The modernization of today is bringing along many benefits and advantages to its people. However, some side effects can also be seen from the effect. In this blog post, I would be analyzing how modernization can bring about both benefits and disadvantages to people. Modernization of today’s world is bringing about much better efficiency around the world. Travelling from Singapore to China used to take months of travelling now took hours. Messages that used to take weeks to be sent out now took seconds.
It can therefore be seen how the modernization of our world bring about efficiency to our world, resulting in a faster paced world, without wasting long amounts of time for information and people to be transported from 1 place to another. As a result of the efficiency of our growing world, the economic status of countries is rising rapidly, with countries becoming richer. This would hence improve the living conditions of people living in these countries, which would overall help everyone’s lives to be better.
However, though urbanization brings about much advantage and benefits, there are also considerably severe disadvantages and impacts caused. One example of this is the pollution of the environment due to this. With the urbanization of the world, more and more fuel would be burnt, which releases greenhouse gases and contributes towards global warming. This is only one reason how modernization can damage the environment.
Another disadvantage of modernization is that our younger generations may soon lose the important communications skills needed in life, and spend more time on social website and instant messaging on the internet. This would hence result in the loss of communications skills among people, a severe consequence indeed. With this combination of advantages and disadvantages, what is it that we are aiming for? Is the current situation what we wanted? Is the advantages worth going for while considering the disadvantages? These are some questions that are highly debatable and there is really no definite answer.