Science is the greatest servant of man today. It is the Allahdin’s Lamp and it hides a Jinn who does everything for the people. Whatever you say to the jinn of science to do, it can do it at once and without delay.
We are living in the age of science. Ours is the age of science. Without science we would have none of the modern comforts and luxuries. Science has changed the complexion of the world. It has greatly added to human comfort. It has come to the help of man in every sphere of life.
Science had made human life comfortable and quite worth living. In winter we have haters and in summer we have coolers, refrigerators, cars and gas stoves which have brought the benefits and blessings of science to the doors of the common men and women. Houses now have not only fans but even air conditioners. The make you feel like being in winter during the burning summer and as in summer when it is freezing winter.
Science has relieved the housewife of much of her toils; scientific gadgets cook meals, wash dishes, and even clean clothes. There are vacuum cleaners which sweep the house better than any sweeper can do. Refrigerators preserve food and save it from being rotten. You can eat not only yesterday’s food but even last week’s food, kept fully fresh in the freezer. People preserve chicken and fish even for months in their freezer.
Travel has ceased to be any cause of concern now-a-days. None are the days when people took months to travel a hundred miles. Now you can cover thousands of miles by train, car or aero plane, and reach your destination fresh and fine on the same day. You can have breakfast in New Delhi, lunch in London and take your dinner in New York. You can travel from one corner of the world to the other safely and comfortably. In the aero planes, you are treated as a royal guest. Everything is available and most delicious dishes and drinks are served to you while you are up in the air.
Communication has also become very easy. You can talk to anybody in the world through telephone and wireless. Fax has made correspondence easy and quick. You can talk to people thousands of miles away almost at once. You can transmit message to any part of the world in no time. Radio has brought the whole world closer. Television brings living personalities home before our eyes. Whatever happens in the world is now happening to you also.
Science has also greatly helped man in the war of illness and diseases. Doctors have found medicines for almost all kinds of troubles. Epidemics, which wiped out the whole cities, have become things of the past. The surgeons perform most intricate operations on the human body. They can cut any party of the body and remove the source of trouble without pain to the patient. X-ray photography can locate any cause of trouble inside the body and make its cure easy.
Machines have made labor easy. Now one machine does the work of a thousand people. Science has come to the aid of the agriculturist through pesticides, fertilizers and tractors which have made farming easy and many times more productive. Now space travelling is also possible and human beings have gone up to the moon and they are going to other stars.
Robots and computers have taken away more and more activities of human beings. Robots can work in the factories and in the offices and in the houses like any human worker. Computers can do all the thinking of human beings. As more and more machines are coming into existence, human labor is becoming unnecessary. Where will it lead us? Science which is a blessing to-day may be a curse in the future it misused.