Dependency on Computers Essay

by Aashish Gupta
(India)

We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. They are used in business, hospitals, crime detection and even to fly planes.

What things will they be used for in the future?

Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?


Computing machines increasingly plays an important role in our daily lives. In forseeable future, with advances in technology, computers will be used to build robots that are economically viable and can perform routine tasks. It should be seen as a positive development as this will free up more time for humans to focus on more productive work.

Enhanced processing capabilities and development in programming languages making them more efficient will propel the robotics to new highs. Computers with increased processing power and lean code will help make robots smaller and affordable for the masses. This in turn, will boost their acceptance in the market and subsequently, economies of scale could be achieved bringing the cost down even further. For example, currently many households employ house-help to do daily chores like cleaning, they would be replaced by robots once they become affordable and accessible for the general population because of sufficient technological advancements.

The evergrowing relationship between machines and humans should be welcomed because it will reduce person’s workload. Machines can perform boring, repetitive and menial jobs that are traditionally done by humans which will eventually result in people having increased amount of/relatively more time for themselves. They can utilize this time to learn a new skill or can devote the saved time to complete a meaningful assignment. For example, a recent study found that an average human being spends almost 2 hours daily on completing routine tasks and could potentially save 4 weeks worth of time in an year, if those same duties are performed by robots.

In conclusion, enhancements in the field of computer technology will result into the building of compact and economical robotic machines and the increasing role of these machines in our day to day activities should be appreciated because it emancipates humans from routine toil.

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