Technology, through its broad application across various sectors of industry and regular life, has managed to streamline almost every aspect of modern society, but there is apparently more to it. According to numerous studies, it has been found that the use of modern technology has severely curbed the negative impacts of industrialization on the natural environment in multiple ways.
Improving Renewable Energy
Ever since the global realization of the fact that coal and petroleum are finite sources of energy, there has been multiple ongoing research projects dedicated to finding alternate sources of power for the future. However, it wasn’t until recent years that the likes of solar power, wind energy and hydroelectricity got anywhere near feasibility for use on a mass scale. Renewable energy has now become more affordable and available for even residential use and is no longer exclusive to only commercial sectors, thanks to the rapid advances in technology.
The Digital Movement
After the industrial revolution, the digital revolution has been the single most important step in human history, and experts agree that the movement is still in its nascency. Nonetheless, the combination of internet, computers and smartphones has severely reduced pressure on the environment. In the United Kingdom, online casinos UK are the dominant platform that players use to meet their casino games, which saves a huge amount of physical resources every day in the country. The use of portable displays has vastly reduced pressure on the planet’s trees, as paper is no longer as necessary as it was once before. Most of the banking operations can be completed online in most parts of the developed world, which is once again, proving to be a huge bonus in terms of a greener tomorrow. As the digital revolution expands and evolves even further, it is expected that pressure on natural resources in general (especially wood and paper) will be further reduced considerably.
The Use of Technology in Prevention of Poaching
Saving endangered animals is a very tough challenge for authorities even today and especially in the African continent. The use of drone surveillance is proving to be a useful mechanism in deterring or at least identifying the criminals involved in the act of poaching.
Monitoring the Companies
Big companies with toxic waste dumps are not yet a thing of the past, but the government is able to keep a close watch on factories, constructions and manufacturing plants with monitoring instruments that record various aspects of how the concerned process is affecting the environment around it. For example, geo-spatial measurement of air pollution enables the authorities to detect how much of what is being emitted by a factory unit into the air.
Not only are electric cars more sustainable and practical now, but it is only a matter of a few more years before autonomous cars start hitting roads all around the world. Driverless cars are inevitably more fuel-efficient and they may just be able to make way for less resource-intensive vehicle designs in the very near future.
Finally, even in the residential scenario, smart thermostats, smart lights and smart electronics in general are adept at maximizing energy-efficiency, which is essential for a greener tomorrow. As human population continues to grow and the natural resources continue to shrink because of that, modern tech is at the moment, the biggest hope for the future generations.