ARE new technologies constantly superior? Thasarathakumar, who is a participant of the BRATs Youthful Journalist Programme run by The Star’s Newspaper-in-Instruction (Star-NiE) crew, bought his friends to share their sights.
“New technologies make our lives much simpler than in advance of but some ordeals can hardly ever be replicated employing modern gizmos. The ‘old’ engineering that I even now actively use are textbooks. Reading through from a display screen can hardly ever prime the feeling you get from examining from a book.” – Hamzah Faisal, 19, Selangor
“I miss all those days when my spouse and children and I utilized to cuddle with each other though my mum flipped by way of physical picture albums. My dad and mom would inform the tale at the rear of each and every photograph and my heart would feel a feeling of heat as I was reminded of how a lot I experienced grown. Every single website page brought joy and a sense of nostalgia. That is the variety of emotion that 1 would not get to working experience only by scrolling by means of the photos in one’s smartphone.” – Loh Yi Hang, 19, Penang
“I enjoy utilizing paper dictionaries instead than their electronic counterparts. Anytime I open up a paper dictionary, I would scan the words on the page, letting me to choose up new vocabulary in the procedure. In simple fact, my brain tends to retain the meanings for a longer time by means of this medium than if I experienced searched for them on line.” – Adlin Sofea, 20, Selangor
“Everything has its professionals and drawbacks. At present, new technologies are repeatedly currently being released. Having said that, novel issues do not always carry great fortune. During the Covid-19 pandemic, on the net lessons turned a staple of students’ daily daily life. Online platforms had been used to perform lessons. Although this was an innovative way of finding out, I missed the confront-to-confront classes. I desire actual physical conversation with my classmates with whom I could dive into every single element of a subject and have enlightening and effective conversations. In undertaking so, I could also bond with my classmates.” – Michelle Lim, 19, Johor
“I utilised to have to buy DVDs in get to observe films. It value about RM10 for a motion picture, which was really highly-priced for me. If I wished to view a ton of movies, I experienced to expend a lot more or check out them on internet websites. Presently, with new systems and platforms, I watch films with just a every month membership which is as very low as a movie’s DVD selling price. So, in that feeling, new systems can help you save a great deal of funds exactly where even these who are less privileged can find the money for some amusement after their performing several hours.” – Liishvaar Jagathes Kumar, 19, Johor