43 – Technology and Self-Reliance (Unit 6)

Answer ONE of the two questions below with a short paragraph (50-75 words).

  1. How does technology save us time and make our lives more convenient?
  2. Why is it better to get help from people instead of machines?

In your paragraph:

  • Begin with a topic sentence that clearly states your main idea.
  • Support your topic sentence with a reason, an example, and details.
  • End with a conclusion restating your main idea.

Your paragraph is DUE SAT 20 SEPTEMBER, 11:59 pm
Your reply to your classmate is DUE SUN 21 SEPTEMBER 11:59 pm
When replying to classmate, don’t just say “I agree.” or something similar. Add to the conversation with a two or three sentences of more detail or another example.

  55 comments for “43 – Technology and Self-Reliance (Unit 6)

  1. Seung-Ho 43
    20 September 2014 at 02:00

    I think it is better to get help from people instead machines. Because the machines can’t catch customers talk. If the customers want a glass of water for digital dining, that machine can’t serve what they want. And in the movie theater, there are quick ticket system. But part of that machine can pay only for credit card. So I think person is better than machines.

    • Jun Ha 43
      20 September 2014 at 10:36

      Seung-Ho, I think machines is better than person. Particularly small mind person easy order to machines. So I think machines is good to small mind person.

      • Charles Ian Chun
        Charles Ian Chun
        20 September 2014 at 18:44

        Small minded person doesn’t sound like a nice thing to say. Do you mean a shy person? What’s the Korean word for what you said. ^^

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 18:40

      Wow, you really like paying with cash? Don’t you think it’s more convenient to pay with a credit card or your phone?

      • Seung-Ho 43
        20 September 2014 at 23:26

        Cuz I don’t have credit card. haha.

    • Yongchan 43
      21 September 2014 at 20:27

      i have smiluar experiment. when i go movie theater machine can’t read cash. i buy ticket from clerk

      • Charles Ian Chun
        Charles Ian Chun
        21 September 2014 at 22:23

        I think you mean you had a similar experience. Do you hate it when you get change from a cashier and all the money is really old and dirty? I do.

    • Moon Hong 43
      21 September 2014 at 23:57

      I agree with you. Because machines have limit. but person can everyting. so i like person than machines..

  2. Seul-gi 43
    20 September 2014 at 09:12

    Machine us to save time and convenience to us. because it is possible that the use of the machine, to reduce the time ordering food and people with language disabilities to use the machine, it is not necessary to experience the discomfort

    • Soo-Jin 43
      20 September 2014 at 12:27

      Even though I think people is better than machine, I agree with your opinion, too. If machine can reduce time to catch language, than maybe machine will be better than people.

    • Si-Eun 43
      20 September 2014 at 12:57

      I agree with you, but I think those reasons could be also bad reasons. People could lost their jobs because of machines.

      • Woo-jin 43
        21 September 2014 at 19:27

        I think that soo jin’s opinion and your opinion. Even if job is reduce, other job will asise. Eventually I prefer the use the machines.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 18:42

      Being able to work with all kinds of people is probably one of the biggest advantages of self-service machines.

  3. Jun Ha 43
    20 September 2014 at 10:52

    I think it is better to get help from people instead of machines. Because some people want detail order. For example, In Mcdonald some people say. “No pickle. No tomato. No ketchup….” This situation if machines accept this order? My opinion is No. But people possible very easily. And I think person voice is better than machines voice. Thus I think people are better than machines.

    • Yu-ri 43
      20 September 2014 at 16:31

      I think your opinion is acceptable. But, machine is more and more upgrade with technology!
      Soon, We can order detail through machine.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 18:46

      Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to select a British accent on those machines?

    • Seul-gi 43
      20 September 2014 at 23:33

      I think I’ve done well explain why the machine is better than people and I think a person is better than the machine because I hear your explanation People are able to that of much more than that the machine is can

  4. Soo-Jin 43
    20 September 2014 at 12:24

    I think people is better than machine at least ars service or at restaurant. We can’t tell what’s the problem or what do we want exactly to machine. At that situation, people is better than ars service or just machine because we can request detail things to people.

