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donderdag 12 februari 2015

The Future is Now

Companies in a complex in Sweden are testing a new technology. The video explains how it works.
First read the assignments. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

Listening assignment

Answer the questions in English, either in writing or in a group discussion.
  1. What is the link between science fiction and the new technology Ashley is telling about?

  2. How does this new technology actually work?

  3. How will this new tech develop, according to the group that tested it?

  4. Sum up the benefits of the new tech.

  5. What does “the trade-off” mean? Name the trade-off of the new tech.

Writing assignment
Work on your own and write a comment to this video. In the comment, respond to the question Ashley poses at the end of her presentation. Also add some suggestions for other, possibly more positive uses for this new technology.

Reading/writing assignment
Ashley mentions the movie Minority Report. Find out more about this movie, especially how this new tech is connected to it. Write a short report about this aspect.