technology develops faster and faster ,the self-confidence are becoming stronger and stronger.Our ancestors told us to be friends with nature ,because we are just part of the nature.All we have come from nature.However ,today ,we want to overcome nature.Nature was our God in the past ,but now is our object to conquest.That's the real cause of disaters .To solve the problems ,wisdom must come back to all human beings.