IELTS Task 2 Sample Answer 44 - Some believe that modern technology is increasing the gap between the rich and poor, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
A group of people think that the rich-poor gap is widening because of the modern technology, while others oppose this view. In my opinion, modern technology plays a key role in minimizing this gap to a great extent. Even though technology has developed to a great extent, not all of it is accessible to all classes of the society. Some technological developments require immense research and heavy investment. As a result, such state-of-the-art technology are often priced high and are very much aimed at a niche market mainly consisting of the affluent who are willing to pay a high sum to access such sophisticated technology. In such cases, those belonging to the low economic class would be denied or would find it extremely challenging to access such high end technology even if it is of a dire need contributing to economic gap in the society. On the contrary, one cannot deny the fact that the gap between the rich and poor has reduced to a great extent as a result of growth in modern t