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Effects of Computer Technologh

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:27 AM
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Over the past few decades, computers have gone from being a rare luxury to an everyday necessity. Most businesses revolve around the constant use of computers, and now, so do our everyday lives.

Currently, our daily routines require the use of computers, and in the near future, are expected to be reliant on them. Even something as simple as reading the morning paper will be accessed via the Internet. Newspapers will be assessable online and, through search engines, you can quickly find what you are looking for. As well, papers from out-of-town will now be available, without the additional charge for delivery. Though the physical ‘paper’ will not be completely eliminated, many people will make the switch to “e-Paper”, as it is more efficient and more conservative of our resources. Not only will newspapers be available online, but so will many great works of art. Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and JRR Tolkien are only some of the authors or playwrights that students will be able to access without a trip to the school or public library. Any great work of literature ever written will be available for use with the click of a mouse. This increased reliance on the computer in everyday life not only is more efficient than multiple trips to the library, but it also helps the environment by reducing the number of trees that are cut down every day, simply for the production of books.

As of late, many technological advancements have been made in the medical field as well. Surgeries are now being performed that, fifteen years ago, weren’t available due to the lesser use of the computer. Surgeons and doctors are now able to diagnose diseases or illnesses through the testing of skin and blood samples. Without computers, however, all of these would have to be done by hand, and would likely take weeks or months before any conclusive results were able to be made. This delay could cause diseases to spread, or even possibly become fatal, due to the slow...


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