IELTS Writing: Is the flight the greatest invention?

Motorised flight is the greatest invention in the modern world. No other invention has had a more significant impact on our lives. Do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays, flight has become the most effective and commonly used method for travelling around. However, whether it is the most significant invention up-to-date remains a controversial issue. I agree with the view that in comparison with computer, the impact of it can not be considered the greatest among all inventions.

Firstly, it is obvious that the computer science has fundamentally changed the way we live, work and entertain in less than 50 years, which is much shorter than the development process of aeroplanes. With the power of Internet, for example, people can meet and communicate momentarily without bothering going out for long-distance travel. Therefore the Internet technology brings great convenience to ordinary people, and thus tremendously boost the productivity in the society.

Moreover, the modern aviation itself has mainly depended on the progress of cutting-edge information system to provide high-quality services to their customers. This is because almost all sectors within the aviation industry, including the billing system, aeroplane-controlled management, financial and materials management, are underpinned by the information system. If there were no modern information technology, the aviation would not be developing into business giant or even does not exist today.

That is not to say that the motorised flight is not important as it indeed plays an essential role in the varied transportation tools with its high-speed and across-ocean delivery. It actually facilitates the transport, and promotes the economic growth, but to be honest, it only makes things different in transportation field.

In sum, computer technology undoubtedly pools all the human intelligence to help us embrace the brand-new world; whereas, aviation is only considered as the most efficient way of travelling. Only the basic scientific innovation is eligible to be the greatest invention after all.

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