Essays About Technology and the Future


After 100 Years
by Joleen Chin

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I can't say for sure whether the world will be a better or worse place after 100 years, because I think one part will change for the better, while another part will be worse. In the technology, everything has a different type. Many new machines have been invented. Those things will help people more efficiently.

You can finish every work by "one touch"; you just hold a small remote, and it will order everything. For example, the car will drive to your house by itself according to your orders; the TV will choose the best program and tell you what is the important news for you today. We will have no traffic jams, because the cars will fly in the sky; you don't need to drive them, because everything is automatic.

On the other hand, when we get so many new things in our life, that will cause some problems in life. Maybe people will feel strange around other people, because we will hardly talk to one another. We have known all of the answers by modern machines. We use the Internet to connect everything. However, we need to consider that eye contact, face expression, and physical touch are very important to human beings.

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Individual Goals
by Guo Ying Gao

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Everybody has individual goals. What are my goals? I haven't earnestly considered it. Maybe I will help my husband's business. Maybe I will open my own business. Maybe I will go to college and continue to study. Let me think which individual goal is good for me?

First, I could help with my husband's business. My husband has a business in New York working for China and America's culture exchange. He is very busy; you know New York is a crazy city, and everybody in NY is very busy. I love my husband, and I want help him, but I can't, because my English is no good. After I finish studying at the ELC, my individual goal is to be my husband's secretary and work with my husband; we will have happy life together, but I couldn't independent. Maybe I need consider other one goal.

Second, I could open my own business a beauty salon in New York. I can help make everybody pretty and let him or her be happy. I can earn money by my self, I could be independent, and I can do everything I want. My second individual goal is very good, but I couldn't have time to take care my family, and I will have some problems in my family. Let me think another.

Third, I could continue to go to school and study. I am Chinese and live in America, and the culture change makes me as like a blind and deaf. There are many things I do not understand, I feel very bad, so go to school and study for me is very important. Continuing to study is good for my children; I can help my children study. Continuing to study is also good for myself; I can find a job, and I also can independent. I can help my husband and many good things will happen. Do you think my third individual goal is good, too? However, if I continuing to study, I need spend a lot of time for study, and I will not have time to take care of my family. I have many goals; which one is very good for me; I need consider.

My individual goals are very good for me, but I think the most important thing is my family. I have a wonderful family with my husband and my son. My husband needs me; my son needs me. I have to study English hard then go back to New York with my husband and son together. Right now I am feeling sorry for them, but I have to study English. So my individual goal is to be my husband's secretary.

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The Power of Technology
by Hideaki Higashi

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This world is full of the benefits of technology. Therefore, we are sometimes depending on technology too much. For example, one person would not move from house. He can order something to eat by telephone. He can also buy clothes by Internet. This kind of service is used delivery system, so he doesnít need to move from his house. This is one of benefits of technology called transportation.

Itís not only that man. It can refer to us. If we donít have a telephone, itís too inconvenient. We canít talk to people who live a long distance from our house, even in the same town. If we donít have a TV or radio, we canít get exact information about the world. If we donít have a car, we canít go too far. Itís so inconvenient, especially in the USA. However, the most important thing for me is the airplane. If we didnít have airplanes, I couldnít come to this ELC and I couldnít write this composition. These are just example I imagine. I can present more examples if I want.

Now, I want to write about fuel. It is important to use this product for technology. The most famous fuel is oil. Oil can be changed into gasoline and oil gas. Oil is used in most vehicles and for heating. However, the oil is said to be able to last only this century. Therefore, we have to harvest the oil and need to look for some new fuel instead of the oil.

Next, I want to notice electricity. It is one of the important power sources for using technology. Electricity is made in many ways. For example, it can be made by using natural power sources like water, wind, and sunlight. I think these ways donít bring us harm. However, other ways of making electricity can bring harm. I mean thermal power generation and nuclear power generation. These powerhouses can kill many people and the environment and animals if there is an accident. However, it can make much electricity more easily.

Therefore, we have to keep company with technology in a good way to save the environment, many creatures, and, of course, the earth itself.

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After 100 Years
by Hoon Jin Jung

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Everything is going to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last hundred, so itís difficult to think about 100 years in the future. To think about an indefinite future is very interesting. No one knows the world of 100 years in the future. I just guess about it; however, I think it will be better to live then than now.

After 100 years, I think that borders will disappear by the development of science and technology. In other words, the world will be united into one. By advances in transportation, people can move to other places easily, so dividing up the land is meaningless. People will move not only to other regions of the earth but also to other planets in space because the Earth is already full.

