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TITLE : When science meet fiction

NOTION : The idea of progress


The notion i'm going to deal with is the idea of progress. To illustrate this notion, i'm going to talk about famous inventions and inventor and then, i'll will conclude by the problematic and an interesting subject.


Man has always tried to improve his conditions of like thanks to progress.


But we may wonder wether progress doesn't sometimes present drowbacks and risks.


First we'll see one of the grateast inventors and his inventions of the past and what he had brought to us. Secontly, we'll evoke some of the most important breakthroughts of our time. Finally we'll concentrate on what the future has in store for us.


To begin i'll talk about one of the most inventors of the past, Thomas Edison. He was born in Ohio, in 1847. Younger he didn't go to school and he became faster deaf. So he starting setting news paper and candy on trains to make money. Thanks to that, he became rich at the age of 20 and started to be an inventor. He designed a 100 inventions and improved the telegraph system then also perfected the incandescend light bulb. And he died at the age of 80 in 1931. I think that if he had not existed there would be no cinema, CD players and light bulb.

As you know, there were a lot of breakthrought in our time. For exemple, Alexandre Graham invented the telephone in 1876, thanks to this the world of communications was forever changed and new business practices appeared. Willis Carrier also, invented the air conditioner in 1902 where buildings could be cooled in hot weather. A lot of inventions which changed our life time after time. So now the question is « what the future has in store for us after everything we invented ? » I think a lot of things. For over a hundred years we inverented over of hundred inventions. So now, in our modern and perfectionist world, why not create more faster and more easily ? That's an interesting subject.


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