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Opinion essay: "Technological Progress – Blessing or Curse?"

“He who moves not forward, goes backward”. Goethe
“Do we control our machines or do they control us?.” Author unknown Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ~C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971

Read the quotations above. Then use them as a starting point for a composition (350–400 words). Write an opinionated text in which you deal with this important but also controversial topic. What are the advantages and disadvantages of technological progress and to what extent has it changed and shaped man's life?

Essay-writing competition
for teenagers:
Life without computers is not worth living

The best essay will win a 3-day-stay in London
You have decided to take part in the competition. In your essay, express your opinion on the above statement. Make sure you include the following aspects:
• information
• communication
• entertainment

Write an opinion essay of about 400 words.

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