The sweeping prevalence of technology is an undeniable fact today. Both fruits and repercussions of such prevalence have reached epidemic proportions.
Can fruit mean a positive result, here? and if yes, is it because of the context (mainly due to its contrast to repercussion) or it independently sounds that way? Dictionaries are not forthcoming enough about this, attributing fruit to both results and consequences(implicitly conveying a negative result). So my question is:
What's really a decisive, yet general word for a positive result? I'm saying "general" to rule out the words like harvest[n.] which mean "result of an effort" I also came across similar questions here on the website, but they seem fail to be frank enough.
Thanks in advance