Essay on The Effects of Computers on Society

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Computers are one of the greatest inventions in the 20th century. With hundreds of electronic devices attached inside the computer and the flows of electrical energy, we can simplify our daily lives by only clicking on the mouse and typing on the keyboard. There are many types of computers nowadays. Huge and powerful computers are employed by governments and businesses to perform complex tasks and to store data. Computers are particularly good at performing repetitive tasks at speeds far faster than any human or team of humans can. Small computers like home and personal computers can also perform menial tasks much faster than human beings. The computers are a blessing to us, but it could give us some negative effects if we don't …show more content…
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The trend of shopping has also changed with the presence of computers. If before we had to go to the mall to purchase some goods, now we can merely buy them at home. A lot of choices are also available online, as many as a shop has. More people feel that it is unnecessary to buy goods at the mall if they can just purchase them in front of their computer. As a result, many shops at the mall are going bankrupt and closing down their businesses. Moreover, since the online shopping is fast and easy, people will tend to be addicted at it. They will shop as much as they want, without concerning the budget they have. In the long term, the inflation on society will arise because the demand from customers is higher than the supply.

In the aspect of communication, computers connect us to the world, and create a world without boundaries. Rather than communicating by snail-mail that requires a week or more, we can send and receive email to anybody in this world within a few seconds. A person may interact with other people online or create an online date without feeling shy. Thus, computers can tighten the bond between people in a simple way. However, the relationship between people in the real world may be lost as people become dependent a lot on virtual communication. The relationship between people and family will be loosened, and the interaction with neighbors will be lost. Since computers
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