Essentially, what I think is that presently, we would be able to do without all the Sci & Tech if we were made to believe that it doesn't exist . I know it's bit hard to imagine a life without all the daily stuff we use . . . -refrigerators, television, mobiles and computers of course The healthcare we devised that adds a lot of years to our lives -medicines , surgical instruments and other gadgetry And certainly a lot to add to our luxury . But humans lived ages ago without all such things . And I don't think they had more things to complain that we have . Observe closely, take anything which you think adds to the satisfaction in your life or which is vital to your daily life . For example, paper . Helps you with noting things but can you take into account how paper production affects ecology ? Most of the other things you use do . See, on one side it's adding to your necessary and luxury but on the other side , it has long term implications on the chances of your survival . Medicine - You are afraid that without all the Medicare ( as a result of Science ) you'd fall ill ? I'd say that today due to contamination and pollution, the grave danger of falling ill has gone up . Plus there's been an explosion of stress related diseases . About 26% American adults suffer from mental disorders . It's about acceptance . We'd better probably die calmly of a disease and accept it as god's will . If we know the cure exists, we'd try to be like a restless fish pulled out of water . The joy which science gives us is momentary and temporary . The problem is basic . Unlike other animals, humans can't be ever content with anything . Happiness lies in being content with whatever is given .