Despite what the title of this article might state, there is virtually no area of life that science have not influenced in one way or the other, however focus would be drawn on four industries that have been greatly influenced by science.
They impact is so great that one cannot think how life would be without this developments in this area or sphere of life.
Health: it is a well-known fact in history, that Egyptians were one of the very first to deploy scientific process to treat people, by studying sick people and writing down their findings, to creating tools to help extract blood from patients. This changes small as compared to what we have now, set the pace for development in the health sector. Today it is possible to conduct transplants of various body parts and organs, something which was considered impossible 80 years ago. Also being able to know genotype status and blood group has helped saved future offspring’s from untimely death and ensure proper blood transfusion among people. Another key development is in the area of creating vaccines and health supplements which have helped provided much needed immunity to children and vulnerable adults, helping to curb off epidemics.
Research: one of the most exciting aspects of science is the fact that it encourages research so as to better existing devices, tools, gadgets, services or invent an entirely new product or service. By the process of conducting research so many ancient ideas and notions that were harmful to societal progress have been discarded i.e. you can deliver your baby by yourself, children who are always sick are possessed by evil spirits and several other old notions. Research has further helped in improving other aspects of the economy, as scientist study the industry and help create new products or processes to help boost such industry, a good example is the agricultural sector. Due to research better seedlings that have high resistance to pests and crop diseases have been developed and given to farmers to help boost sales.
The burgeoning change in culture, values and business strategies conspicuously observed in the world currently, can be owned to globalization, either through immigration and emigration or meeting with foreigners and probably living with them. This has led to a massive adaptation in the present order of events in the world today, has been cultivated a. Globalization which has been widely deliberated by economist, politicians, civilians among many while some believe it to be highly beneficial, many others, however, argue otherwise.
One positive facet of globalization is the advancement in technology, The dependence on technology for day-to-day activities cannot be overemphasized. Ranging from television, cars, power supply etc., have helped create comfort for mankind also, the Internet has created the opportunity to connect with people irrespective of the miles which set them apart. Although these advantages exist, a Northern-Eastern researcher thinks otherwise, he pointed out that the educational system is being affected negatively by technology and that while it may not resolve school-related problems, it is much needed in overcoming the challenges which plague the educational system.
Other downsides of technology include the phobia for nuclear disasters, replacement of employees by machines, more production of genetically modified foods, and more. Kathleen McAfee spoke against the use of genetically modified foods for human consumption. She believes that modified crops are rather designed for pest control.
Another epidemic witnessed by the world due to globalization is the high consumption of fast foods which results in obesity. The World Health Organization in 2014 explained that a major catalyst for obesity is the changes experienced in the mode of transportation. More persons depend on cars and vehicles rather than cycling or walking leading to prolong period of inactivity.
Virtual working methods have also played a massive role in contributing to inactivity. The long hours spent on the computer do not only cause a long-term effect on the eyes but also leads to weight gain in most cases if not properly balanced with regular exercises. The World Health Organization asserted that environmental, and social changes, are both solely responsible for the inadequate support policies encountered by sectors such as agriculture, transportation, urban planning, education and more.
Further to the changes in transportation, urbanization has also been experienced, Most Locals of certain countries and races believe that urbanization has diluted cultural values and overtaken by western ideas.
The department of Management, Technology, and Economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, conducted a study on the effects of globalization focusing on three key aspects namely: economic, social and political integration (Axel, 2006). It was noted that globalization contributed positively to the economic affairs of these countries, whereas there was no meaningful change politically. Thus, irrespective of the positive sides to globalization it, it is, however, difficult to ascertain whether the advantages outweigh the demerits. Consequently, certain rules should be laid in place so as to check Urbanization, immigration, or even attitude one adopts from others. This will help strengthen the way of life and habits of people.