“Computers* have been detrimental to society”
*(PC’s- Personal Computers)
Nowadays, computers are becoming more and more affordable, acting as a major time and effort convenience for families across the world. The advancement of this technology within the last twenty years been tremendous and suggests much more progress is yet to come. But as the abundance of computers has increased immensely, society has fallen into an over dependence and reliance of them and the effects have been quite evident. Undoubtedly, we should embrace the wonders of this new technology but has society taken a turn for the worst by the increasing reliance on them?
Computers have become a major health risk for society, as an increase in daily, weekly and monthly activity have spiked within the last 10 years. Just ask how many people in your class or workplace, own or have regular access to a computer and how long they spend per day on it. As new programs, networking websites, games, movies and various forms of appeal for all ages, have been released for computers and on the internet, more people are turning to computers for prolonged hours of usage, causing many health risks. Obesity has been a mass epidemic worldwide, caused by a combination of factors such as poor diets and sedentary lifestyles. Computers have certainly been an influence, leaving people inactive and isolated in front of the screen for long periods of time. Nowadays, the majority of children have turned away from outdoor activity and seek the computer for recreational purposes. Studies done in 2000 in the U.S showed that 60% of all that occupational illnesses were due RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) from eye strains, back pains and carpal tunnel syndromes. These were all caused by hours remained seated by the office computer. Much evidence has been provided to suggest it poses numerous health risks to frequent users and reveal the effects computers have had, and continue to have, on society....