Until the First World War, the kinds of weapons used in battles had limited potential to destroy life and property on a large scale. But with the invention of the nuclear bomb, the scenario changed drastically. The whole world was stunned by the devastation that two solitary bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki could create. No other manmade device could unleash the amount of damage as the nuclear bomb. Although the United States could put an end to the Second World War with these bombs, it opened up the world to a new set of intriguing and frightening possibilities.
Computer is probably the greatest invention in the last hundred years. The impact that it has created on our lives is tremendous. It affects so many areas of our daily routine like no other single invention has ever managed to accomplish. We are becoming more and more dependent on the computer with the passage of time. Right from weather predictions to the fuel injection systems in our cars make use of computers. We are dependent on one single kind of machine to run our lives like no other generation that lived before us. And this trend is all set to continue in the future as well.
Nowadays people from all over the world are suffering from the air pollution. One of the reasons of such situation is the constantly increasing car usage. Are we able to do something in order to encourage people not to use private cars or to use them less? To be honest, there are only several things we can do. Among them is propaganda of the risks caused by the private cars usage. We can provide people with the main benefits they can get by using public transport and make the transportation prices more affordable.
In most cases any travel opportunity is an exciting perspective you are impatiently looking forward to. Going overseas to study in some university is definitely an expectation of this kind, though it has its pros and cons. Therefore, the matter requires precise study before any decision is made, be it for or against.
Nowadays nobody is surprised to see the people who instead of hurrying to the office simply switch on their computers and carry out their boss’s errands at home. As this phenomenon is here to stay, let us try to envisage its effects on our society in the long run.
Getting to know people from all over the world and sending them instant messages is no longer a dream. It has become a part of our daily routine since computer-based communication programmes were invented. However, people are starting to doubt that this dream was worth fulfilling.
Nowadays all people seem to be aware of the health risks smoking entails. Yet the number of smokers is not decreasing. In some countries it has brought about some drastic measures such as banning smoking altogether in the offices and in public places. But is it actually an effective way to fight smoking?
As smoking is reported to be one of the main causes of cancer, governments all over the world are trying to find a sure-fire way to discourage people from smoking. Some of them consider outlawing the sale and the consumption of tobacco, like it was done with heroine. But is it actually a promising measure?
The development of human civilization is moving forward at a high speed, and the amount of scientific, technical and other discoveries is growing bigger and bigger every century. Unfortunately, the progress of human race in terms of this development has a flip side of the coin, which is harmful influence upon the natural world of the planet.
Very often the mature age of a person is given a poetic name of the autumn of life. It is the time when you can finally stop a bit and enjoy the results of your professional, personal and spiritual development. It is the period when the dynamic and bubbling energy of action and creation is more and more often giving place to static and calm observing and reflecting. Physically such an emotional state of a person is usually achieved at the age of 60-65 years.