    • Sol-ji 43
      20 September 2014 at 12:54

      I agree with your opinion. When we order a small part of a detail from the restaurant, machine is inconvenient. People want to get a fine service. So, machine is not suitable for restaurant.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 18:52

      I don’t know. If I wanted to custom order my computer, for example, I would actually have more confidence ordering through a website. Easier to check for mistakes!

  5. Sol-ji 43
    20 September 2014 at 12:44

    I think peron is able to help better than machines. Because people do not fail like a machine. You have probably experienced, you could not handle an emergency because of a failed machine. But people are different from the machine. You can aid the person at all times. And people can handle more detail parts than machines. So, i think person is better than machines

    • Ye jin 43
      20 September 2014 at 13:19

      The machine is easily broken down. There is no bank around me, I went to look for a cash manchine.
      but,I found the Three broken ATM…I’m very tired
      The machine is inconvenient sometimes.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 18:56

      Good point! People are probably better at solving problems and responding to new situations.

  6. Si-Eun 43
    20 September 2014 at 12:51

    We can save our time by technology. We can search the internet and find out the answer what we wondered just at that time. We don’t have to move the place to get the information. For example, most of people have smart-phone these days and they can know how to get to the theater by transportation, when the movie starts, how many seats are available.
    Because of these reasons, I think we can save our time and live our lives more conveniently by technology.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 18:57

      Very true! Is anyone reading this while they’re in the bathroom?

  7. Ye jin 43
    20 September 2014 at 13:05

    I think people is better than machine
    the machine can not accept many variations
    machine is very sharp. so incnovenient sometimes.
    For example, I want to beverage.
    so I went to a soda machine
    I have crumpled bills
    crumpled bill is not go into the soda machine bill slot
    I’m very upset!
    so I like people that can accept many things than machine

    • Soon-Ju 43
      20 September 2014 at 18:35

      Oh!! I am agree your option. I used to angry many machine.
      So i like person.^^ And I don’ t treat machines well.^^

      • Charles Ian Chun
        Charles Ian Chun
        20 September 2014 at 20:17

        What do you mean, Soon-ju? Do you hit them?

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 19:06

      Right. Machines can be stubborn and inflexible.

  8. Yu-ri 43
    20 September 2014 at 16:21

    We can use Technology to save us time and make our lives more convenient. For example, When I’m in emergency, If I don’t have credit card or cash, I can go to ATM and I don’t have to wait my turn with number ticket. Also, If I want to watch new movie, I don’t have to go cinema to reserve movie, I just use internet reservation system. So, I think machine is very necessary in our society.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 19:58

      Using mobile movie tickets also saves paper!

    • Su Jeong 43
      20 September 2014 at 21:01

      I agree your opinion.
      but that’s downside fees.

    • Ye eun 43
      21 September 2014 at 00:06

      People booked very fast because of machines
      So i could not book movie tickets.

    • Eun ji 43
      21 September 2014 at 14:00

      I agree. Technology is so convenient. when i don’t have money i always use ATM and withdraw money.

  9. Soon-Ju 43
    20 September 2014 at 18:32

    1. why is it better to get help from people instead of machines?

    I think person is better than machine.
    Because people is very friendship, detail and thoughtful. But machine is mechanical and formal. Maybe before I use machine, I an very nervous. Then I won’t use machine.
    For example, I made a call to hospital when I have fever. I want to reserve my turn and ask my questions. But the hospital’s machine spoke vagurious words. I was so confused.
    So I think person is better than machine

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 20:16

      Yes, machines can be vague. I suppose being too specific can also be unhelpful.

    • Myeong Jae 43
      20 September 2014 at 20:57

      oh! that’s too bad…
      I had a same experience.
      I made a call to computer a/s center, then i received center’s machine spoke.
      I asked, but center’s machine didn’t spoke my question.
      So i was very confused.

