GT Writing Task 2 (Essay Writing) Sample # 49
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Some people think that modern inventions have created more problems than the benefits they have brought for us.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Human being invents many things in answer to their needs. Yet some people feel that modern technology has caused more setbacks than the advantages it has brought forth. The benefits of modern inventions, in my view, outweigh the drawbacks.
It is true that many problems stem from recent inventions. The dependency of the cutting edge technology reduces human efforts. For example, lots of people no longer use their brain to do even simple calculations and use calculators instead. Another key point to remember is that most modern discoveries aim to lessen human efforts which has a major impact on employment prospect. In consequence, more and more jobs will be made redundant with the development of automation. Finally, automobiles make us lazy while modern tools, that were have invented for luxury, have detrimental effects on our health.
Having said that, modern inventions make our life and work more convenient than ever before. The invention of computers has revolutionized the education, business and entertainment world. Computers offer a wide range of communication tools, such as email, instant messaging, chat sessions and so much more which brings people closer. My elder brother, as an example, has started an online business and he is quite successful now. He has accelerated various business processes, customer service, customer onboarding and support with the help of modern technology. Moreover, manufacturers have increased productivity and efficiency dramatically with the help of modern inventions. A very good example here is industrial robots. That is to say, robots can perfectly produce goods with more precision and 24/7. To put it another way, businesses can quickly ramp up productions without having to worry about the product standards. Finally, modern inventions have helped us find cures to diseases that would otherwise claim millions of lives.
To reiterate, modern inventions have become an indispensable part of our lives, businesses and works. They are used for every sphere of lives and it is expected that in the future, people around the globe will continue to appreciate these inventions for the benefits they bring and control the negative effects.