IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic: Modern technology now allows rapid and uncontrolled access
Modern technology now allows rapid and uncontrolled access to and exchange of information. Far from being beneficial, this is a danger to our societies.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Technology has made astonishing progress. Internet search engines answer almost every question in our mind. Connectivity is possible from every nook and corner of the world. There is quite a lot of information available on the internet on practically every subject on earth. Some people argue that this is dangerous. I understand their concern but don’t agree with it. It is a problem which can be solved. In the following paragraphs, I shall put forth the arguments in favour of my opinion.
Gone are the days when we were searching for a book in the library to find out that important information about ancient Romans. The internet has made our lives easier. We have everything at the click of a button. Technology has facilitated research activities and thereby helped in the scientific progress of many nations. Earlier, government officials had to keep their ledgers safe because they contained confidential information. With the advent of technology, all the data is stored on the computer and can be retrieved easily. It is easy for the police officials to trace the criminals and to maintain their records. Almost all banks have gone online, and e-shopping has eased the tensions of many office-goers.
Technology has not only given too much information but also made it possible to regulate it. There is a separate entity operating to monitor and control online crime. It is easy for an investigation officer to find out from which email id, a fraudulent transaction has been done. It is possible to trace a convict through devices like mobile phones. There are many instances where information about terrorists has been identified, and their attacks prevented by using technology. Every action on the internet can be monitored. Infact, technology helps in controlling anti-social activities.
Although some people argue that information on the internet can be mishandled, we can rely on regulatory bodies and do not have to deprive ourselves of our right to access information.
In summary, modern technology has gifted us with information at our fingertips. It has also enabled policing on the internet. So we can enjoy the facilities without any scepticism.