SST总是没有好的参照?SST真题解读系列之-未来可以预测么?

PTE考79分渐渐成为趋势的情况下,听力和写作也日益成为目的PTE79分考生的拦路虎。而其中同时给听力和写作贡献分数的SST就成为大家最痛苦的题型。今天墨尔本悉尼霍巴特阿德莱德文波PTE培训学校就给各位做一个示范如何写好SST。今天我们挑的是PTE真题机经里的一篇未来预测的文章:

As far as prediction is concerned, remember that the chairman of IBM predicted in the fifties that the world would need a maximum of around half a dozen computers, that the British Department for Education seemed to think in the eighties that we would all need to be able to code in BASIC and that in the nineties Microsoft failed to foresee the rapid growth of the Internet. Who could have predicted that one major effect of the automobile would be to bankrupt small shops across the nation? Could the early developers of the telephone have foreseen its development as a medium for person to person communication, rather than as a form of broadcasting medium? We all, including the ‘experts’, seem to be peculiarly inept at predicting the likely development of our technologies, even as far as the next year. We can, of course, try to extrapolate from the experience of previous technologies, as I do below by comparing the technology of the Internet with the development of other information and communication technologies and by examining the earlier development of radio and print. But how justified I might be in doing so remains an open question. You might conceivably find the history of the British and French videotex systems, Prestel and Minitel, instructive. However, I am not entirely convinced that they are very relevant, nor do I know where you can find information about them online, so, rather than take up space here, I’ve briefly described them in a separate article.

 

文波PTE的答案:

Even though we can try to extrapolate from previous experience, how justified we might be doing so remains an open question because we, including the experts like IBM, the British Department for Education or Microsoft, seem to be peculiarly unable to predict the likely subsequent development of our technologies.

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