Introduction to Computer
Computer is an electronic device that receives data, follow instructions and convert into information. Firstly it was made for calculations than it changed with time. Computer made our life very easy & reliable. We use computer for various purposes in our daily routine life. Like with the help of computer we store our data for future use, we made calculations very easy in few seconds, we understand many of the things very easy, it gives us very accurate results for our problems. With all other concepts of computer our life is completely changed. Today, the computer is used in every field and has made our day to day tasks/purposes very easy but there are some advantages and disadvantages of computers.
Advantages of Computer
Computer has made a very vital impact on society. It has changed the way of life. The use of computer technology has affected every field of life. People are using computers to perform different tasks quickly and easily. It gives us very accurate results of over routine work problems. And save much of our time.
Many organizations are using computers for saving the records of their customers. Banks are using computers for managing accounts and making financial transactions. The customers can check their account balance from using the internet on computer. They can also make financial transaction online. The transactions are handled easily and quickly with computerized systems. People are using computers for paying their bills, managing their home budgets or simply having some break and watching a movie, listening to songs or playing computer games.People also used computers for learning purposes etc. Computer can be used as a great scale in education. Students can have access to all sort of information on the different computer software. Some great websites like Wikipedia, Byte-Notes and thousands of other study pages & courses provides free resources for students & professionals. Moreover, the computer is being used in every field of life such as medical, business, industry, airline and weather forecasting.
Disadvantages of computer
The use of computer has also created some problems in society which are as follows.
Different tasks are performed automatically by using computers. It reduces the need of people and increases unemployment in society. People have no work more for calculation fields.
Wastage of time and energy
Many people use computers without positive thinking. They play games and chat for a long time. It causes wastage of time and energy. Young generation is now spending more time on the social media websites like Facebook, Twitter etc or texting their friends all night through smartphones which is bad for both studies and their health. And it also has bad effects on the social life.
The data stored on a computer can be accessed by unauthorized/un abilitied persons through networks. It has created serious problems for the data security.
People use the computer for negative activities. They hack the credit card numbers of the people and misuse them or they can steal important data from big organizations.
The computers are used to store personal data of the people. The privacy of a person can be violated if the personal and confidential records are not protected properly.
The improper and use of computer can results in injuries or disorders of hands, wrists, elbows, eyes, necks and back. The users can avoid health risks by using the computer in proper position. They must also take regular breaks while using the computer for longer period of time. It is recommended to take a couple of minutes break after 30 minutes of computer usage.
Impact on Environment
The computer manufacturing processes and computer waste are polluting the environment. The wasted parts of computer can release dangerous toxic materials. Green computer is a method to reduce the electricity consumed and made environment relaxed & health full. It includes recycling and regulating manufacturing processes.
Edited by: Husnain Ahmad