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GATE | GATE-CS-2016 (Set 2) | Question 7

  • Last Updated : 28 Jun, 2021

Computers were invented for performing only high-end useful computations. However, it is no understatement that they have taken over our world today. The internet, for example, is ubiquitous. Many believe that the internet itself is an unintended consequence of the original invention. With the advent of mobile computing on our phones, a whole new dimension is now enabled. One is left wondering if all these developments are good or, more importantly, required. Which of the statement(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above paragraph?
(i) The author believes that computers are not good for us.
(ii) Mobile computers and the internet are both intended inventions

(A) (i) only

(B) (ii) only
(C) both (i) and (ii)
(D) neither (i) nor (ii)

Answer: (D)

Explanation: ubiquitous – everywhere
unintended – unplanned

--> Author has not said anything against internet and mobile computing 
but is talking about the surprising usage of these.

"Many believe that the internet itself is an unintended consequence of 
the original invention."
--> The author says that many believe that 'internet itself' is unplanned 
but actually both internet and mobile computers are unplanned(unintended) 

Hence, D is the correct option of this answer.

This explanation has been contributed by Mohit Gupta.

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