How Technology is Changing our Lives
Technology is changing our lives rapidly through many different functions e. g. a television which enables us to watch many different types of program such documentaries, soaps, films, sport, music videos and the news (which allows people to see what is going on in their area and in the rest of the world). But I believe that Computers are the main technological advancement that enable us to perform more functions than any other piece technology, for example, emailing (communication) amongst other functions which I will talk about further on in this essay.
The use of computers has grown rapidly and they are widely used through out the world. They are used to dealing with many tasks due to the enormous capability and thus, they have a big influence on our life. Their uses can be split into these three categories; Communication, Facilities and Health care. First of all, the computer has improved the quality of communication drastically. Nowadays, barriers seem to be gradually destroyed. .The computer gives access to the Internet, which allows people to communicate with others worldwide by using e-mail.
There is no longer any need to print the letters, put them in envelopes and transport them over long distances. This is particularly convenient for people who’d like to send letters abroad and saves a lot of time and hard work. Also, we can easily access to e-mail almost everywhere. Email can be checked from both personal computer at home and a public one. This proves that the computer can bring people closer together and facilitate contacts between them. In addition, the computer can improve quality of media. Since television and radio play important role in communication, the computer is the main equipment to provide facilities for them.
For example, a TV director will use a computer to manage his/her program plan. The CD player is being gradually replaced by the computer where music is converted into digital file saving time and space in the process. Society has benefited through the intervention of the computer upon our public facilities. Trains cars and planes, all major technological advancements in the last century, have provided the facility to move from place to place quicker than ever before but without the computer the safety and efficiency of these systems would not be the quality it is today.
For example traffic lights and air traffic control systems were operated manually and were time consuming and possibly very dangerous. Security everywhere has been enhanced by CCTV cameras. As a result police have been assisted in resolving many cases of crime. Computers have played there part enabling the camera system in the first place and producing valuable databases to which the police can refer. A computer provides a potential for improving the effectiveness of health care. For example, computer is used to store data of hospital such as patient data and medical information.
Physician and nurse can access to this data easily which results in decreasing the length of operation and giving the operators more time. In addition, many operations are no longer manually performed, computers are used to manage these tasks. For example, in laboratory, medicine invention and some operations, some tasks are done by Computer instead of people. Therefore, it saves time for both patients and physicians which result in reducing delay action. In conclusion, computers play a very important role in today’s society. They provide facilities for our life and create effective production.
Technological advancements like TV’s, computers, phones in my opinion are good because they enable you to communicate any time anywhere regardless of the location. If you are bored and have nothing to do what perfect way to entertain yourself than to play games on computer or games console, watch TV, watch a movie, listen to music and lots more. It is the opinion of some that technology is a bad thing promoting laziness and confining individuals to their homes however you could say that this is more an issue of self discipline. To my mind the pros of technology outweigh the cons.