Wednesday, 27 November 2013
ROLE AND DEPENDANCY OF ELECTRICITY IN OUR LIVES
Electricity is an integral utility in modern society, with links to everything from a human's subconscious fear of the dark to the practical need for working illumination in an industrialized world. The entire world essentially runs on electricity, in one form or another, and while combustibles are essential at the present time as well, their time is nearing an end. Electricity is not only ingrained in modern life, it is also critical for its continued existence, as electricity will soon be the main source of power produced world-wide.
All of the modern energy alternatives are focused on creating electricity by renewable means, such as wind turbines, solar arrays and geothermic heating, ultimately using steam to turn large turbines, creating electricity. Electricity is the future but it is also the past and present, as without a continuous power supply, many living with assistance would not be able to cope. Most of the modern medical treatments that are commonplace today would be extremely risky if not impossible, without modern power and lighting.
Lighting alone is the backbone of civilization. Without proper lighting, travel would be a life-threatening process at every step, risking collisions, getting lost frequently and impacts with stationary objects, even with the modern, high-power headlights on vehicles today. Electric power runs the world, with governments, corporations and financial institutions relying on it daily for communication, commerce and even direct trading. The grip of electric power also extends to the smallest and seemingly insignificant aspects of the average citizen, from mobile communications to the ability to cook indoors. Electric power is and will continue to be, one of the most important energy forms available to the human race as a whole and as fossil fuels steadily run out, more and more dependence upon it will become the standard.
People depend on electricity for everything. From television to refrigerators and kitchen appliances to mobile phones; it powers virtually everything in our life. Everything requires electricity to function. Banks and ATMs require electricity to maintain their databases without which no transactions could be made. Gas pumps and gas companies need a lot of electricity to operate without which people cannot travel. Fridges in grocery stores and in people’s apartments need constant electricity as canned and unsealed foods like meats, chicken, poultry etc can get spoilt. Traffic lights and safety systems find electricity indispensable.