Kerala State Board New Syllabus Plus One English Textbook Answers Unit 6 Leaps and Bounds Text Book Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes.
Kerala Plus One English Textbook Answers Unit 6 Leaps and Bounds
“That’s one small step for a man one giant leap for mankind.”
– Neil Armstrong
Look at the pictures on page 163 carefully:
Can you identify the actor in these visuals?
It is Charlie Chaplain.
What do these pictures communicate to you?
They communicate to me the wonder-world of technology and machines.
Do you think that technology and its various aspects must be studied in detail to get a serious understanding of society?
No, I don’t think so. Technology is just one aspect of the society and not everybody understands it.
Write a short paragraph on the role of technology in modern society and share the ideas with your friend.
In modern society, technology is an inevitable part of our everyday life. It has a role in everything we do even though we sometimes do not realize it. Thanks to development in technology there have been many breakthroughs in different fields such as communication, transportation, education, medicine, entertainment and agriculture. Our life has become simpler and more enjoyable than before. We have mobile phones and so we can talk with anybody, anytime, anywhere in the world. The planes, trains, buses and trucks transport people and goods fast from one place to another.
In medicine, X-ray, Scanning etc. help doctors to diagnose the disease. Laser treatment and surgery is common. We have video, audio and TV to keep us entertained all the time. Even in religion, technology is playing a role. Using powerful sound system, cassettes and CDs, religious leaders propagate their beliefs. Agriculture is revolutionized by the use of technology.
About the Unit
Science and technology have brought about big changes in every walk of life. Technology has transformed every corner of the world. It caters to the demands of everyone including the differently abled. This progress is, however, not without some hazards.
This Unit starts with an article ‘The Cyber Space’ by Esther Dyson on the use and abuse of cyberspace. ‘Is Society Dead?’ by Andrew Sullivan is a humorous but strong write-up on the i-Pod generation which is in a way disconnected from societal interactions. The short story titled ‘Conceptual Fruit’ by Thaisa Fank, presents the efforts of a loving father to enable his differently abled daughter to make sense of the world around her, with the help of technology.
Read And Reflect
The advent of the www (world wide web) has brought a revolutionary change in the spread of information. A cultural transformation from the printed space to the cyber space took place. It redefined the spatial dimensions of our universe.