11. Sınıf Cem Yayınları İngilizce Ders Kitabı Sayfa 96 Cevabı 2017 – 2018 Yeni Müfredat
11. Sınıf Cem Yayınları İngilizce Ders Kitabı Sayfa 96 Cevabı
Read the texts about the regrets of the inventors and match the main ideas with the texts.
Some individual good intentions may lead the wealthy get wealthier.
b. If people had known that their invention would threaten others’ lıves, they would have stopped working on it.
c. Some inventors can’t stand being famous and its consequences and what it brings.
(….) 1. J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during World War II, is credited with the creation of the atomic bomb. But, everybody knows that Albert Einstein’s work made it possible.
Oppenheimer welcomed the opportunity to play a part in the war. Later, however, he had mixed feelings about the bomb. “I have no remorse about the making of the bomb. As for how we used it, I understand why it happened. But I do not have the feeling that it was done right. Our government should have acted with more foresight and clarity in telling the world and Japan what the bomb meant,” he said.
Einstein had different thoughts and was less equİvocal, so he let the cat out of the bag and told the truth. Years later, he regretted having signed a letter to President Roosevelt. In the letter, he urged him to support the research of physicists into nuclear chain reactions and their use as a weapon, because he believed that Germans were already working on it. “If I had known that the Germans would not succeed in producing an atomic bomb,” he said, “I would have never lifted a finger.”
(….) 2. Flappy Bird was a sensation a year ago. The game looked like a simple game but it proved to be hugely addictive because there is a balance between its İnfuriatingly difficulty and being just playable enough to make you think that next time you’ll do better. Therefore, downloads and controversy increased. However, after 50 million downloads and advertising revenue that was hitting around $45,000 a day,
Nguyen, who was the inventor of the game, had had enough and announced that he was going to withdraw it from app stores. “I cannot take this anymore,” he tweeted.
Apparently, the publicity generated by the game had attracted the attention of the world’s press and Nguyen was bombarded with calls, tweets, and emails.
Surprisingly, the removal of the game from app stores did little to suppress the publicity. Nguyen received death threats while phones with the game already installed were being sold online for small fortunes, and app stores were flooded with copycat titles.
(….) 3. While working as a consultant for Herman Miller in the I960s, Bob Propst introduced the US to the open plan office and with it, the office cubicle. He claimed to design these cubicles to “give office workers a more flexible environment than the rat-maze boxes of offices.”
Soon, companies saw his invention as a way to save money, doing away with individual offices and replacing them with open plans and cubicles. Propst later confessed that he himself hated his invention. “Putting people in cubicles in modern corporations is massive insanity,” he said.