Nowadays, our life is influenced by technology in one way or another. Take a look at the devices in your home. You may have a refrigerator, an electric stove, a blender, or a toaster oven. In your living room, you have a television and perhaps a computer： Most people have cell phones so they can stay connected with their friends, family, colleagues, and business associates.
Though the digital world does have a lot to offer everyone, there are some downfalls associated with our digital era. Newspapers, for one, have been greatly impacted by our digital world. People used to be glad to pay a couple of bucks a week to have the weekly or daily paper delivered to their door, but with the Internet and the news at just a few keystrokes, newspaper companies and other publications have suffered tremendously. You may have heard of newspaper companies shutting down their facilities for good because of not enough revenue coming in.
Another sector that has been affected negatively is the music and movie industry. As more and more people listen to music in digital formats, mainly the MP3, there is no longer a need for compact discs. The 8 track and cassette tape became obsolete, CDs are destined for that same position, and CD players are not being manufactured as much. The movie industry has also been affected negatively. Ownership of DVDs was once a great thing, but not when you can own your own movies in a digital format and store it onto your computer. Computers even come equipped with DVD burning software so you can create your own DVD movies. With the introduction of HD, DVD and Blue Ray discs, there is a new demand for Blue Ray players and discs so that people can watch their favorite movies in astonishingly clear picture and sound quality.
It’s hard to imagine what other advancements development companies can make when we already seem to be living at the epitome of technology, but in a few years' time, don't be surprised to hear of new technologies taking the world by storm.
【題組】53. The author uses _ to illustrate how people’s life is closely connected to technology.
(A) a vivid but funny report
(B) convincing arguments
(C) a series of examples
(D) contrasts and comparisons