2019-01-11 16:58:17 来源：网络专四专八资料下载
Will Computers Replace Human Beings?
We are in the computer age today. The computers are working all kinds of wonders now. They are very useful in automatic control and data processing. At the same time, computers are finding their way into the home. They seem to be so clever and can solve such complicated problems that some people think sooner or later they will replace us.
But I do not think that there is such a possibility. My reason is very simple: computers are machines, not humans. And our tasks are far too various and complicated for any one single kind of machine to perform.
Probably the greatest difference between man and computer is that the former can do things of his own while the latter can do nothing without being programmed. In my opinion, computers will remain nothing but an extension of our human brains, no matter how clever and complicated they may become. (150 words)
Useful Words and Expressions:
a nine day's wonder轰动一时(便被遗忘)的事物;昙花一现的新鲜事
A wonder lasts but nine days. [谚]什么事儿都新鲜不了多久。
do [perform, work] wonders创造奇迹，取得惊人成就
lost in wonder惊叹不已
What a wonder!多么令人惊异!真想不到!
data processing n.资料处理
scone or later adv.迟早
a bare possibility万一的事情
be within [out of] the bounds [range] of possibility 是可能[不可能]的
by any possibility 万一，也许
by some possibility或许
There are several possibilities.有几种可育性。
What are the possibdties?有哪些可能发生的情况?