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Конспект 31. Scientific and technological advance
People in modern world can hardly imagine their lives without machines. Every day either a new gadget is invented or an old one is improved. And people treat new inventions differently. Some suppose that gadgets are really useful and necessary, while others find them absolutely awful as they influence people badly. As for me, I am pretty sure that gadgets make people`s lives easier.
Firstly, they do all kinds of dirty and hard work, such as cleaning. Secondly, devices can save a lot of time as well as storage space. For instance, a flash drive can contain the same amount of information as lots of thick books. So, machines help people in different spheres.
However, opponents of this point of view are definitely sure that gadgets affect people negatively. People are reluctant to work due to the influence of machines. People become lazy and disorganized. They just expect their latest gadgets to do everything instead of them. Moreover, more and more people are becoming addicted to their modern gadgets, for instance, computers, TVs or mobile phones. So, they neglect their home obligations, work or school and spend all their spare time in front of a laptop screen or a TV-set.
A striking example of the essential modern gadget is a computer. 50 years ago people didn't even hear of computers, and today we cannot imagine life without them. It should be mentioned that computer technology is the fastest-growing industry in the world. The first computer was the size of a minibus and weighed a ton. Today, its job can be done by a chip of the size of a pin head. And the revolution is still going on. It seems to me very soon we'll have computers that we'll wear in our glasses and earrings.The next generation of computers may be able to talk and even think for themselves, they may help to diagnose illnesses, find minerals, identify criminals and control space travel.
Some people say that computers are dangerous, but I don't agree with them.They save a lot of time. They seldom make mistakes. It's much faster and easier to surf the Internet than to go to the library. On-line shopping makes it possible to find exactly what you want at the best price, saving both time and money. E-mail is a great invention, too. It's faster and cheaper than sending a letter.
In conclusion, I firmly believe that in spite of all drawbacks, gadgets have their benefits, as they save people`s time and let them enjoy life.They have changed our life for the better. So why shouldn't we make them work to our advantage?
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