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2020考研英语时事阅读:万物互联的时代已经来临

时间:2019-09-19 16:33:58 编辑:leichenchen

       考研英语阅读能力的进步,依靠的是长期不懈地努力与坚持!下面,北京文都考研网为助2020考研者一臂之力,分享了考研英语时事阅读:万物互联的时代已经来临,供考生参考。

2020考研英语时事阅读:万物互联的时代已经来临

On August 29th, as Hurricane Dorian tracked towards America's east coast, Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla, an electric-car maker, announced that some of his customers in the storm's path would find that their cars had suddenly developed the ability to drive farther on a single battery charge. Like many modern vehicles, Mr Musk's products are best thought of as internet-connected computers on wheels.

Mr Musk's computerised cars are just one example of a much broader trend. As computers and connectivity become cheaper, it makes sense to bake them into more and more things that are not, in themselves, computers—from nappies and coffee machines to cows and factory robots—creating an "internet of things", or iot.

It is a slow revolution [that has been gathering pace for years], as computers have found their way into cars, telephones and televisions. But the transformation is about to go into overdrive. One forecast is that by 2035 the world will have a trillion connected computers, built into everything from food packaging to bridges and clothes. Such a world will bring many benefits.

文本选自:The Economist(经济学人)

 

【单词】

track

英 [træk] 美 [træk]

n. (人踩出的)小道,小径;(人、动物或车辆留下的)足迹,踪迹;车辙;轨道

v. 跟踪;追踪;(尤指用特殊电子设备)跟踪;跟踪(进展情况)

nappy

英 [ˈnæpi] 英 [ˈnæpi]

n. 尿布

adj. 起毛的;起绒的;柔软的;(啤酒)起泡沫的

gather

英 [ˈɡæðə(r)] 美 [ˈɡæðər]

v. 聚集;集合;召集;收拢,归拢(分散的东西);搜集,收集(情报)

trillion

英 [ˈtrɪljən] 美 [ˈtrɪljən]

num. 万亿;兆;大量;无数;百万兆

【参考译文】

8月29日,当飓风多里安向美国东海岸移动时,电动汽车制造者,特斯拉的老板埃隆·马斯克宣布,在风暴路径上的一些客户将会发现,他们的汽车突然拥有了单次充电就能行驶更远的能力。与许多现代汽车一样,马斯克的产品最好被认为是车载互联网电脑。

马斯克的电脑化汽车只是更广泛趋势的一个例子。随着计算机和网络连接成本变得越来越低,将它们整合成越来越多本身不是计算机的东西是情理之中的——从尿布和咖啡机到奶牛和工厂机器人——从而创造出一个“物联网”。

随着计算机已经进入汽车、电话和电视领域,这场缓慢的革命,多年来一直在加快步伐,但转变即将突飞猛进。一项预测是,到2035年,全球将有一万亿台联网电脑,内置于食品包装、桥梁和衣服等各个领域。这样的世界将受益无穷。

       以上是北京文都考研网给出的“2020考研英语时事阅读:万物互联的时代已经来临”,希望对考生在英语提升方面有所帮助!祝2020考研成功!

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