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发帖者 吴怀唐 On 下午8:50
  According to BT's futurologist, Ian Pearson, these are among the developments scheduled for the first few decades of the new millennium(a period of 1,000 years), when supercomputers will dramatically accelerate progress in all areas of life.

  Pearson has __1__ together to work of hundreds of researchers around the world to produce a __2__ millennium technology calendar that gives the latest dates when we can expect hundreds of key __3__ and discoveries to take place. Some of the biggest developments will be in medicine, including an __4__ life expectancy and dozens of artificial organs __5__ into use between now and 2040.

  Pearson also __6__ a breakthrough in computer human links. "By linking __7__ to our nervous system, computers could pick up __8__ we feel and, hopefully, simulate __9__ too so that we can start to __10__ full sensory environments, rather like the holidays in Total Recall or the Star Trek holodeck," he says.

  But that, Pearson points __11__, is only the start of man-machine __12__:"It will be the beginning of the long process of integration that will __13__ lead to a fully electronic human before the end of the next century."__14__ his research, Pearson is able to put dates to most of the breakthroughs that can be predicted. However, there are still no __15__ for when faster-than-light travel will be __16__, or when human cloning will be perfected, or when time travel will be possible.

  But he does __17__ social problems as a result of technological advances. A boom in neighborhood surveillance cameras will, for example, __18__ problems in 2010, while the arrival of synthetic __19__ robots will mean people may not be able to __20__ between their human friends and the droids. And home appliances will also become so smart that controlling and operating them will result in the breakout of a new psychological disorder-kitchen rage.

  1.[A]taken [B]pieced [C]kept [D]made

  2.[A]complicated [B]delicate [C]subtle [D]unique

  3.[A]breakthroughs [B]findings [C]events [D]incidents

  4.[A]expanded [B]extended [C]enlarged [D]enriched

  5.[A]being [B]becoming [C]carrying [D]coming

  6.[A]schedules [B]plans [C]predicts [D]designs

  7.[A]directly [B]instantly [C]precisely [D]automatically

  8.[A]that [B]how [C]what [D]all

  9.[A]thinking [B]hearing [C]sight [D]feeling

  10.[A]form [B]develop [C]find [D]undertake

  11.[A]out [B]at [C]to [D]toward

  12.[A]program [B]production [C]experiment [D]integration

  13.[A]finally [B]ultimately [C]utterly [D]absolutely

  14.[A]Through [B]Though [C]During [D]By

  15.[A]forecasts [B]articles [C]stories [D]meetings

  16.[A]advisable [B]affordable [C]available [D]valuable

  17.[A]solve [B]arose [C]exercise [D]expect

  18.[A]confront [B]cause [C]witness [D]collect

  19.[A]lovely [B]likely [C]lifelike [D]lively

  20.[A]distinguish [B]differ [C]diagnose [D]deviate、

  1.B piece together拼凑,结合

  2.D complicated复杂的;delicate精致的,脆弱的;subtle狡猾的,敏感的;unique唯一的,独特的

  3.A breakthrough突破;finding发现;event事件;incident事件,事变

  4.B expanded膨胀的,扩张的;extended伸出的,延长的;enlarged放大的,扩大的;enriched浓缩的,强化的;extend life expectance延长寿命。

  5.D come into use开始投入使用

  6.C schedule确定时间;plan计划;predict预测;design设计

  7.A directly直接地;instantly立即;precisely精确地;automatically自动地


  9.D 根据上文what we feel,以及下文full sensory environments,可知D符合文意。


  11.A point to和point at都是“指向”的意思,point out指出,提出

  12.D integration综合,集成,此处指人机一体化

  13.B finally表示久等之后,有时表示在一系列因素的最后一个,e.g.: After putting it off three times, we finally managed to have a holiday in Greece.

  ultimately指最后,终于,基本上,即达到最高界线。e.g.: Ultimately people rely on science to gain an understanding of biological phenomena.

  14.A through为连词,后应接句子;during表示过程;by表示方式、手段或借助某种工具。

  15.A forecast先见,预测

  16.C available可利用的,可行的

  17.D 注意主语是人,不选arose


  19.C lovely可爱的,有趣的;likely可能的;lifelike逼真的;lively活泼的

  20.A distinguish between; differ from; diagnose诊断;deviate from背离

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