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Learn English – Technology – The effects of modern technology – Speak English with Duncan

Hi everybody this is mr. Duncan England how are you today are you okay I hope so are you happy I hope so in this lesson we’re going to talk about the complicated and some would say forever changing world of modern technology in the beginning there was darkness computers DVD players and ipods did not exist there were no cellular – no jet aeroplanes no microwave ovens and no internet yes before technology came along the world was quite a dull place to be also we are told greetings earth people the word technology generally relates to any complicated tool that has been created to carry out the task of some sort this task can be a simple one such as adding up numbers right up to the really complex ones such as steering a jumbo jet or sending a rocket into space there are some other words that relate to technology such as electronics high-tech microtech & Info Tech these days virtually all modern technology is powered by electricity for example televisions radios mp3 players cellular phones washing machines notebook computers even the good old toothbrush the list is endless do you mind if I take your photograph is it ok ok give me a lovely smile go on said cheese CHEESE that’s great it would be fair to say that virtually all the great technological leaps forward have occurred during the past 50 years since the discovery of electricity our world has been magically transformed into an amazing wonderland where our thirst for information can be quenched and imagination is allowed to run free however all is not perfect there are some people who are skeptical of our ultra modern way of living and say that modern inventions such as the computer and television have made us lazy and less in touch with the real world other examples being the cellular telephone and the internet which critics say have helped to make the world smaller while at the same time making this less likely to speak face to face also we mustn’t forget about the environmental impact that these energy guzzling devices are making of course it is true that technology has been created for bad purposes as well as good nuclear power has enabled us to generate energy but it has also been used to create weapons so I imagine perhaps in the future we could be using laser guns just like in the science fiction movies sorry …oh dear it is amazing to think of how much the world has changed because of all the new technology around us many of the devices we use today would have been mere fantasy and science fiction 50 years ago it proves one very important rule if it can be imagined it can be created I wonder what our world will be like in another 50 years can you imagine what it will be like living then flying cars fusion power maybe even a time machine will be invented by then I could travel back to the past and visit myself as a child then again maybe not how many pieces of technology do you own what are your favourite electronic devices do you think you could live without them it is amazing to think that without all these incredible inventions I would not be able to stand here today and talk to you many of the things we can do today have been made possible thanks to our own creativeness and ingenuity this is mr.

Duncan via the internet saying thanks for watching and bye bye for now ok mr. Duncan ready to beam up .

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