It is truly amazing considering the impact that computers have had on the world and our society in the last few decades. Something that was a fairly new concept not too long ago has found its way into nearly every house in the Western world. People are looked at weird if they don’t own a laptop or some form of a computer such as a tablet. It has become a norm in our technological culture today. There are major impacts and changes that have come about in our society and world, as a computer has become one of the most important and common things to own.
One of the most obvious and perhaps most impactful thing that computers have changed is communication. Before everyone had a computer, people had to use alternative forms of communication, which took considerably more time, such as postal service or the telephone. Now that most people have their own computer, it is simple to send an email or a message to anyone in the world. It can happen in the blink of an eye and it has drastically altered the way the world communicates. This has opened up many opportunities for collaboration that was not available in the past. Businesses have been able to grow easier with a global impact and individuals have been able to keep in contact with people on the other side of the world.
Another major impact that the computer revolution has had on our society is the way in which we gather information. Before, people had only the libraries and records to obtain information for them. This process took a while and reading was necessary to find exactly what a person was looking for. Now, with a computer, anyone can simply type in what they are looking for and instantly be met with countless search results. Everything from books, reports, experiments and more can be found on a computer with the simple click of a few buttons. This ease of information has increased knowledge and made it much more accessible. However, people need to double check the information they get offline, as it may not be accurate.
A third way impact that this technological revolution has had on our society is in the way people work. Now with laptops and a computer, people can work from anywhere they want. This has increased the number of people working from home as well as the number of people doing freelance work from their computer. This shift in work offers greater mobility and freedom to set schedules. This is a very appealing prospect for most people.