Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Task 2. VERY long
Modern technology is changing our world. This has advantages such as bringing people closer together through communication. It also has disadvantages such as destroying the difference between cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.
In recent years, technology has had an important developed, in this way it has changed the human life and ways to think and to keep in touch with family, friends and co-workers. On the other hand, it has driven the globalisation decreasing the differences between cultures. In this essay will be possible to read about some advantages and disadvantages of those subjects.
Long years ago the communication between cultures and countries were very complicate and slow, for this reason each culture easier kept their specific way to live without to be much affected by others. It is the root of different languages, philosophies, religions and ways to see and live the life in general. That reality has brought us art, science and diversity. It is possible that without it, we would be very different today.
In contrast, nowadays the life is different and then the lifestyle too. Since the human exist has tried to improve his life, and technology is a consequence of this (as globalisation is). Then, it is the way that humanity has elected for its life. It is hardly possible to keep a language or culture with few people, because they need to live in society and have the opportunity to receive good health program, education and quality of life; for this reason, in general people could be step by step nearer to dominant culture, still when a dominant culture want to keep alive this small group; for example, in New Zealand, people and government want to keep alive the Maori culture; then there exist two official tongues: English and Maori; in the same way, they try to learn the traditional dances or parties. Anyway, almost all Maories people speak English because they need to work, study, etc. Meanwhile just few Kiwis speak Maori, because they don't need it. It would be sad that Maori culture someday die; anyway it is very possible, because people want to live better and they need to learn some things for this, such language, to use technological stuffs, etc.
Furthermore, in general around the world the biggest keep alive and others die when they cannot compete anymore. It is very sad, but it is our reality day after day. Now technology is carrying us to the globalisation and sooner or later smallest cultures will disappear. The good news is that we can conserve it in our books and history, and to remember that they are our root and the reason because we are as we are.
In the final analysis, I disagree with they are disadvantage that technology or globalisation is making more similarities day after day, because in my opinion, it is the natural way of the life as we have known, the biggest can keep alive and the smallest not. It is just part of the natural developed in our world.