In the worlds of Douthwaite, he claimed that technology would be necessary to fix all social issues, but others believe that his claim is off. Many say that the repercussions of any technological advance would not be worth the troubles, or that they will create new issues. It is shown with “Huesemann and Huesemann’s” article that with no matter how many solutions you create there will always be another issue created. The trolley car experiment is a great example to this statement, there is a step, but it is illegal to stand on it even though trolleys are used in large cities with large populations. People don’t have time so engineers made them bigger cars, but people would still stand on them. Even though it wasn’t a crime anymore, it was still against the rules. The fix to that is close the trolley cars with doors and no more ledges.
For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction, this works when they say that making technological fixes to social issues cause negative repercussions. Though there may not be any intended negative actions one cannot know what they will be or if they will happen. But that is a risk I believe is well worth the advances made in the world. Without the technological fixes to everyday social issues the world wouldn’t look the way it would today. The Automobile was a fix to issue of traveling long distances for a cheaper cost of relying on trains or planes. The Automobile industry is now one of the largest employers of the modern age. Thought they started off inefficient, cars get better gas mileage now and give off much less pollution. Even though in the beginning there may be a repercussion, there will be another solution.