A: Absolutely. Although I don't consider myself an addict, I can't properly function (正常運作) without my laptop or smartphone. I use them for everything, from checking emails and messages to paying bills (付帳單) and shopping online. We're now experiencing the influence of the computer age that has made it impossible to ignore the cutting-edge (最新的) technologies.
A: Daily, I spend roughly 4 to 6 hours working on the computer, either doing my home assignments or project work. However, it comes in handy (方便的) for other activities as well, such as watching YouTube, editing my new videos and podcasts, and chatting with my friends. All of those take up to 2 hours a day.
OK, I would like to tell you about my first time using a smartphone which was about 10 years ago.
Well, I guess I am not really a techie (科技迷) or any type of technology fan. That is why having the first smartphone was really an eye-opening experience for me. I got it from my mother as a birthday gift on my 18th birthday, and I absolutely loved it.
At that time, I had just been accepted to college, and I needed an electronic gadget that is as convenient as a computer and as portable (易攜帶的) as an iPod. An iPhone was not a bad start. You know… it was like having a whole world in my pocket. I could surf the Internet (上網), send an email (寄電子郵件), make free international calls (打免費國際電話), and even read e-books (讀電子書).
The smartphone was so user-friendly (容易使用的) that it took me only an hour to figure out all the functions (功能) and made the most out of it.
The smartphone was useful because I didn't have to carry my heavy laptop around to access emails and messages. The smartphone was especially handy when I was on a trip. Also, as the smartphone took good pictures, it made my camera redundant. I used the smartphone for three years before its battery died. It was an important part of my life.
A: Yes, why not? There are many benefits of using technology in the classroom. When technology is integrated into (融入) lessons, students are generally more interested in the subjects they are studying. Technology provides different opportunities to make learning more enjoyable in terms of teaching the same things in new ways, such as taking students on virtual field trips and using online learning resources. What is more, technology can encourage more active participation in the learning process, which can be hard to achieve through a traditional lecture environment.
A: Well, technology comes with its pros and cons. In computer time, everything can be done online, and people seemingly spend more time with their electronic gadgets than with their family and friends. This is sad because lack of human interactions can lead to physical and mental illness such as obesity and autism. I guess some people realize the side-effects (副作用) and start to reduce their time with technology.