Are We Too Dependent On Computers?

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Are We Too Dependent On Computers?

Since the invention of computers in 1946, the lives of people around the word took a complete turnaround. Computers were invented to make life and work more efficient and effective. However, with the improvements and developments that have occurred in the communications and information industry, computers have part and parcel of people lives both at work and at home. Computers range from huge desktop mainframes, laptops, tablets to modern day mobile phones. Computers have been used for panning, implementation, designing, educating, inventing and even solving day to day life problems. Computer usage has increased over the last few decades due to the availability and accessibility of computers and internet based applications. While the question of whether people are over-dependent on computers may vary from individuals to groups of people, I think that computers have been too involved in the lives of people and vice versa.

As much as computers make the life of humans significantly easy and efficient, there are however a group of people has become addicted to computers in that they cannot spend hours or days without logging into their computers. Normally, computer users are estimated based on the internet usage. In 2012, it was estimated that over 2 billion people around the globe use the internet and thus it is assumed that each has access to a computer (World Internet Users Statistics and 2015 World Population Stats). While the benefits of using computers are wide ranging, the negative effects are also significant. Overdependence on computers is an issue that many people have no idea about or even understand the consequences of doing so. According to (World Internet Users Statistics and 2015 W...

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... why it will be an issue of dire concern to psychiatrists and to industries that maintain the olden ways of doing business. It is true that computers have altered the way the world operates but they have also presented risks and negative influences to the people using them. It is, therefore, imperative that computer usage and discipline be promoted at an early age to enhance healthy computer reliance.

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