We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. They are used in businesses, hospitals, crime detection and even to fly planes. What things will they be used for in the future? Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?
The latest technological innovation is computer. It has changed the life of man. He has become entirely dependent on computers for all his needs: business, trade and commerce, routine office work, and communication. Computers have replaced labourious paper work.
Railway and air tickets can be purchased on the internet. Hospitals, banks, and offices keep detailed accounts on the computer. The hospitals and manufacturing units use advanced equipments which are computerized.
Computer training has been introduced in all the schools at a young age. It is now a part of the school curriculum.
Computer is now the fastest, cheapest and the most reliable means of communication. You can send message from one part of the world to another within seconds. The business houses and the governments communicate through it. Buying and selling online has also become popular. Payment can be made through credit cards. E-commerce has made online business transactions possible.
Video conferencing reduces the cost of traveling and saves valuable time too.
We maintain contact with satellites through computers. We depend on computer for weather reports, space research, geographical survey reports, agricultural research, tissue culture, sprinkler and drip irrigation and so on.
The Internet is an ocean of knowledge. Organizations, institutions, manufacturers, publishers, employers, job placement agents, etc provide information through their websites.
Games, cartoons, films and songs provide entertainment. These can be downloaded from the Internet and enjoyed on multimedia. Horoscope programmes can tell our future.
We the advancement of information technology is making man’s life really comfortable and interesting, although also making him dependent on it. Too much dependence on anything is not good. Man should be aware that there are other things in life that can be equally important such as taking interests in other activities like sports, gardening, spending time with family and friends, going for outings with family, reading, learning skills like singing or dancing and so on. Man’s life should not become too restricted because of technology and this happening so with some people.