Last week I showed you three recent questions and asked which one we should work on next. The first question received the most votes:
It is inevitable that traditional cultures will be lost as technology develops. Technology and traditional cultures are incompatible. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?
Here are some things to consider:
- What are "traditional cultures"? It might help if we start with some examples. If you can't think of any, search on the Internet and see what you find. Then choose a couple of easy examples (e.g. the first example I found was the Inuit / Eskimo culture).
- Think about whether traditional cultures are being lost in your country. Are people from traditional societies moving to cities and joining "modern culture", or is technology helping them to keep their cultures alive?
- Think about the words "inevitable" and "incompatible". These are very strong words! Why can't technology and traditional cultures exist together?
- Is there a balanced answer here? Are some traditional cultures being lost while others remain strong? Is technology the only thing that destroys traditional cultures, or just part of the problem? Do some cultures simply choose to ingore new technologies?
I think the question is trickier than it first seems, so let's consider the above points carefully before we write or even plan anything!