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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Is the Dependence on Computers a Good Thing Or Should We Be More Suspicious of Their Benefits?

Nowadays the high-technology products have been changing at an incredible speed. The most obvious example is the use of computers. The development of computers has brought people great convenience and profound influence which helps us to yield twice the result with half the effort in all aspect, such as business, hospitals, crime detection etc… For a period of time, we have become dependent on computers.

It is now very hard to imagine how the students did their paper and research twenty years ago. They had to spend most of their time looking for the practical information at library, borrowing those heavy books, and bringing every information home with them. This kind of old-fashioned way to do the research usually takes plenty of energies and time which makes the whole schedule look ineffective. Compare this with the invention of computers, we discover people can do the research more quickly and more effectively which helps save the precious time. Internet is an organic whole combined with computers which cannot be separated. In addition, this technology is widely used on various fields that dramatically speed up our pace of daily life as well as enhance our life quality.

On the other hand, it also has some “side-effects” that influence every individual. For instance, people will lose the natural abilities to deal with diversified tasks without the assistance of computers which is rather horrible because human beings become replaceable and dependent on lifeless machine. Furthermore, long-term use of computers will damage people’s health condition causing indisposition of eyesight, dizzy, nausea, and other physical complications. Also, this kind of “over-anaclisis” on computer technology seriously causes people to have bad performance on schoolwork that students cannot even know how to spell or how to write a word correctly because of constant indulgence in playing online games. The most serious is that there are abundant resources on the internet, including pornographic pictures, articles, and violent videos that might affect the growth of young adolescences with which parents should be concerned.

To conclude, I think technology is like a dilemma that both have advantages and disadvantages. Only a wise person with high self-control knows how to make use of resource well and get some benefits from it without any adverse effects.


  • At 1:29 AM, Blogger Yuhsiuwriting said…

    Well done!

    I am always happy to read your writing becuase for me it is more a pleasure than a must-do.

    Nowadays the high-technology products have been changing with incredible speed.
    -->at an incredible speed

  • At 10:33 AM, Blogger dancer17 said…

    I couldn't agree more with your article. You specified very good points in a very controlled way. I enjoyed it!


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