IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 460 - Modern technology has more negative effects on our lives than positive ones
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people think that modern technology has more negative effects on our lives than positive ones.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
The 21st century has already seen considerable progress in technology. It is true that this improvement in technology have revolutionised our lives. However, I believe that this has more negatives harms than benefits on individual's life. In this essay, the manner in which development of technology has affected communication and employment opportunities will be analysed.
To begin with, people now-a-days are more dependent on the electronic devices for communicating with others. A good illustration for this is the recent innovation of the ‘Whatsapp’ which provides an alternative for sending messages free of charge. Although this innovation has eased the means of communication it is no-where compared to the face-to-face communication and it lacks the feeling of closeness. Thus, the link between improved technology and degraded communication skills can be seen.
In addition, advancement in technology has resulted in replacing people with the machines at various workplaces. For instance, existence of labour-saving devices such as dishwasher, washing machine and vacuum cleaner acts as a substitute for the house-maids causing the rise in the unemployment. Because of this, individuals have to depend on the government for their basic needs and thus economy of the country is affected. Therefore, the negative implications on the work status as well as economy of the society are clear.
From the above examples, it is difficult to debunk that technological advances have afflicted the peoples' lives. It is thus hoped that the elected representatives will take measures to minimise the usage of technology in certain places for the well-being of the society.
[ by - Aqeela]