Some people say that computers have made life easier and more convenient. Other people say that computers have made life more complex and stressful. What is your opinion?
Computers have been extremely improved since their first versions in the 1940s. Nowadays, we have smartphones in our pockets with the same capacities as the NASA machines during the Moon expedition in 1969. We have access to the Internet, apps, e-mails, and so on. However, does it make our lives simpler? With spreading of technologies, the world has changed a lot. Personally, I think that our lives have become more comfortable and easier in every sphere. For example, computers and smartphones have made socializing with people much easier and faster. The whole form of communication has changed, when we can use apps like Tinder or Bumble and find people to speak with or have a romantic relationship with. Our parents used to find friends and lovers from their communities like classmates, coworkers, neighbors, etc. Of course, they could go to different places like nightclubs, but in modern days, you do not even have to go out somewhere and skip that dull part of searching for someone attractive and making connections with them. Except for communication, you can find almost all of the services on your computer or smartphone. With a couple of clicks, you can buy clothes or tickets to the concert of your favorite singer, book a table at the café, make an appointment with the doctor or hairdresser, read books, find any recipe for dinner, and so forth. Decades ago, if you wanted to buy clothes, you had to go to the shop and spend hours finding something suitable for you. You had to buy paper books and store them on countless shelves at home. You had to buy a recipe book to search for the one recipe you needed. This comparison is almost infinite. Of course, there are different negative consequences of life like this. People become lazier, because they can get everything they need laying on a couch. On the other hand, why do we have to suffer, spending our lives on useless actions instead of living our computerized Dolce Vita?
Submitted by Ivan on