Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Twenty years from now, people will spend less time cooking and preparing food than they do today. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
The reading passage and the lecture both are about crewless ships in international trade. The author of the reading believes that there are three main advantages of autonomous transportation but the lecturer against it. First of all, the author suggests that the cost of shipping decreased, since shipping companies could not provide facilities to the crew members, which eliminates the extra expenditure. The lecturer casts doubt on this claim. He raises the point that the crew member is very important and they would help to save ship from damage, since the maintenance cost is much more than that of staff's cost. Moreover, he mentions that crew members maintain some minimum damage that occurs during commute of transportation from which ship could be less damage and helps to save expenditure. Secondly, the author claims that the ship would be secured, since hackers could not get it fascinate. Also, he says that pirates get difficulty invade ship without crew, and ships would have sensitive sensors. The lecturer, on the other hand, denies this point. He raises the point that the hacker could hack entire files of the hip and they could crash as the place where they want by using GPs technology, so it may have more dangerous without crew members. Finally, the writer in the article elaborates by saying that it would help to make fewer accidents, since crew members could not make fast repairs and humans have more errors than technology. The lecturer doubts the argument made in the passage. he argues that sensor could not help to minimize accidents, since, it works on the basis of logic but sometimes logic does not work properly. He notes that the direction changing process of a running ship is difficult work, which needs to evaluate circumstance of the environment, which could not do by the computer. So, the accidents may be increased.
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