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On morning I was sitting at my desk, studying by the light of my desk lamp, listning to the radio and stretching my toes towards the waupmth of a small heater at my feet. All of a sudden there was no electricity - and my comfortable, well-lighted world ended. Civilization and technology disappeared, and I felt like a primitive man living in a cold and dark cave. I got up and pulled back the curtains to get the morning light. My feet were still cold, but at least now I could see well. After a long time, the electricity came back. In my mind a seed of worry would not die. What if the power had gone out during the night, and my alarm clock's brain had been erased? I would have risen at my natural warking hour - noon. Or what if the power had gone out in the middle of my electric shave? People would have laughed at me. We are, as a country, totally dependent on electricity. Without it, lifesaveing medical machines in hospitals would not work. Also, frozen food would spoil. Traffic signals would become useless decorations, and telephone communication would cease. And no television .... Oh, no! About 35 percent of the energy we use in the US is electricity. About one quarter of this electricity is used in our houses for conveniences such as air-conditiones and televisions. To satisfy this appetite for energy, we are using up oil, coal natural gas. At present, I have 15 electrical things in my small dormitory room. I have always been proud that I do not need a morning cup of coffee. Why then must I be completely dependent on electricty?


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朝、私は机に向かって、ラジオを聞きながら、デスクランプの明りで勉強していました、そして、つま先を、足元の小型ストーブの暖かさの方へ伸ばしていました。突然、電気が停電しました-そして、私の快適な、よく照らされた世界は終わりました。文明とテクノロジーは消えました、そして、私は冷たくて暗い洞穴に住んでいる原始人のような気がしました。私は立ちあがって、朝の光を入れるために、カーテンを引き開けました。私の足はまだ冷たかったのですが、少なくとも、今は、私はよく見えました。随分経ってから、電気が回復しました。私の心の中では、心配の種は、無くならないでしょう。夜中に停電が起きて、私の目ざまし時計の大切な情報が消されたらどうなるでしょう?私は、私が自然に目覚める時刻【この部分、waking hour/working hour のどちらか判断できません。working hour であれば、「当然働いている時刻」と訳すべきかもしれません】 ― 正午 ― に起きることになったでしょう。または、電力が私の電気剃刀の使用中に切れたらどうでしょう?人々は、私を笑ったことでしょう。我々は、国として、電気に全く依存しています。それなしでは、病院の救命医療機械は動かないでしょう。また、冷凍食品は腐るでしょう。 交通信号は役に立たない装飾になるでしょう、そして、電話によるコミュニケーションは終わるでしょう。そして、テレビも見られなくなるでしょう .... ああ、最悪!我々が米国で使うエネルギーのおよそ35パーセントは、電気です。この電気のおよそ4分の1が、空調やテレビの様な便利さのために、我々の家で使われます。エネルギーに対するこの欲求を満たすために、我々は石油、石炭、天然ガスを使い果たしています。現在、私の小さな寮の部屋に15の電気製品があります。私は、朝コーヒーの一杯を必要としないことを常に誇りとしてきました。それならなぜ、私は電気に完全に依存しなければならないのでしょうか?(なくてもすませるはずだ)【反語】



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