In the last 20 years there have been significant developments in the field of information technology (IT)

Question

In the last 20 years there have been significant developments in the field of information technology (IT), for example the World Wide Web and communication by email. However, future developments in IT are likely to have more negative effects than positive.

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Sample Answer

Nowadays, the advancement of Information Technology, specifically internet, has transformed the face of our civilization. Albeit, internet has several drawbacks, I disagree that it outweighs the advantages.
         
It is true that internet can bring some negative influences toward human behavior, such as consumerism and autistic manner, to name a few. Consumerism, for example, is caused by the rapid growth of e-commerce, online advertising, and internet accessibility. Because of these, people found it easy to do transaction. They prefer to buy things online other than making an effort to go to their nearest local retail shop. On the other hand, such conditions, especially internet accessibility, which compounded by widespread usage of mobile gadgets, had induced autistic manner among internet user. Autistic here, means, that people tend to be less active and isolated at the same time, because they can easily do thing with internet by only having gadgets in their hand or sitting in front of computer.

However, information technology has also do justice to mankind. Firstly, it helped brings people together despite country boundary and remoteness. Secondly, due to internet, people can bridge the gap of communication's distance easily and rapidly. Some examples for these are the usage of instant messenger, email, and online meeting application. Finally, since internet helped eliminate territorial's gap, any world citizen can now easily spread their movement to the global citizen.  

In conclusion, although Information Technology, particularly internet, has several negative impacts, in my opinion, it has more advantages to offer to our future generations.

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