What kinds of car will we be driving in the future? We dream of a car which can move by electricity and which is clean on the environmental side. The future car will have a device on seats, which can be changed to fit adults and children instead of the current fixed ones. It won't need a driver. There will be no car crashes, because computer-controlled cars will safely find out an adequate way. What drivers will have to do is to inform the car where its destination is and then the computer can to do the rest.

The food of Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter will become popular, so many people will go to a food institute to learn about the foods of external worlds. People who donít have time will eat such things as beans. It will contain enough nutritive value. It is easy to buy at the supermarket.

My family will live in Seoul, but Iíll take the super airplane daily to my work office. Itíll take 30 minutes from Seoul to New York. My wife will go to her office in London. We have a plan to eat dinner in Paris.

Linguists in the world will worry that their languages will disappear. Everything is connected by Internet, so many people will use English. English will be the language of all the countries in the world, so people in the world can correspond easily. Maybe English centers will disappear. We wonít have to stress about English. I'm looking forward to that happening someday.

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A Heaven without Special Names
by Francisco Rebollo

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In the last few years us have been hearing a lot of news about technology. Also, we have been watching many movies where technology is very important. In these movies, the robots take the humanís place, and leave behind them a world without sensibility. I know most of the people would say, ďWe need technology; itís a good thing for us.Ē The most excited people would say, ďWe canít live without technology, it can save many human lives!Ē

I donít like technology, however. Maybe most people would think that I am crazy. Maybe I am. Sometimes I close my eyes, and I can see children dying because they donít have enough food. What do they think about technology? Maybe, they donít have time for thinking about that. Perhaps they are just trying to live one more day.

Years ago, a rocket was launched into space. The rocket exploded in the air and its crew died. Today we remember those people as heroes, and we canít forget the name Challenger. I saw people sad. I saw people crying. At the same time, in another part of the world, people passed away. No one would remember them. No one would cry. No one would remember their names. Nevertheless, like a rocket, they will reach heaven--a heaven without heroes, a heaven without special names.

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My Wishes for the Future
by Silvia Rodriguez

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One of my wishes is that I want people to remember me by my personality. I want them to know I was kind, friendly, happy, and respectful with other people. I want people to remember me for my style of dance because I like dance very much. Also, I want people to remember me for my happiness and joy of life. I am trying to learn from my experiences and my mistakes, so people can see it and learn to be courageous in life. I want them to remember me for all my goals I have in my life. Also, I want people to remember the adventures in my life. They can remember me for my work at church, my testimony, and my love for other people. They can learn to be witnesses of the truth every day and every moment of their lives. I want the world to remember me for something very important to me--my love for my family and obedience to my parents--because they are important to me. For these and many more reasons the people can remember me and follow the examples I give to them.

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Plans for My Future
by Zeika Rodriguez

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I have many plans in my life for school, work, and, most important, personal matters. I will start with the first step, which is, I want to learn English as a second language. When I finish my last semester, I will want to take the TOFEL test. Then I will apply to enter the university. I would like to work at the same time as a dental hygienist to pay for my studies. When I finish school, I will get a better job.

I would like to find a boyfriend so that I can get married in the temple in Hermosillo. After that, I want to have eight children. I will have a big family and will reach for eternal happiness.

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by Martha Torres

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I think technology is great; it can make our work very easy. Computers make our work easier. Sometimes there are problems, because when the system doesn't work, we can't do anything. I don't like this problem, but I know technology in the future will become better. I know our work will become easier, too. We need to know how to use these new programs.

Technology in the world is very important, because everything such as all personal data, banking, records, and drivers licenses are in the computers. If they stop, we can't do anything. This is not good for us. I hope Technology never stops. We need to be happy with the advance of Technology, because it's very good. I like to know about the new advances, and I would like to learn more.

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My Death
by Martha Torres

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I want people to remember me after I die. If I want this, I just need to do something very good, like help people, love my family, and live a clean life. I would like this, because people will remember my example.

Now I have a very nice family and nice friends, but when I die, they will put me in the cemetery. I can't take them with me, but the only thing I can take with me is all the good things I did and learned in my life. I can't take with me all material possessions I have. I know I need all this on the earth to enjoy my life and make others happy, too. I know all my material things will be for the family or other people.

I want my family to think the most important things in our life are the good things we are doing in this time in the life we have. Also, we need to repent every day, because this life is very short, and we need to do the best we can to become like Jesus. We don't know when and where we are going to die, but we need to be ready if today is the last day in our life.

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