In many countries, more and more people buy a wider range of household goods like television, microwave oven and rice cooker. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Home appliances market has expanded worldwide over recent years due to the advances in technology and the fast pace of urbanization. It is common that more families are likely to purchase their electric gadgets like TV, microwave oven as well as electric bowl and although there are certain drawbacks of this trend, I would argue that it is more beneficial for our society.
Initially, an increasing spending incentives of domestic kitchen appliances and TV set may trigger the overuse of energy and thus, pose risks of climate change. It is predictable that an augment in energy consumption during the consequent usage of more domestic devices means much carbon footprint will be released and, worse yet, exacerbating global warming. Apart from that, accompanying by the wide using of household appliances, energy short in some areas will be a new challenge. Taiwan, to cite an example, is facing a serious power cut in combination of a high popularity of home devices and industrial need. As a result, some critics argue that the purchase of those gadgets may ruin the environmental balance.
However, I opine that the prevalence of owning a series of domestic electrical equipment could promote people's living standard and boost the economy as a whole, and even help save energy. In details, TV has been one of sources of entertainment for families today, therefore, sitting in front of TV and enjoying programs could contribute to lower stress from daily work. Meanwhile, the consumption of such appliances means a growing production and sale in market, inferring more occupations in related industries and a long-term growth in economy. Some inventions of home devices, what's more, like microwave oven and electric bowl wound up with an energy-efficient purpose and in fact, they allow people reduce electric bills by applying energy-saving technologies.
In conclusion, given that the benefits in terms of raising the sense of happiness, the creation of jobs and sales as well as the protection of environment, I believe the possession of household devices could be viewed as a constructive tendency despite of some downsides.