Task：Some people think that in the modern society individuals are becoming more dependent on each other,while others say that individuals are becoming more independent of each other. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
更依赖的原因1 : 在一个后工业革命,每一个社会发展个人都被文化教育和训炼在某一个行业熟练,这代表她们的工作中务必依赖别的朋友和制造行业的协作; 她们的生活务必依赖来源于别人出示的产品与服务.
Should the level of interdependence between people of today be up or down? This question has been a heated social issue in debate, and resulted in opposite views among the public. Personally, I believe current human is more independent than before, and my reasons will be explored as below.
In terms of information communication, the thriving Internet today has reduced the level of people’s connection with others, because this technology can provide more abundant, timely and objective information to every social individual. In other words, modern people are used to relying on the Internet for the acquirement of news, knowledge, social experience and even answers of school tasks, rather than face-to-face questioning, talking or discussing with others. Therefore, the common interdependent human relationships, such as the ones between students and teachers, between children and parents, between the youth and elders, are fading.
Machinery automation has also contributed much to the independence of people, because this technology makes people self-sufficient. For example, by using artificial intelligent devices like Auto Teller Machine, Vending Machine, microwave ovens, sweeping robots and face recognition access control system, people can deal with day-to-day transactions and household chores, or obtain common goods and services by themselves, with no more reliance on service personals, such as clerks in shops, tellers in bank counters, chefs in restaurants, or doormen in the gateway.
However, the main reason why people become more dependent is about the specialization in the post-industry age. Today, every social individual has been educated and trained to be expert at only one certain field. That is to way, a contemporary employee needs the technological communication and cooperation with co-workers in other departments or with another companies in different subjects, for the purpose of accomplishing the whole working project. Similarly, daily-life running and management are far beyond the limitation of any individual’s abilities. In other words, all people have to seriously depend on others who provide food, news, transportation, entertainment and maintenance of facilities.
In conclusion, I strongly believe the increasing independence of people is dramatic and should not be ignored. Although we are becoming specialized in narrow directions of careers, we have more independence and self-sufficiency, by the support of the Internet and automatic technologies.