  10. Myeong Jae 43
    20 September 2014 at 20:47

    I think machine is convenient and save us time.
    Machine can offer information what we want.
    For example, map(my smart phone app) shows information
    how to get there and how much time it takes.
    And calculator can provide correctly answer.
    Secretly, i use calculator my math homework.
    So i think machine can offer information what we want, machine is convenient and save us time.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 20:49

      Uh, oh! Don’t tell your math teacher. 😛

      • Myeong Jae 43
        20 September 2014 at 20:58

        Thank you!

    • Ha Myung 43
      20 September 2014 at 21:39

      I somtimes used calculator to do my math homework when I was middle school student like you.
      I agree your opinion that using technology makes our lives convenient. Especially in homework…..
      Many different technologies give us a lot of information, ideas, and knowledge. They are very helpful.

    • Seung-Ho 43
      20 September 2014 at 23:30

      Yeah. I think so. I like map machine that in the subway.

  11. Su Jeong 43
    20 September 2014 at 20:56

    I think a machine to help give us a lot of convenience, but i prefer person. for example when i ordered the food. i want to ask out to hate mushrooms can not understand the machine. Also, you can not devided even affectionate greetings.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 20:58

      Machines cannot love us.

      • Su Jeong 43
        20 September 2014 at 21:07

        Yes. there’s no emotion machine.

    • Gil-won 43
      20 September 2014 at 23:28

      When you ordering, you can choose dishes option.

  12. Ha Myung 43
    20 September 2014 at 21:26

    In my opinion, getting help from people is much better.
    Of course, a human can make mistakes. But It seems a machine is same. When a person makes a mistake, I can tell him or her, and the problem can be fixed. But a machine is different. I can’t tell it, “You made a mistake.”, so nothing can be fixed. One example is my experience in the library. I often go to the library. There is a self-borrowing machine, and I usually use it when I borrow books. Sometimes it can’t scan my card bar-code. However, I cannot ask it why this problem arose. It makes me very annoyed.

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      20 September 2014 at 21:40

      I have the same frustration when I’m unable to use my credit card at a vending machine. I wish it would tell me what I’m doing wrong.

  13. Gil-won 43
    20 September 2014 at 23:25

    I think machines are better than human. Because human can make a mistake. But machines never make a mistake. If machines make an error, it’s machine broke down. In addition, machines do work very fast. So I think machines are better than human.

    • Kyung Min 43
      21 September 2014 at 22:36

      Well… I think can be a specific question for person. so I prefer a person. For example, call of the agent.

  14. Ye eun 43
    21 September 2014 at 00:00

    I think Human is better than machines. Think together! A employee greets to us with smile face. When a employee is machine, but because this greeting not feel emotion, We also not feel emotion. Vitality (existing soul) is important. sympathize can do only Human to human. So I think it is impossible a machine replaces a human.

    • Eun-hye 43
      22 September 2014 at 21:24

      My opinion is almost the same as yours. sharing of emotion is important from person-to- person!

  15. Woo-jin 43
    21 September 2014 at 19:19

    I think that human better than machine. Even if machine is save time and convenience, we think unprepared situation. Example when I was solder, I went on vacation. Originally soldiers does not use the cell phone in corps. When I return the corps, I used for delivery machines in order to send a cell phone at home. Unexpected delivery machines are go wrong. My corps locations 강원도 양구. And delivery machines is only one. Finally I go to Corps with my cell phone. I am scolded my 행정보급관 for a few days

    • Charles Ian Chun
      Charles Ian Chun
      21 September 2014 at 22:48

      No flexibility in the army, huh?

  16. Eun-hye 43
    22 September 2014 at 17:41

    I think that human better than machine. Machine do not suit one’s individual condition/situation. it just perform coded instruction. when I used self-service check-in machine. I was looking for the wallet ( just for a few second ). but did’t wait and returned to the previous page. I am frustrated with this situation so, I like flexible human service .

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