Nowadays, more modern technologies have been used in entertainment, which may lead to the decrease of human creative power. Do you agree or disagree?
With more advanced technologies applied widely in our entertainment, some people are quite worried about the possibility that human creative power will be hampered and we tent to be less innovative compared with that in the past. As for me, however, it is somewhat exaggerated.
The wide technological applications have aroused great interests in modern technology, thereby boosting strong passion for science. In the past, lack of modern techniques, entertainment seemed rather monotonous, and people usually resorted to exercise in the open air to relax. At present, however, relaxation has been rendered more comfortable and convenient, such as playing on-line games, and singing Karaoke, both diversifying people’s after-work time. Meanwhile, people marvel at this dramatic changes, and focus more on miraculous human wisdom, which partly accounts for an increasing number of youngsters choosing science and engineering as their majors.
Moreover, modern people have gained easy access to recreational activities owing to technological strides. Computers or mobile phones can realize the dream of entertainment whenever and wherever we are. For example, electronic games, mp3 players, and e-books all help relax us after arduous work, so we can be more motivated the next day. By contrast, if we are under constant pressure without any interesting spare time, then working efficiency, not to mention creative power, is bound to be affected considerably.
While eulogizing benefits brought out by the combination between technology and entertainment, we should not be blind to its relevant detriments. For example, some on-line games rife with violence and smut are so poisonous but attractive that vulnerable kids tent to submit to them and accordingly abandon precious study. Moreover, heavily dependent on technological conveniences, we grow more indolent, which will lead to lack of creative power.
All in all, modernized entertainment is more beneficial to our life, so it will not decrease human creative power. Meanwhile, with the concerted efforts both from the government and individuals, its potential dangers can be avoided.
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