THE IMPACT OF COMPUTER ON A SOCIETY
The purpose of carrying out this intensive research is to establish in details the impact of computer on our society. I will base my points on the positive and negatives effects that the use of computer has brought to with it. We all know that computers are used by business people and organizations, hospitals, schools churches, security firms and international humanitarian bodies like United Nations. My point of reference and examples will be the government of Kenya, Kenyatta National Hospital, Egerton University among other public universities, Kenya Commercial Bank and Kenya Defense Forces.
Computer has been described as an automatic electronic machine that performs calculation. It is capable of accepting data, and performing operation according to instruction (programme), and providing result of the operation with great speed and accuracy (Brightman and Dunsdalc 19X6).
The invention of the computer has totally changed the way we live and perform daily chores in our society. Development of science and technology has direct effect on our daily life as well as in our social life. Virtually everything is controlled by a computer; cars, satellites, phones, etc. Computers have made our lives easier and easier. For instance, if one wants to get some data from other parts of the world he or she can easily use search engines such as Google and Bing and the information will be provided on the dot. Computers are also capable of handling a number of tasks at the same time and eventually come out with the intended output. They are also equipped with the ability to perform certain operations automatically. Apart from bring positive impacts; it has also brought with it some negative impacts.
For the purpose of my research, I will begin with the positive contribution of computers to the society.
Computer and Education
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