Nowdays, everybody needs technology. You are so primitive if you say you do not. But, technology that we know, see and use today, is actually have beengone through so many modifications, it does not just become like that. It has gone through so many advances. The very first time technology appears until now is so different. Let me give you some examples.
First is television. So many years ago, television came out with only black and white colors in its pictures. And there is no LCD, or LED like we know today. Television is only a big square box. Only a very rich person who can buy this television, but now, almost every family has at least one television in his/her house. The cost to make television is cheaper now, so everyone can buy it. With television, we can find out the latest news, also television is a very good and cheap entertainment.
Second is computer. The first computer that had been made is as wide as a soccer field. I even can’t imagine that. Then, after so many years, computer show up with a quite small monitor, keyboard, mouse and CPU. And today, the latest progress in computer, there is iPad. With so many advance in computer world, we can make Word, Powerpoint, or many other things, that you usually have to do in your computer at home, everytime, and averywhere you want.
And the last, the third, is mobile! At ther first time, mobile is only for calling and texting. It also has a big heavy body structure. But now, we can find mobile in so many various design, flat, qwerty, touchscreen, and many more. Today, mobile also featured by games, camera, and even internet access capability. We can playing games, online, take a picture, and of course calling or texting with others only with having only one sophisticated mobile.
In short, technology needs so many years to be like today, we have so many advantages from that technology advancement. So don’t ever be satisfied with what he already have. Because, tomorrow is always have to better than today.
By Vivian HI-3
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT IN OUR LIFE
Moving towards the 21st century, technological advancement has become a focus of today’s society. Technology has entered the lives of even the poorest members of society and it is very rare to find anyone who does not have some form of modern technology such as a TV or a food processor, in their home. Technology is an important thing in our life. Almost of your activity is connected with technology. There is no doubt that technology will continue to grow. Most people cannot imagine their lives without technology, as it has become the most important thing we needs. Although there are some disadvantages in the use of technology, but everyone absolutely need the technology in running their everyday lives from the past until now. In my opinion, advancement of technology not only brings disadvantages in its use but also bring benefits to users.
The first advancement of technology with its benefits is computer. I believe that computers are important because they are very helpful in my works. Computers are also useful in communication and doing research. In other words, thanks to the internet technology, it is easier for people to communicate and share information. The final reason for computers being important to human life is that it has been forming a new kind of entertainment. How about internet? Internet is also an advancement of technology. The foremost advantage of internet has always been the communication. And internet has excelled beyond the expectation. Now we can communicate in a fraction of second with a person who is sitting in the order part of the world. Today for better communication, we can use the e-mail. The most common thing the internet is used for research. Entertainment is another popular reason why many people surf the internet. Another popular thing on the internet is to check out the news. Almost all local news can be obtained through the internet. Shopping online has also become a big success and is considered a great advantage of the internet.
The third advancement of technology is mobile phone or hand phone. Mobile phones have many advantages. First of all, mobile phone is easy to use, communicate and handy. You can call anywhere, local or international. For example, if you have relatives or friends that live aboard, you can easily call them just in a minute. However, it can entertain you as well. You can check internet, listen to music, texting, and play game and so on. Mobile phone use to call different services in case of an emergency. Other point of view is, easy to send or check email but your personal data, making a note, reminder and alarm. The fourth advancement of technology is television or TV. In my opinion, TV can be useful gadget to get information from and to be entertained, as long as the programs and content are appropriate. Television plays an important role in our daily activities. Television is also a source of recreation. Humorous stories and funny films bring us minutes of relaxation after a hard day’s work. For me, sitting comfortably in a sofa to watch movies on television is more interesting than having to watch movies in cinema.
And the last advancement of technology is genetic engineering. I think genetic engineering should be very carefully controlled. To begin with, life on our planet has developed slowly, over thousands of years. If we change that process too quickly by influence with genes, which are the building blocks of nature, we may cause terrible damage. I worry, furthermore, where scientist will stop if we allow them to ‘play God’ with our world, and whether they will be able to control the changes they are release. Lastly, we should consider how some governments could use genetics. They might try to create ‘the perfect baby’ or design a ‘master-race’. This is a nightmare scenario, of course, but it could happen. It is true that genetic engineering can be used for the good, to detect or even cure disease. Biotechnology can be commercially profitable, too, in farming and in agriculture. To my mind, however, these factors still do not more important than the dangers.
In conclusion, although technology capable of destroying everything within a very short space of time, it is also has the potential to provide a better quality of life for everyone. I believe that computer and related technologies would definitely be more interesting and remarkable due to the priority in governments’ policies and people’s interest. I feel sure that, in the future, advancement of technology can give more benefit to us of all.
By Riana HI-3