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OFFICE AT HOME
B. COMPUTERS FOR MAKING FILMS
C. “NO" TO COMPUTER GAMES
D. COMPUTERS FOR BUILDING UP
E. SAVING ENERGY
F. SAVING SPACE
G. DRIVING IN THE FUTURE
Safe, comfortable and, above all, green. Electric-powered
cars will not produce any substances which are
dangerous for either people or the environment.
In 10-20 years all cars will have their own built-in
computers. These computers will help choose the
best way to go and avoid accidents. You can even
sit back and let the computer do the driving!
2. As you know personal computers
use a lot of power. In fact, with their printers
and monitors, computers in the USA use each year
as much electricity as the whole state of Oregon.
Not to waste electricity, new "green"
computers are being developed by more than a hundred
personal computer firms in the USA. When left
on but unused for more than a few minutes, they
go down to a standby, using 80 per cent less energy.
At a command the PCs return to full power.
3. Nowadays, people working in
offices use computers, which contain hundreds
of documents. Do you know how much space these
documents would take up, if they were printed
on paper? ’They’d occupy whole rooms! In many
offices computers are linked in a network. This
way, employees can exchange information and messages
without moving from their tables.
4. Technology has allowed more
and more people to work from the place where they
live. Using a modem on a telephone line connected
to their computer, everyone can be linked to the
company computer. In this way, they don’t waste
so much time, because they don’t have to go to
the office every day. It also means less pollution
in the atmosphere caused by transport.
5. Good-bye, pencils! Farewell,
sheets of paper! These days cartoons are being
made with a computer. The first-ever cartoon to
be created by computer was
"Toy Story” produced by Steve Jobs. A typical
Walt Disney cartoon usually needs up to 600 designers.
"Toy Story" was made using only 100.
So, like so much of modern life, today’s cinema
seems to be falling more and more into the hands
of the computer.
6. If someone asked you about
the negative aspects of a computer game, probably
the first thing that would come to your mind is
that it isolates a person from other people. Now
the first virtual reality computer game has appeared
which can be played in a group of 6 people at
the same time. The game is called "The Loch
Ness Expedition". Each player is given a
role in the underwater expedition. Players have
to cooperate to achieve the goal.