Media Presentation - Technology will destroy our planet
TECHNOLOGY WILL DESTROY OUR PLANET
How it started…
The earliest evidence of technology was
some 2 million years ago when man
started using tools like axes and scrapers
to hunt animals with.
It was this thinking that would separate
us from animal and make us into
something more, Homo Sapiens.
The potential to destroy
The art of war has been around
for thousands and thousands of
years, but it wasn’t till
technology was incorporated
with is that the results of these
events ending up with mass
The catapult was
introduced in the Middle
Ages to destroy walls of a
It wasn’t till the late 1300’s when guns were introduced to warfare.
This new technology was a game changer in war because it allowed a solder to
avoid close combat, like using a sword, and potentially risking their owe life
while fighting an enemy.
This gave the user a much greater advantage
But nothing would have a greater
affect on war then the introduction
of the Atom Bomb during World War
It was credited to Albert Einstein,
Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, J.
Robert Openheimer, and Harold
Urey for creating the first atomic
bomb for the United States army.
This new weapon was so powerful it
could completely destroy anything
in a 1 mile radius and was the
equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT.
Atom Bomb cont.
The future of nuclear warfare is
quick scary. If you thought that
the atomic bombs used in
World War II were bad, you
don’t want to know how
devastating the hydrogen
bomb can be.
The only ever hydrogen bomb
detonated was the Tsar Bomba.
It had a total destruction radius
of 15 miles and almost 6000
times more powerful then the
bomb dropped on Hiroshima
Below is a link to the video of
the Tsar Bomb being tested
Nuclear energy creates about
16% of the worlds electricity.
This is done by the principle of
nuclear fission (ripping a atom
The first major nuclear power
plant was introduced in
This was done to combat the
over usage of fossil fuels which
has a limited supply on Earth.
On April 26, 1986 the nuclear
power plant in
Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded
due to extremely unstable
conditions in one of its reactors.
This created multiple fires around
the plant setting of a second
The explosions released
radioactive particles into the
It has been estimated that 1.7
million people have been
exposed to the radiation
caused by the explosion.
The explosion also
contaminated 146,300 square
kilometers of soil.
Chernobyl won’t be habitable
for the next 24,000 years.
What if we, as
so that we are created to
live a certain way and
become something we
were preprogramed to.
Does this take away our
freewill, and without
freewill our we not
Genetic Modification cont.
Work done in genetic
modification does have its
questionable actions but
its not totally bad.
Genetic modification has
helped us create food that
can survive harsher
climates slightly offsetting
the increased demand for
food as the population
continues to grow.
Technology is forever
changing and the more we
look into the future, the
greater technology will
become. Its like how people
say “it’s people who kill
people, not guns” well the
same could be said for the
technology WE created and
how it affects our Earth.
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