The Effects Of Computers On Our Modern Society

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Introduction In the last decades or so, there has been an increasing dependency that individuals have created on computers. Thus, computers are currently being used in every facet of our modern society, from checking email, shopping, research, collection of data, to even payment of bills online. Furthermore, these actions, most of the time, require that personal and private information of the users, such as credit card information, bank account numbers and names of the individuals, to be disclosed in order to make certain transactions so that they can either be used momentarily or stored for later assess. Even though, there are measures that companies, who serves as mediums for these operated transactions, have taken to protect the information of their user, it has still not stopped network “intruders” from stealing prying into that information . In fact, it has introduced the networking world to a host of worms, viruses, spy-ware and trojan purposely designed by these “intruders” to attack company servers, government agencies and the world wide web in order to get information All this has proposed an interesting question, which states that whether all private information should be regulated and watched over so that it would be easier to detect and catch anyone is currently a hacker or has any potential to be become a hacker. Therefore, it would imply that the privacy of every individual on the web would be jeopardized, for the purpose of safety we would relinquish our rights to privacy. So the real question is what is the right to do so that everyone is happy and these “intruders” will be stopped. THE THREATS OF THE NET In the world of cyberspace, the average user doesn’t really understand the threat that individuals, who are c... ... middle of paper ... ...we find not only is it wrong that individuals are adopting moral standards because they are being watched but more so because they adopting this moral standards without a desire as it being out of “duty”, an obligation to the cause. For when morality is done based on pleasing others rather than out of reason and on duty, can it really be made a universal law? In conclusion, it is left to the reader to decide if they do or do not support that the necessary surveillance that goes on when an individual decides to access the web. In fact, whether lives are saved, or individuals are transformed into more morally upright individuals doesn’t matter. It is all about if the reader is willingly to give their privacy, which can be linked to be an essential part of person being considered an individual, for the purpose of personal security and national security.
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