Name : Dai Le
Date : 09/28/10
Class : ENGC 0800
Assignment About Argument
Should we depend on computers for their benefits or should we be suspicious of this technology ?
We are living in the 21st century, and I think the greatest development has been the rise of computer technology. The computer is developing exponentially, and computers are beginning to change and take over every aspect of our lives. We are becoming overwhelming based on the computers today. As Bill Gates CEO of Microsoft Corporation says, ” I think it is fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They are tools of communication, they are tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user, ” Or Ken Olsen says, “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.” Personally I think computers a good thing to benefits us rather than being suspicious about them. So in my opinion, we will dependence with their benefits on the computer not only for today, but even more in the future.
Computers now have not only in each family. They are also include in office, government, business as well in order to deal with multiple tasks. Therefore, they have much influence in our life.
First of all, computer can improve communication. Computer bring people closer together, and facilitate contacts between each nation by email, online video, online conference. For instance, people could communicate with other people around the world by email. It saves more time than letter mail. We do not need to write a letter, put in an envelope, place a stamp, then send it to post office. It is not convenient for today.
Computer Then and Now and Where they are Going In modern times, the computer has been one of the most influential, if not the most influential pieces of electronics ever produced. The evolution of the modern computer has come a long way from the times it was first thought of and conceived, and with the advancements of today's modern computers the opportunities seem to be endless. In the computer ...
Second one, computer technology we use every day called, “Internet”. We can shopping in the Internet to order some clothes without leaving your homes, or chatting talk with friends around the world. In addition, computers changed the role to watch television, listen to music, and radio. It is support an essential tools to perform these things. For example, music was converted to digital files save time and space.
Third one, computers also had various effect on education today, and it is expect to do more for education in the future. Many students rely on computers to research study on a computer, they can be better fields of studying. Student now has access to libraries around the world, with several clicks students have a huge database in the front screen. Further more, with the advancement of education technology study online become more popular for today. This is especially, new former to get a higher education without go to school.
Finally, business are one of the most frequently used technologies have been transformed. For transportation, it assist the way people to work out of town today. It is save worker time in both airplanes and train. Companies now have safe and quicker access to local and international markets, they able to get information quickly by go direct to the website and make decisions without contact to them. This is save precious time, and money for us. Internet is a terrific place to do business quickly, people get things done faster, and easier. Literally, computers are surrounding us keep importance position in our life make everything easier, and better. Those are four main reasons why computers benefit society in many ways.
Even though a teacher and textbook is the best way to succeed in a class, a student only has access to a teacher for about45 minutes, and even then, if every other student, let's say there's 23 students, asks for help from the teacher and takes 2 minutes, that means that it is very likely that a student won't get access to the teacher, but on the other hand, the internet is always available. ...
Despite of many benefits computer bring to humans today, there are quite of some negative things about them. We spend hours working on computers, we are bound to suffer from backaches, twist, and other pains. Children today is the main point addicted to the computer on games, chatting, looking for porn. Anti-social elements like terrorist use computers for illegal purposes. In
the future, more jobs will be cutting down from hardworking employees due to technologies. We could become too dependent on machines for everything which is also a large cause of concern.
In conclusion, like Isaac Asimov says, “I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.” I think computers are incredible machines. They are everywhere in our society to manage our world. It has many positive aspects, and helps us to every ways they have become more productive, necessary and sufficient effect that we dependent on them too much, but also have somehow disadvantages as well. Many advantages computers bring out to us today. I believe we dependent on a computer rather than suspicious of this technology.
*Bill Gates : William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business. magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with * Isaac Asimov – (Source from Internet).
* Ken Olsen (1926 – ), President, Digital Equipment, 1977.