Good and Bad impacts of Computer on society
Computers are commonly used device in many areas. It is an important system for people, especially the people who run organizations, industry, etc. Almost all the things you know is made by or run by computers. Cars, jets were designed on computers, traffic signals are run by computers, most medical equipment use computers and space exploration was started with computers. Most of the jobs today require the use of computers. These "mechanical brains" made a huge impact on society. All types of system have good and bad impact but bad impact should be in minority.
Computer system also has some bad and better impacts:
Positive Impact of Computer
- It facilitates business process and other activities. It makes the work simple and less time consuming.
- We can store so many information on computer which makes easy to handle the information for business applications.
- We can perform multitasking and multiprocessing capabilities of data.
- It is very easy to access and use data for business application.
- We can store documents secretly on computer system.
- It gives error free result so that we can use it for research, engineering work and other areas.
- It can be used for various purposes like education, business, industries etc.
- It is used for communication system also. Use of Internet, Email and Internet phone system.
- It helps to automate the office and business process.
- It provides greater access to computerized resources using internet and computer based encyclopedia.
Negative Impacts of computer
- It is an expensive system so people may not be able to afford it and use this system that creates digital divide on society.
- It encourages and facilities for data piracy.
- It has bad impact on job market. It may increase unemployment.
- Chances of data stolen and hacking that destroys data.
- It is fast changing technology so it is required to be updated timely.
- Some people of society may be badly affected due to illiteracy of computers. They will suffer with computerized system due to illiteracy of computer system.
- It facilitates computer crime and cyber theft.
Things to remember
- Computer perform multitasking and multiprocessing capabilities of data, store documents secretly on computer system, helps to automate the office and business process, and provides greater access to computerized resources using internet.
- Computer encourages and facilities for data piracy, required to be updated timely, and facilitates computer crime and cyber theft.
- It includes every relationship which established among the people.
- There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
- It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
- common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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The social impacts of computer are:
- Impacts on employment and competition.
- Impacts on learning and education.
- Impacts on quality of life.
- Impacts on offices and Banks.
Positive impact of computer in the society are:
- To perform any task quickly & accurately.
- To maintain document secrecy.
- To process error free result.
- To use in different fields in the society.
Negative impacts of computer in the society are:
- The initial cost is high.
- Increasing unemployment in the society.
- Problem of data & information piracy.
- Problem of fast & frequent changing technology.
Computer is greatly affecting on individual life by creating more opportunities, facilitating internet, email etc. to make personal life easier & better. Besides, these computer is making individual's life more recreational.
Hacking cracking, stealing money, etc. like frauds can happen through the computer.