Technology truly is an interesting topic to discuss. The number of changes our world has seen since the rapid advances in technology is truly mind-boggling, and this is likely only going to continue going in the future.
When we take a look at how technology has been able to aid us and help us, it can bring a sense of relief when thinking about just how many lives have been improved as well as saved thanks to technology.
In this article, we will be discussing some of the more recent innovations that have likely saved countless lives.
Taking the number one spot on our list is obviously, the COVID-19 vaccines.
As it stands at the minute, it really is impossible to tell just how many lives the recent vaccines have saved.
Not only have they saved countless lives, but they also offered hope for a way out of the pandemic that seems tangible for most of the world.
Furthermore, the success of the vaccines has given a drastic boost to the Moderna shares which have without a doubt brought in millions of dollars in revenue for Moderna, giving them more capital to focus on producing vaccines if any other strains of COVID-19 happen to appear.
In modern history, there really hasn’t been any scientific advancement as significant as how the corona vaccine was produced. Never before has a vaccine passed trials so quickly and through the combined effort of scientists all over the world, COVID-19 vaccines have been an astronomical success for the human race as a whole.
HIV / Aids Care
If we take a trip back to the past, we wouldn’t have to go very far to find the point where HIV was one of the most dangerous diseases in the world.
Just a few decades ago, if someone happened to get HIV, it was akin to getting a death sentence.
The survival rate for people who got HIV was extremely low, and there was next to nothing that could be done to save said people.
However, in the modern-day, HIV poses next to no threat to humans. Now, there are pills you can take that essentially render HIV obsolete, and it is no longer the death sentence it used to be.
If you would have told someone from the past that one day HIV and aids could be taken care of by simply taking a pill every day, they would have not believed you.
Overall, the new treatments and discoveries surrounding HIV have saved millions of people from suffering.
The Childbirth Procedure
The number of women who die during childbirth now compared to just 30 years ago is truly mind-boggling.
In the past, most women would go into the ordeal knowing that they have a chance that they could die, and many of said women did.
Of course, deaths from childbirth still happen, but compared to how they used to be, drastic improvements have been made.
Thanks to all the new technologies and medications, women can now expect to survive the experience in most cases, as well as be much more comfortable throughout the whole process.
The Strides We Have Made In the Battle to Beat Cancer
When it comes to humanity’s battle against cancer, different technologies have been able to save so many lives and in some cases, outright beat certain types of cancer.
Some forms of cancer are now extremely treatable now all thanks to the new innovations in science and technology and just a few decades ago, people without access to these new technologies would have received a death sentence.
In all its forms, deaths and mortalities from cancer have been reduced drastically when compared to just a few decades ago.
Of course, it’s important to note that we still have a long way to go when it comes to the fight against cancer, and there are still many forms of cancer out there that are still just as deadly as before.
Although, in the past, it was commonly thought that all cancer was incurable. But now we know that is just not the case, and we have already made substantial progress in fighting the disease.
The new technology that we have access to now helps fight cancer at all stages of the process. For one, we now have technology that is easily able to detect cancer at its earliest stages, even before said cancer gets big enough for it even to be seen by the naked eye.
This not only saves an incalculable number of lives due to the fact that if these cancers would have carried on to grow they could have become life-threatening, but it also saves people from going through the horrible process of fighting cancer and in many cases can be dealt with right away.
Of course, cancer is still no way near a thing of the past, and it’s important, to be honest about that fact. However, to disregard all the progress we have made in fighting this disease would be neglectful.
Technology oftentimes gets a bad reputation due to the dystopian universes and ideas that are explored through film and TV. However, most of the time we tend to look at the negative side of technology, instead of focusing on all the real, amazing things that technology has been able to do to us as a species.
When you factor in the fact that all of the things we mentioned in this article had taken place within the last few decades, it’s hard to even comprehend the capabilities technology will have when it comes to saving lives in the future.