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Smart Technology

Smart Technology

Hi,

the upcoming week we will discuss modern problems related to technology which is not (un)fortunately, a fixed part of our life. So, check the videos and articles I picked for you this week and don’t forget to practise new words in the comment section below. See you in the workshops!

THIS WEEK’S CATEGORY IN ASAP ENGLISH WORKSHOPS:

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Topics connected with: AI, smartphones, social media, driverless cars, smart homes and cities, kids and technology

SMART TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE

How smart is “smart technology”? Is it smarter than we are? Do we really need it? What can be the consequences of introduction of these new “improvements”? Watch the suggested videos and let me know in the comments.

1. BBC article

Let’s start with a word of warning to those who have kids and celebrate their bedtime story with an ebook. “Story time with e-books ‘not as helpful’ as print books” says the article on BBC. Read more to find out the details of the research.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47666948

2. Youtube video – What is a smart city?

Smart cities will be our everyday life soon. But what is a smart city?

3. Youtube video – smartphone addiction.

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Probably this is just a rhetoric question. Listen to this short interview and find out what technology does to your brain.

4. Youtube video – self-driven cars.

The cities of the future might also include driverless cars. But how ethical are they? Do we really need computers to steer our cars, take control and surveil us everywhere we go? What do you think?

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