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Статья опубликована в рамках: CLXXXVI Международной научно-практической конференции «Научное сообщество студентов: МЕЖДИСЦИПЛИНАРНЫЕ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЯ» (Россия, г. Новосибирск, 08 апреля 2024 г.)

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Marakaeva R. BOOKS VS TECHNOLOGY TODAY // Научное сообщество студентов: МЕЖДИСЦИПЛИНАРНЫЕ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЯ: сб. ст. по мат. CLXXXVI междунар. студ. науч.-практ. конф. № 7(185). URL: https://sibac.info/archive/meghdis/7(185).pdf (дата обращения: 24.04.2024)
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Marakaeva Regina

student, Department of "Measuring and Computing Complexes", Ulyanovsk State Technical University,

Russia, Ulyanovsk

Korukhova Lyudmila

научный руководитель,

scientific adviser, Candidate of Philological Sciences, associate professor, Ulyanovsk State Technical University,

Russia, Ulyanovsk



Маракаева Регина Радиковна

студент, кафедра "Измерительные и вычислительные комплексы", Ульяновский государственный технический университет,

РФ, г. Ульяновск

Корухова Людмила Владимировна

научный руководитель, канд. тех. наук, доц., Ульяновский государственный технический университет,

РФ, г. Ульяновск



This paper examines the impact of books and technology in our modern world. We explore how books and new technologies affect our lives, education and ways of communicating. We discuss the pros and cons of both forms of information transmission and emphasize the importance of finding a balance between them for our development.


В этой статье рассматривается влияние книг и технологий на наш современный мир. Мы исследуем, как книги и новые технологии влияют на нашу жизнь, образование и способы общения. Мы обсуждаем плюсы и минусы обеих форм передачи информации и подчеркиваем важность нахождения баланса между ними для нашего развития.


Keywords: technology; information; society.

Ключевые слова: технология; информация; общество.


In today's fast-paced digital age, we are surrounded by advanced technology that has become an integral part of our lives. With smartphones, e-readers, and tablets at our fingertips, the way we consume information and entertain ourselves has drastically changed. This, in turn, has led to an ongoing debate – books versus technology. Which one is superior, and what impact does each have on our society?

In today's digital age, the debate between books and technology continues to be a topic of discussion and speculation. With the rise of e-books, audiobooks, and online reading platforms, many argue that traditional books are becoming obsolete. However, there are still those who believe that books are irreplaceable and offer unique advantages that technology cannot replicate. This article aims to explore the pros and cons of books and technology and shed light on the ongoing debate.

One of the main advantages of books is their physical presence. Holding a book in your hands, flipping through its pages, and feeling the texture of the paper can evoke a sense of nostalgia and give a deeper connection to the content. The act of reading a book becomes an intimate experience, where the reader can fully immerse themselves in the story without any distracting notifications or pop-ups. The smell of ink and paper, the sound of flipping through pages, and the visual satisfaction of a well-organized bookshelf are experiences, that technology cannot replicate. Books provide a sense of comfort and a deeper connection to the content within. Books also offer a respite from the constant screen time that has become a norm in our lives. Many people find it refreshing to disconnect from technology and engage with a physical book, allowing for a more focused and uninterrupted reading experience.

Furthermore, books are not dependent on technology or electricity. They can be read anytime, anywhere, without the need for batteries or a stable internet connection. This accessibility makes books a reliable source of entertainment and knowledge, especially in areas with limited technological resources. Books also have a longer lifespan compared to technology. A well-preserved book can be passed down from generation to generation, creating a legacy and preserving cultural heritage. In contrast, technology quickly becomes outdated, and its content can be lost if not properly transferred or backed up.

On the other hand, technology offers several advantages when it comes to reading and accessing information. With e-books and online reading platforms, readers have access to a vast library of books at their fingertips. This convenience eliminates the need to physically visit a bookstore or library, saving time and effort. Additionally, technology allows for a personalized reading experience. Features such as adjustable font sizes, highlighting, and note-taking make it easier for readers to customize their reading experience and engage with the content in a more interactive way. The availability of audiobooks also caters to those who prefer to listen rather than read, making literature more accessible to a wider audience.

Moreover, technology provides a platform for collaboration and sharing of ideas. Online book communities, discussion forums, and social media platforms allow readers to connect with like-minded individuals and engage in conversations about books. This virtual community fosters a sense of belonging and encourages the exchange of thoughts and recommendations. It also provides a platform for authors to reach a wider audience and gain valuable feedback.

However, it is important to acknowledge the drawbacks of technology when it comes to reading. The constant exposure to screens can strain the eyes and lead to digital eye strain. The blue light emitted by screens can disrupt sleep patterns and cause fatigue. Additionally, the omnipresence of technology can be distracting, with notifications and advertisements constantly vying for our attention. These distractions can hinder the reading experience and detract from the enjoyment of the content.

Moreover, the physical act of reading a book stimulates our senses and engages our brain in a different way compared to reading on a device. Research suggests that reading from a physical book helps with comprehension, retention, and critical thinking. The tactile experience of turning pages and underlining meaningful passages creates a more personal and memorable connection to the content. It fosters deeper thinking and introspection that might be lost in the digital realm.

One cannot deny the impact of technology on the publishing industry. As e-books gain popularity, the demand for physical books has decreased. Bookstores are facing tough times as online retailers dominate the market. While this may be seen as a disadvantage for traditional book lovers, the digital revolution has also brought about opportunities for self-publishing and independent authors to reach a global audience. Technology has democratized the publishing industry, giving a voice to countless aspiring writers.

In conclusion, the debate between books and technology today is multifaceted. Both have their unique advantages and disadvantages. Books offer a tangible and immersive reading experience, free from the distractions of technology. They have a lasting physical presence and can be accessed without relying on technology. On the other hand, technology offers convenience, accessibility, and personalized reading experiences. It connects readers with a virtual community and provides opportunities for collaboration. Ultimately, the choice between books and technology depends on personal preferences and the specific circumstances of the reader. It is essential to strike a balance between embracing technological advancements and cherishing the unique qualities of books.


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