People in the Modern World

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PEOPLE IN THE MODERN WORLD

• Úvod – rozvoj technologie
• Technologie v práci
• Vývoj v lékařství a medicíně
• Negativní přínosy
• Ekologie
• Chudoba
• Migrace
• Drogy
• AIDS

In the last centuries there was a time of unprecedented technical and scientific achievements. The achievements of science can be easily seen in the material level modern. These are of course the modern conveniences and appliances. We can't imagine our life today without telephone, television, fax, cars, planes, computers, space rockets etc.

Nowadays modern industry is fulfilled with the help of robots which replaced man in some hard or dangerous labor and run by computers. Robots provide people with all necessities (potřebami).

In the 20th century, many infectious diseases have been conquered (dobity) through vaccines, antibiotics, and improved living conditions. Cancer has become a more common illness, but treatments have been developed that effectively combat (bojují) some forms of the disease. The advance of medical knowledge enables people to perform the most complicated operations with the help of modern equipment and to keep people alive with the help of implanted parts. And I think the best way to show the advance of medical service is to say that average life expectancy in Europe has risen dramatically from 50 years to about 75 years.

We have invented many things but we should remember that not all of them are peaceful, because there are such inventions as nuclear weapons, atom bombs, etc. The ecology is also harmed by our inventions. Forests are destroyed by acid rains and cut out for farming. Natural resources are being exhausted. There are a lot of problems in our modern world and now I am going to talk about the biggest problems.

What are some of the problems facing people in other countries? Third World, or developing nations, is a term we use to describe countries that aren’t as developed as those in Europe, the...
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