5 words for Friday: Technology

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technophile (noun)

a person who is interested in modern technology and enjoys using it.

technophobe (noun)

someone who dislikes new technology, especially computers, and is not able to use it with confidence.

digital native (noun)

a person who is very familiar with digital technology, computers, etc. because they have grown up with them.

digital nomad (noun)

someone who uses technology, especially a laptop and a wireless network, to work remotely from anywhere in the world.

digital divide (noun, singular)

the problem of some members of society not having the opportunity or knowledge to use computers and the internet that others have.

Speaking, Part 1: Robots🤖🤖

Sample answers

  1. What do you think of robots?

I think robots can be very useful – they can carry out boring or repetitive tasks that humans do not want to do. If we had a robot to clean our home, then we could have more free time to indulge our hobbies or spend time with friends and family. We can also send robots to places where it’s inhospitable or dangerous for humans to go, for example deep in the ocean or into conflict zones.  

  1. Do you think robots will be developed further?

Robots have already replaced humans in many sectors, and I think we will see this further expanding, for example in hospitality and medical care. Technology will continue to develop, specifically there will be significant developments in artificial intelligence. I believe that robots will become more intuitive but I don’t believe they will become more lifelike. Actually, I think they will be intentionally designed to keep them from resembling human beings, although I do still wonder if at some point they will rise up and try to take over!