51   Automation

推荐背诵课文。。
1、    One of the greatest advances in modern technology has beenthe invention of computers.
现代技术最大进展之一是电子计算机的发明,

2、    Computers are capable of doingextremely complicated work in all branches of learning.
注意一下be capable of的用法 以及表达方式。
电子计算机能在科学界各专业中从事及其复杂的工作。

3、    In the future, automation may enablehuman beings to enjoy far more leisure than theydo today.
将来,自动化可能使人类享有比目前更多的闲暇。
far+比较级 的用法

4、    The coming of automation is bound tohave important social consequences.
自动化的实现必将产生重大的社会影响。

5、    They can never, as it were, leadindependent lives, or ‘role the world’ by making decisions of their own.
红色部分是虚拟语气。
所以说,计算机决不能独立工作,或由其本身作出决定来“统治世界”。

6、    This will enable people who do not sharea common language to talk to each other without any difficulty or toread foreign publications.
使说不同语言的人们能毫无困难地进行交谈或阅读外文书报杂志。

7、    It is impossible to assess the importance ofa machine of this sort, for many international misunderstandings are causedsimply through our failure to understand each other.
这类机器的重要性是无法评估的,因为许多国际间的误会均由彼此语言不通所致。

8、    Computers are the most efficient servants man has ever had and thereis no limit to the way they can be used toimprove our life.
句子分析:Computers are the most efficient servants (that/who) man has everhad and there is no limit to the way (that) they can be used to improved to ourlife.
红字,表达前途无量的意思。可以说一个事物的发展前景广阔什么的。