Over the last 100 years, advances in many forms of human technology have been made. Indeed, it is staggering to comprehend that barely a century ago, the majority of humans did not utilize automobiles as a method of transportation and still relied on horses and wagons. While the locomotive and steam ship travel were common alternatives, commercial air travel was in its extreme infancy. It was not until after World War II that a former military service member and the then president of the United States Dwight Eisenhower implemented and established the first interstate highway system in the nation- changing things forever.
It is staggering to think that only 70 years ago many Americans did not even own televisions and the internet was decades away from being invented. Cell phones were not even a concept. People lived starkly different lives than the majority of people in the United States and truly across the Western World live today. Without a doubt, technology has greatly benefited many people and humanity as a whole unquestionably. Advances in medical technology over this time period have also been staggering; today people are living longer than ever before, there are effective vaccines and treatments for diseases that would have been debilitating just a century and even more recently prior, and many illnesses that plagued humanity for centuries have been largely eradicated.
Without a reasonable doubt, the benefits of technology have far outweighed the negatives. But it would be naive and foolish to think that there are not some drawbacks to the advancement and innovation that has occurred in recent days and years. The company Google is now pausing the release of their artificial intelligence technology called Gemini due to its difficulties dealing with non-english languages. While artificial intelligence will bring many benefits for public Internet and corporate usages, it poses a real risk to the economic stability of many people and could destroy millions of jobs.