Did you know that 84% of all Singapore households own at least one computer? Known as an electronic device for storing and processing data, it has certainly become an important part of most people’s daily lives. There is a large range of actions that can be performed with a computer, with different actions catered for different people, but suitable for almost everybody. Hence, the computer is globally popular. As computers continue to increase in popularity, its invention has led to many technological advances and has opened many new windows, and modernization has drastically increased one’s reliance on it. However, one question bogging everyone’s mind is, can we live without it now? My view is that that our world is now too dependant on computers, hence we cannot live without it.
Without a doubt, computers have are still popular because they are convenient. They have greatly improved our standard of living, as it reduces many tasks to just a mouse click away. Computers, together with the Internet, help to save time, energy, and resources. For example, it provides the luxury of email. Through email, one does not have to handwrite letters or reports, and the message no longer has to go through “snail mail”, or involve a post office or a postman. It can be delivered and read within seconds of sending, even if the recipient is at the other end of the globe! This decreases the time, resources and energy needed. Other luxuries include finding travel directions, booking holidays or looking for recipes. One has no need to hustle to do these, and can instead simply look it up on the computer. All these contribute to how the computer has made burdensome tasks convenient. Due to the ever-increasing improvements made of the easily accessible computer, modern society has become very dependant on them, becoming fast-paced and cannot afford the time that would be wasted, should there be no computers. Hence, to ensure that modern society does not collapse, the convenience a...
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