ESSAY 8: THE FUTURE OF PRINTED BOOKS
Posted April 3, 2009on:
Do you agree or disagree with this following statement?
Twenty years from now, students will no longer use printed books.
Use specific reasons and example to support your answer.
Some scientists say that people (or specifically students) will not use printed books in the future. I agree with them. In fact, I think twenty years from now, students will no longer use printed books for environmental and technological reasons.
Firstly, printed paper consumes a lot of woods, and this affect the environment very badly. We use tons of paper everyday, and this means thousands of trees are destroyed everyday. This creates a phenomenon called deforestation, and it is one of the most detrimental affect damage the environment. Deforestation not only destroys forest, but it also has a negative impact on the animal and other plants living there. Reducing the number of printed books will help save millions of trees, animals, and plants. If people are more concerned with the environment in the future, they will find another way to make books. Today, technology is developing very fast so I think finding a better way to make books will be possible in the future.
Secondly, computers are very popular to all students nowadays, so books can be completely replaced by computer in the future. Computers can store much more information than books. In fact, computers can contain more thousands times of information than books can. Computers also don’t consume much energy or material. In the future, therefore, students can carry one light laptop with all of their textbook and necessary information in it. Also, by using computers, they won’t have to carry a bunch of heavy books or search every page for information anymore. The computer’s search function enables them to find everything quickly and easily.
I am sure that students will not use printed books in the future. The concern about deforestation will compel people to stop making books, and computer technology will encourage them to replace books with laptops.