Should humans adapt to technology or should technology adapt to us? Is technology making us intellectually weaker or more intelligent?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Although some people are of the opinion that new devices, machinery or applications should be designed according to our needs, I believe humans should reshape their lives to follow emerging technologies through learning as it helps to broaden our horizons and develop new skills. In this essay I will discuss how adapting to technology can improve intellectual potential using examples from the educational field and media to demonstrate points and support arguments.
Firstly, through the modification of people’s lifestyles according to new technological developments, they improve significantly. Nowadays, there are many companies and smartphones applications which reduce communications between people. For instance, by facebook, Skype and whatsapp people can enjoy real time calls for a fraction of the cost compared to older technologies. Therefore, by following modern technology human life becomes easier.
Secondly, new technology encourages scientists and talented individuals to create new devices, machines or applications which better serves humanity. Take for example, a study by university of Alberta in 2013 which showed that by the introduction of computers and the internet into the curricula of medical schools, many of the students were able to develop new devices such as the pulse oxy-meter. As a consequence, new technology has improved student intellectual capacity.
In conclusion, from the example and arguments given, I firmly believe that mankind should follow new developments in science to encourage creativity and improve lives. In future, new developments in science will only increase.
ACADEMIC TASK 1
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words.
The bar chart shows data about how many visitors from Mexico, Canada and USA are expected to visit four cities in 2018.
Overall, what stand out of the graph is that the largest number of expected travelers to most of the four cities will be from the USA. Additionally, Paris is projected to attract the highest number of USA visitors than any other city.
Looking at the details regarding London, the predicted number of visitor from the USA is 80 thousand which is four times the number from Mexico, while those from Canada stand at 50 thousand. Mexico is suspected to contribute 25 thousand visitors to Paris in 2018, which is half the number of foreseen visitors from Canada and one fourth those from the USA. By contrast, the largest number of prospective travelers to Istanbul will be from Canada at 70 thousand, while the number from the USA stands at 60 thousand, which is triple the number of those from Mexico. Finally, the probable number of tourists from the USA and Mexico to Madrid is almost the same at around 65 thousand, whereas as many as 25 thousand Canadian visitors will visit Madrid in 2018.