Social media and mobile technology have joined food and shelter as basic needs for migrants and refugees everywhere. Even going as far as changing supply and demand for smugglers and… [Continue Reading]
Mídias sociais e tecnologia móvel tornaram-se necessidades básicas tão importantes quanto comida e abrigo para migrantes e refugiados por todo o mundo. Elas têm mudado até mesmo oferta e procura… [Continue Reading]
A mere 35 years ago, Shenzhen was little more than a fishing village clinging to the coast, peering enviously at wealthy Hong Kong across the water. But then in 1979,… [Continue Reading]
35年前，深圳仅仅是毗邻南海的一个小渔村，与隔岸繁荣发展的香港相望。但在1979年，时任中国最高领导人的邓小平将深圳划为四大经济特区之一，从此，源源不断的外国投资涌入，不少新公司在此成立。 从那时起，深圳迅速成长为一个国际大都市，甚至因此在中国出现一个新的词语叫深圳速度，来形容城市发展迅猛。2012年，在《经济学人》发布的全球最具有经济竞争力的城市排行榜中，深圳位列第二。 深圳最有名的是其加工制造业，如富士康，但它同时也设有数百家小工厂，从零件到成品设备，无一不是来自于此。在经历了几十年的默默发展后，深圳开始被全世界关注，不仅仅是因为众多制造硬件的公司在此成立，也因为一些中国最大的高科技公司，如华为，腾讯和中兴渴望成为世界舞台上的大玩家。 今年四月，深圳前海成立自由贸易区，它被认为是深圳成为产业革新和东南部中国经济可持续发展推动着的标志。 [English]
About twenty years ago only very few people knew what a mobile phone is, ten years ago we started to send emails on a regular basis and now we can access the internet with the help of a small device. We can easily browse the web, chat with our friends, read online papers, share every moments of our life via Facebook or Twitter or we can be the editor our website either as a blogger. The technological development gave us a number of amazing opportunities to develop our language skills: using online language learning sites and dictionaries, getting contact with another person from the other side of the globe, listening webinars from native speakers. You can learn languages as fast as never before. In my opinion it’s only up to you how much you can benefit from these.
In the past people used technology as a tool for making survival an easier endeavor. Nowadays we are witnessing a shift in the role technology is playing in our society and may continue to play for generations to come. In the modern-day world technology is no longer a tool for survival but it turned to a means of communication and entertainment. Mass communication technology has made it easier than ever to connect with people. In the same time this raises the concern of whatever technology has a good or bad influence on our society, is the use of technology destroying face-to-face interaction and communication between people?
Sprachen entwickeln nicht weiter; wir lernen neue Wörter, vergessen andere und verlieren manche Sprachen ganz. Aber der Bereich der Technologie bietet uns immer wieder neue Ausdrücke für unseren täglichen Gebrauch…. [Continue Reading]
Languages are evolving – we learn new words, abandon others or lose some languages altogether. But then there is technology that provides us with new terms on a daily basis. These words took on entirely new meanings.
Modern technologies have changed the way we relate to each other. They don´t substitute the intimacy of giving a hug or holding a hand, but make it easier to travel or even live abroad since you can keep in contact with your relatives at home. Thank you technology!