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A double-edged sword
    2016-01-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Jiang Shan, Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University

    As technology develops, more and more new products appear. However, do all these new things benefit us? My answer is no. New products are a double-edged sword and the reasons are as follows.

    First, a new product or activity may cause social and environmental problems. Take cars as an example. They are convenient and are an incredible invention. Nevertheless, as great as cars are, they also lead to many problems. Nowadays, more and more people are buying cars, which results in traffic jams and causes air pollution. What’s worse, the car accidents increase, too.

    Second, new things that enrich our lives may also do harm to our health. For example, we can chat with friends and family via a cell phone, but it can make us near-sighted; we tend to entertain ourselves by playing computer games, but they make it hard to sleep and cause headaches; shopping is very convenient, but we lead a more sedentary lifestyle.

    In the end, while technological progress has brought plenty of benefits to us, new products are still likely to lead to lots of problems. Cell phones and computers are becoming widespread and people rely more on these modern technologies. When we are at home, we all would rather stay in our room playing computer or just look at our phones than communicate with our family members. This phenomenon shows that we do not just regard new technologies as tools or entertainment, but instead we treat them as important parts of our lives. As a result, more teenagers indulge in the virtual world and become violent. In addition, there is lots of unhealthy information on the Internet, which could be harmful to youngsters. Furthermore, in spite of the convenience and entertainment, cell phones and computers have degraded many of our family and social relationships.

    In brief, as I mentioned above, new products are created with the aims of bringing us efficiency and delight. However, every coin has two sides. So do new technologies.

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