Computers and the Internet have touched almost all aspects of life. It is rare to come across a business or household that does not experience routine use of a computer in some shape or form. Technology has allowed people to have higher levels of convenience and proficiency. Many people today would find it very difficult to go back to an age where computers were not in existence. In addition, society has become accustomed to on-demand answers or solutions to requests or services and the Internet is the platform which fulfills this need. These are some of the positive effects of technology on society. While there have been many positive effects of computers on society, there have also been some drawbacks too. Issues such as security and complacency have increased in addition to society's ever growing dependence on computers. Let's take a look at some of the positive and negative effects of computers and the Internet on society: ♦Positive Effects
There are many benefits provided by computers and the Internet. The efficiency, productivity and conveniences provided by technology are unlike any experienced in history. Additionally the wealth of information to be found on the Internet is beyond measure. Individuals literally have a global resource to access and find exactly what it is they are looking for. Before computers and the Internet, people used to have to physically travel to locations to bank, shop, file applications or take care of government requirements such as renewal of a driver's license or car registration. Today people no longer have to travel to engage in these activities, all they have to do is simply log online and take care of business from the comforts of home; a huge convenience and time saver. Additionally in many cases, wait times have been significantly decreased. Many people today go to work or school from home because the Internet creates virtual space where travel is not always necessary. Businesses and colleges are rapidly adapting to the...
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