You wake up in the morning, switch on your PC and check mails or update your Facebook status. You go to work, switch on your computer and work. You come back from work, and re-check your mails, make entries in your account folder, check your bank balance, etc. You encourage your child to watch NatGeo, or undertake grammar test using the latest software. You watch a movie or play one round of computer game and end your day. But wait, in this busy schedule, have you wondered how much you are dependent on your PC or computer for your daily activities. Computers play an important role in our life today. Let us know more about it.
Importance of Computer in Daily Life
When talking about the use of computers in everyday life, we talk about the direct as well as indirect uses. For e.g, when we use the computer for working or gaming, we have its direct uses; while using an ATM, we are actually making an indirect use of computer based technology. The Internet proved to be a boon in the field of science and technology. Computers, in general, are used in nearly all fields, today, like supermarkets, banks, etc.
With the development of technology, we find that long gone are the days when we used notebooks to write down our research paper or actually used the library for research. Today, you simply need to 'Google' to find any information you want. Secondly, e-learning (e-classrooms) or distance learning with computers is the latest and most practical modes of education today. Right from encyclopedias to dictionaries to tests; you can simply have anything on your own PC within a fraction of seconds.
Do you remember the last time you actually did maths using a pencil and paper, or even calculated your monthly expense using a calculator? This is because most of us use computers for our daily accounts. Keeping accounts using computers is not only feasible, but also more reliable and safer. You can have passwords; and also memory devices that can preserve large data for a really long time.
Talking about data storage, most of us have an enviable collection of music, movies, etc. on our PC. Storing and sharing of any kind of data is very easy and practical on computers. Secondly, storage options like the network-attached storage help in providing data access to a larger number of clients.
Large number of people make use of computers for work purposes every day. Software engineers, writers, businessmen; employees in the field of telecommunication, banking, research, medicine, make use of computers daily. Secondly, telework or working from home is possible because of the PC. Therefore, we can say that the computer is also a source of income for a considerable number of people all over the world.
Social Networking and Gaming
Last, but not the least, very few of us would actually spend a day without Facebook or Twitter. If you take a look at the rise of followers or users on these or any other social networking sites, you will have a fair idea about their popularity and role in social interaction. Secondly, do you know that the computer gaming industry generates billions in revenue every year? This is because of the popularity of computer games all over the world.
Some More Uses of Computers
The above mentioned are the major fields that highlight the role of computers in our daily life. Apart from the aforementioned ones, there are several other uses of computers in day-to-day life. They include:
- Graphics and architectural designs
- Sharing of knowledge
- Day planners / organizers
- Writing / publishing content
Lastly, as a part of fun, imagine one day without using your PC or any computer based application. Then, you will surely understand the importance of this 'thinking machine' in your life. Ciao!