Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they respond to the specific points made in the reading passage.
Both the writer and the professor are discussing the impact of advances in technology on office workers. The author states that this advance reduces the productivity of workers and causes them health issues; however, the professor asserts that technology increases workers' productivity.
First of all, the writer affirms that advances in technology affects adversely the employees' productivity. He explains that those who stay the whole day on their desks and do not leave it even in lunch time have health problems which lead them to be less productive.
On the other hand, the professor avouches that technology is an important factor in increasing office workers productivity. To illustrate this idea, she provides the example of the photocopy machines used in the past which needs an assistant to accomplish the job and the modern ones which work without assistance. Moreover, the professor points out that emails have reduced time and efforts spent on holding face to face meetings which increases the productivity of office employees.