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Technology, A Step too Far?

Updated on June 2, 2011
Pollination
Pollination
Famine
Famine

It would appear that our own advances in technology could put us on a course of genocide on our own race.

The advances in telecommunications, in the last couple of decades, are astounding and all those people involved in it should, rightly be proud of themselves. However, did we go too far too fast, for our own good?

There is a lot of talk lately that the excessive use of cell phones could lead to cancer but that is not what I am talking about here.

What concerns me is that recent reports show that cell phone use confuses Bees and could lead to their deaths. A study carried out in Switzerland, led by Daniel Favre showed that Bees were significantly affected by cell phones.

Bees play an important part in our survival. They are responsible for the pollination of perhaps 60% of our food crops.

In the last 30 years Bee populations have dwindled rapidly, with Europe now having half the population it once had. 30 years also marks the start and build up of “cell” technology.

The United States has also noticed a significant decline in its Bee populations. Will the rest of the World follow?

Before we take the technology any further, we should stop and look further into the Bee situation; otherwise we may have to prepare ourselves for a famine like the World has never faced before.

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    • christopheranton profile image

      Christopher Antony Meade 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      I totally agree with you there.

      Thanks for the timely warning

    • Credence2 profile image

      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      I hear you, rafken! The problem is greed and selfishness, there are certain forces that in order to keep profits flowing care less that the earth will be made unihabitable as a result. Even the birds are smart enough not to soil their own nests. Man and his greed will drive us all to the brink of destruction and take us over it. See how much trouble clean energy sources have when competing with the petroleum industry. Thanks for the article.... Cred2

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      myi4u 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I am quite with you that technology these days has gone way too fast. In the past, the jump from 28.8K modem to 56K modem took nearly 4 years. Look at the speed that we have now. In some areas, 100MB is achievable. That's about 1785 times faster than 56K and it took less than two decades.

      Once iPad was announce, dozens of new tablets are introduced each day. New processors coming out on a monthly basis rather than yearly basis like in the past. It's just list after list and if you stop reading tech news for a day, you are out-dated the next day.