As is shown above, in front of a computer happily sits a teenager, attempting to work on his homework effortlessly, with the help from the internet finishing the job for him. There has been a heated discussion about this picture in the news paper recently. Simple as the picture is, it does demonstrate certain thought-provoking social phenomenon.
The picture tells us that our life has been greatly influenced and changed by scientific and technological advances, an integral part to every aspect of modern life. What’s more, individuals, organizations and governments attach due attention to this phenomenon. On the one hand, the progress can enhance people’s understanding on a subject, improve people’s learning capacity and skills, shrink the distance between cities and even continents; smooth the communication between residents and rid of the barrier between people. Technical advances offer all people in the world a quality of life what was unimaginable when personal computer first appeared 60 years ago. Our factory hum to the rhythm of robot assembly arms. Our banking is done at automated teller terminals that thank us with mechanical politeness for transaction. Our subway trains are controlled by tireless robot drivers. On the other hand, while computers, as have been mentioned above, help students finish the academic job, but this technology, at the same time, kills their creative thinking and exploration spirit. The effect of board-dependence brought by it causes the young, nowadays, even can seldom spell correctly, let alone the negative effects triggered by porn movies, violent video clips and their like.
In my view, while we are enjoying the conveniences of the science and technology, we should keep a watching eyes on those negative practice, and aim to reduce the problems it has caused. Then the benefits of these advances will out weigh the serious problems.