Choose the best option.
Memories of past are called _______
Nostalgia's homesickness, not "memories of the past."
Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
As humans, we spend a lot of time thinking about the future. We might think about this on an individual level, and wonder what will happen to us and our families, or we might consider the fate of the human race as a whole. In the last thirty years, there has been a revolution occurring under our noses that will influence the future to a huge extent. We have embraced the recent technological advances that have brought us the Internet, laptops, smartphones and many other things that we now rely on for our modern lives, but where are these advances taking us?
The amount of data collected by all our fancy new electronic devices is huge. So huge that it is inconceivable to most. This data is not just hidden away in a supercomputer somewhere unknown, but it could be used too. There are people who are becoming increasingly concerned that this data could be used against us, and that too not just in the case of a computer hack. Advertising companies can also pay for access to our data and use this to target their advertising campaigns.
If you spend time online looking at pictures of nice cars, or jewellery, or even ancient stone carvings, advertisers can alter what you see so that they can try to sell you products related to what they know you like. You may think this is marvellous and something that will help you in life, making your searches more fruitful and the decisions you make, easier. You maybe right. However, they can also ensure you spend more on things, as they know you will buy them whatever the price. This is something we need to monitor.
The power of this data is not limited to targeted advertising and our ability to create data is increasing. In fact, we seem to really enjoy creating data. At the moment, there is increasing popularity of devices that monitor us and our physical activity and health levels. These are worn like watches and can help us keep fit by giving us prompts to move or increase our exercise levels.
It might be the last days of the fitness instructors! The devices are connected to the Internet and help us monitor our health over time, creating a lot of data. In some cases, they can help us lose weight and avoid medical conditions in the future. As such, these devices have the potential to save lives. However, we must remain vigilant and make sure the data collected is not taken advantage of and not used to our detriment.
What does the author think is marvellous?
BHow technology can help our daily life
CGetting help in decision making
DAll of these