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In historiography, the Idea of Progress is the theory that advances in technology, science, and social organization inevitably produce an improvement in the human condition. That is, people can become happier in terms of quality of life through economic development

Is scientific progress always with the service of the man?

First, We initially try to analyze the reasons which led to the current reconsideration of the idea of progress, then we examine their repercussions on the place and the perception of modern science.

To begin with scientific progress is the name given to the development of the scientific knowledge. The idea of progress which often rises from the technoscience, in particular because as of consequences of the human activity on the climate. Today, the generalized use of simulations, modelings and scenarios in all the scientific disciplines change the statute of the experiment and reality.

Nevertheless It could be well that the word progress, which only summarizes with him our desire with a future, was not invented that to comfort us escape of time: “Time passes, certainly, but it passes better and better… ”. The idea of progress got for the anaemia of the present a kind of tonic, a burst of energy.

On the one hand sometimes this latent anguish pushes us to affirm that progress is an idea, not declining, but quite simply dead.

The film « I,Robot” comprise many references to certain contemporary concerns of the Artificial intelligence, the reflection on which the film is built inspires more on the idea of scientific progress. Today, the generalized use of simulations, modelings and scenarios in all the scientific disciplines change the statute of the experiment and reality.

However, since so few modern revolutions have evinced much concern for the preservation and extension of human freedom, the American model may still come to provide a lesson for the future. The photo” Do you want to dance” shows us well that this rise of real towards the possible one opens new worlds, which we seek more and more to create, without having to take account of the obstacle or the test of reality, formerly irrecusable, and that we circumvent by variations on the virtual one.

If we take the photo the “theory of the evolution of Darwin” the technology and advances in knowledge are essential on them more quickly than their explicit desire to see them entering the facts. Our mistrust with respect to this progress is also increased by the fact that we that should not only be seen dangers understood where would prev

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