Lessons for IELTS Speaking Practice – Topic of Technology part 3

It’s it’s a lot of fun. And there’s a lot of research that shows the benefits of games. Did you know I spent 12 weeks of my Master’s Course learning to play Warcraft, war of World of Warcraft. Not for fun, but because it was part of my study, we had to study how you learn through online games.

And I had to play World of Warcraft, like up to level not very high. I got to level 20 I think not very high. Brilliant. Any other quick comments on that? starcraft? Yes. Okay, brilliant. Yeah, and so either brings up the point here. Yes. Agreeing.

It also happens if you search on Google. Similar things come on Facebook and YouTube. Right. So it’s a double edged sword. Right? It’s good and it’s bad. As Dennis says, it’s a double edged sword. There’s good sides and there’s bad sides. Brilliant. Yeah, you’ve all brought out the same point. All gives a nice example. I watched a wonderful video about a blind musician.

And VR helped me to see the world from his point of view. Amazing. And did you know now they also use VR in training. For not only for pilots, but they use it for doctors, dentists, to do operations through VR, where you’re almost in the room because up and coming, new doctors and dentists, they only get to practice on live people, although they do sometimes have the dummies.

But if they can do it through virtual reality, that could be an that is quite a powerful way to learn. So there is lots of, there are lots of examples of VR in the world of education and training people as well. Very, very good. Good. What else have we got? Oh, yes, Minecraft can be addictive. It certainly can. Yes, everything in moderation. Indeed. Let me come back.

I’m going to jump back to I’ve talked about biometrics about face recognition. We’ve talked about VR. We’ve also got a AI Internet of Things, right. What is this? Oh, this is a bit long winded. It refers to a system of interconnected objects that are able to collect and transferred data over a wireless network without humans.

So this is things like the energy management, right, they use the Internet of Things or water distribution. So basically, computers talking to each other without humans, contactless payments, right? You don’t have to do anything, your credit card talks to the machine, smart homes, your iPhone, or your tablet talks to the home, and turns on the light.

Or turns on the washing machine or close closes the curtains or some other ridiculous activity. So the Internet of Things is a growing growing area. One area where the Internet of Things is becoming fashionable is in shopping. And in supermarkets, where the supermarkets want to start tracking the customer. So your tracked through your either through well probably through your phone, or your credit card.

But let’s say your phone, so there’s a chip in your phone that you can connect if you want into the supermarket. And it will track you around the supermarket, seeing where you go, where you stop, what you look at what you take off the shelf, and then what you put in your basket.

And when you leave, it automatically knows in the machine, what you’ve got in your basket, how much it is and it automatically will take the money from your phone to pay for it. So you don’t need to do anything. You’re in the supermarket. You’re going around you put stuff in, you walk out. And it’s all done. You pay but it’s automatic.

So quick, so convenient. Or is it? Or is it a double edged sword. Because a bit like Facebook, Google and all the others and Amazon, what will start to happen is they get your data, and they can start to give you advertisements and marketing and suggestions.

And maybe it’s good, maybe it’s bad, right? Other people also bought this cauliflower. Last week we saw you bought carrots, here are some more carrots for you. Come on. Maybe it’s a good thing and a bad thing. But it could be quite interesting.

But this is based on the internet of things right? How these machines are connected and talk to each other without you doing anything super convenient. But maybe that’s the price we pay. That’s a good expression. That’s the price we pay for technology is convenient, but we lose privacy data control of our data of our information.

That’s a nice expression. I’m going to write that down right. Because I like that I just decided I like that expression. Technology is great. But we might lose our privacy. Or

get unsolicited. That means unwanted. Add the ties mints, but maybe, or advertisements even but maybe that’s the price. We pay. Right? Come out of the way, Keith technology is great, but we might lose our privacy or get unsolicited advertisements.

But maybe that’s the price we pay doesn’t mean pay in money. But it’s the cost, right? The problem with it all. Brilliant. Great. So I have some nice suggestions coming here. Let’s share some of these. I think these are great from Aziza, as far as I’m concerned, lovely.

On occasion, AI is not always beneficial. Because we are being so lazy and lenient. Day by day. lazy. Yes. lenient. I’m not sure that’s the right word here. lenient means you’re not very strict. I’m not sure if that’s the word you mean. Show saccular deep says technology is good, but not used in a bad way.

Absolutely. Couldn’t agree more. Jazz says yes, we are too much relied on technology. Great idea. Just let me help you jazz? Yes, we are we because you’ve got relied as a adjective. But here I would change that to a verb. It’s much more common as a verb.

Yes, we rely too much on technology. Lovely jazz. Thank you very, very much great. Facebook says technology is making things easier and smarter. But there are also bad side of it. We need to use it properly. And for the right purpose. Yeah, there are also bad sides. Whoops, bad sides to it.

I’m going to change that while we’re here. Just so it helps you and helps everybody. There are also bad sides to it. There are good sides to it. And bad sides to it. Lovely. Lovely, nice. Great. Now dooney says to me, technology is all about the ability to meet people. Right.

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