Technology is sometimes weird because at times it’s useful but at times it’s addictive. But as per recent trends, there has been an increase in use of computers by most working generation of today.
Because of excess use of apps in computers people are forgetting normal face to face conversations rather chatting online. On the contrary computers have created immense opportunities for people who are looking for good jobs and interesting part-time works.
Globalisation had also bought change in the world of technology. As a result widely spread progression, computers came to existence. In the beginning computers were used only for commercial purpose but soon every corner there was a computer and people of all walks of life became glued to it.
IT revolution also gave boost to development of computers. Computerization has brought in a new age known as second industrial revolution or Information age. In earlier time Karl Marx, one of the then finest philosophers worlds has ever seen defined this phenomenon as part of capitalism where both the capital and machinery led to alienation of the society.
But ultimately it is we humans who decide the fate of the society more than the computers. As we all know that every new invention people are enriched with vast knowledge and opportunities.
With Facebook, Twitter and other social media communication apps people are always busy online and half the time I spent in chatting online. In today’s busy world one needs to have healthy conversations with their loved ones. For instance if a girlfriend has to talk to her boyfriend she has send message through Facebook rather talking to him in person.
She has to wait for her boyfriend to respond through Facebook or Twitter. Everybody loves to have beautiful conversations that too face to face, knowing about what they had for lunch in the afternoon and if possible enjoy long talks while walking together. And looking into each other’s eyes, while talking rather than glued to their smart phones.
While today’s world is basically run on computers. One cannot survive in this competitive world. With an increase in the use of computers, there is a rise in the importance of a computer and that too for each member of the house. It’s basically a compulsion to have a laptop or a system rather than an obligation.
But when you think about the consequences of using computers there are many. One of them being dehumanized society. For instance, too much use of computer games leads to a decrease in the focus of children on studies and even their families.
These days everything is linked with computers especially for an online job, online purchases, chatting and even for learning about new things.
Even though computers are required for organizing works especially commercial or business purposes. They are also essential convenience of most of the youths who prefer an easy way of occupying their selves
Computers have changed the way people interact with each other and with their living environment. Even arranging the important documents have become easier and convenient. In 21st century when developments in the fields of scientific research and engineering applications have reached to its peak computers are becoming more and more valuable than all other ornaments.
There is high scope for computer games and other software related jobs that can be pursued through online for which one need computers or laptops. With increase in demand for more facilities for writing and gaming computers or systems are in high demand.
Nowadays in commercial firms and other business establishments need proper computerized system to maintain their important records.
Effects of the Computer Age
There are many effects of computer age, both good and bad effects change the person’s life altogether. The good effects include: organizing the files that are important, free browsing related to important topics, etc. According to psychologists there are more bad effects of excess use of computers like back pain, Spondylitis, and other problems related to eyes.
Psychologists have also observed that they are people who misuse the computing technology by either harming innocent people through online crimes like frauds, fake accounts and pornography. Excess of anything is dangerous.
With increase in addiction of computers teenagers tend to over use the computers and its facilities for wrong purposes. Hence there is an increase in Cyber crimes mostly towards women.
This addiction of teenagers and adults for such things makes normal people’s life miserable because after bad addiction to creating fake accounts and pornography they attack innocent people especially women.
So in my opinion all teenagers especially men should be taught to behave with women. Thus computers are a bad influence to teenagers to a certain extent. But yes, it’s not only about computers but its mentality of the person who handles it.
Use of computers should be limited to good purposes rather than indulging into bad habits through online using computers. It is hard to let go of the use of computers when most of us are dependent on it for work, pleasure activities like watching movies, games etc.
But long term use of computers may lead to stress and this in turn may lead to many sedentary diseases. Further this will lead to life style diseases.
On the contrary computerization has good effects as well. They are: organization of documents like personal and professional. In commercial/business establishments record keeping is a demanding task.
Not always one can depend on written documents. Computerization helps in maintaining records that cannot be destroyed because one can easily make multiple copies of the needed documents.
Effects of Computerization on Society
Similar to positive and negative effects of computers on youth and teenagers. There are both positive and negative effects of computerization on society. Let’s take a look at the positives of computerization are:
- Firstly, individual professionals like doctors, engineers , businessman etc gain advantages from the use of computers as they can store their client details, documents regarding work and also they can also pursue their higher studies by using computers.
- Use computers helps professionals in making quick and right decisions as with a click of button one can store work details and refer them with ease without any hurdles whenever they want to.
- Managerial level person of a company can now relax and look for the needed records without depending on lower officers.
- An individual gets benefits from the use of computer technology. From Airports, banks to departmental stores, individuals gain benefits from computerized airports, departmental stores etc.
- Nowadays computer are important for getting jobs through online especially in designing, manufacturing, teaching etc.
Similar to positive effects there are negative effects. The negative effects of computer on the society:
- There is a high chance of data getting lost because after all its computer and one virus everything gets lost if not saved properly.
- When you have a computer or personal computer a person gets used to it as it is convenient not only for pleasure activities like games and e book but also for daily life calculations and records.
- In today’s competitive world, a person who doesn’t have knowledge is considered unqualified. It is a harsh reality.
- When children get too dependent on computers lose they their common sense abilities like numerical ability.
- Because of increase in computerization work load on employees in the company or commercial establishments reduce to minimum. But as a result there is dissatisfaction and lack of security among employees.
- When new technology is introduced more employees need to get trained for the same. Because the more the employees, more the availability of professional computer expert.
Thus, computerization has both negative and positive effects on the society. It is also an important phenomena which is growing to heights into fast pace.
Computers and its effects on Education
With the advent of computers, not only commercially but educational institutions have also had major boost in their own way. All the campuses are, be it schools or colleges have been completely computerized from school/college offices to classrooms computers are installed for education purpose.
But it has side effects as well. Students have become more glued to computers and books have become mere secondary options for study. Even teachers are coming to schools/ colleges free hand and they take classes through smart boards.
The entire system of learning from textbooks changed to smart classrooms everywhere and children are spoiled because all the submissions can be done through online instead of direct submissions. Computerization has helped in progression of the society but also in certain ways dehumanizing the society.
Computerization and Employment
With the coming of computers employment sectors have gained immense boost because more and more skills like Ms Office, Visual c++, SQL, and other software skills and this has helped in increasing job opportunities in various field like software developer, content writing etc. financial sectors like banks and other firms have also seen a large scale escalation due to computerization.
For instance people who want to large amount of money instead of carrying it all the way to the bank the account holder can deposit them through online with the help of a laptop. For financial establishments, computerization helps in dealing day to day activities like record keeping, safe e- conferences etc.
In case of an employer who has to submit his/her presentation with a limited deadline can always do it easily with the help of computer in other with PC’s.
Hence, we can conclude that increasing computerization has led to creation of a dehumanized society.