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We Are Becoming Increasingly Dependent on Computers. They Are Used in Businesses, Hospitals, Crime Detection and Even to Fly Planes. Is This Dependence on Computers a Good Thing or Should We Be More Suspicious of Their Benefits?

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Task: We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. They are used in businesses, hospitals, crime detection and even to fly planes. Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?

The last two decades have witnessed a dramatic increase in the utilization of computer devices almost everywhere. It is indisputable that it has brought significant benefits to our lives in many spheres such as economics and science. However, it is also alarming as to whether we are becoming increasingly dependent on computers or not. As far as I am concerned, I believe that computers are playing a highly important role in our modern life and we need not doubt their advantages.

Firstly, the main reason for my perspective is that the computer can remarkably reduce the amount of manual work. Many companies nowadays use computers not only to store business data and millions of documentations but also to perform different kinds of operations that previously required more time and people to complete. Take consumer research as an example, a computer can be processed many survey results in an hour which would take months for a team to get the same outcome.

Secondly, the accuracy of our performance could be enhanced with computer’s help. For tasks that involve handling a vast amount of data, people are bound to make mistakes. Moreover, people when making decisions rely not only on careful analysis but also on intuitive judgment, whereas the behaviours of computers are much more disciplined. Hence, our jobs can be done with more precision.

Last but not least, by using computer devices we can save people from dangerous activities. For example, some corporations in Japan are replacing humans with robots in mining industry, which significantly reduces human risk in such kind of jobs.

Finally, I believe that computers definitely can improve our life. We are satisfied with them and sometimes we even thank them because they...

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