How Have Computers Changed Our Lives?

Technology is our future

Each major evolution generates more and more open and extensive layers of knowledge, through which people can create new things and inventions. In ancient times people gathered in crowds to watch the frightening spectacles – the death penalty, the bloody battles of gladiators, the awesome sacrifices. The boredom of everyday life and the lack of understanding of how to spend time were key factors to finding better entertainment and an idea of spending time. Since the days of stone tablets, the papyrus paper, Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press (1439), telephones and emails, we have become accustomed to receiving, transmitting and storing information. The digital era suggests that we come across progress.

The first computer appeared during the Second World War, and its emergence is associated with a powerful impetus in the development of technology. People have moved away from traditional ways of transmitting, searching and exchanging information using automated computer systems. Computers originally took up a lot more space than we can imagine. Now computers are in every house, and the integration of innovative technologies into daily life was successful. Almost overnight, we began to own a huge layer of digitized information, available at any time and in any place, called the Internet. It has never been easier to communicate, search and store information. Transmission and access are carried out via the Internet stream or through a variety of software products so that the files can be automatically downloaded to the device.

The emergence of new professions assuming different skills can be considered as a positive aspect. In the conception of digital society, more knowledge workers such as programmers, web designers, multimedia artists and other professions came into sight. It also provides business growth for entrepreneurship, as well as expanding access to the client and the ability to offer their services or sell something over the Internet. The labor market is interested in IT specialists who can train their brains and start thinking like a computer system. Therefore, human intelligence acquires high value on a digital market.

Computers are changing our lives

Of course, digital culture has also shaped a new way of life, where you cannot do without the computer and access to the Internet. In a sense, there has also been an artificial substitution of offline reality for online. The computer solves wide a range of purposes, starting from playing computer games, web surfing in Google, sitting on social media or even performing the function of a working tool for a photographer or accountant. Thanks to networks, the information became available to everyone and is transmitted immediately. New technologies tend to make different connections between people, audiences, and the market. Positively, it also provides a diversity of platforms and communities to exchange information and data for any type of collaboration, creation and sharing.

A computer display has become an ideal “window” through which a person monitors the events taking place in the world. In addition to the positive aspect of technology, there is also a negative aspect. For example, sometimes online users may be aggressive; they may harm other people by leaving sarcastic comments on YouTube, Instagram or hacking a database. 

Follow some norms

In order to adjust the behaviour of the users, it is important to follow certain moral principles and etiquette norms:

  • do not use your computer to harm other people;
  • do not interfere with the work of other users of computer networks;
  • do not use files that are not intended for free use;
  • do not use the computer for theft and the dissemination of false information, do not misappropriate someone else’s intellectual property;
  • do not use computer equipment or network resources without permission;
  • think about the implications of the programs you write or the systems you develop;
  • use a computer with self-restraints that show your courtesy and respect for other people.

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