Crissianne Issa Kintanar
12 October 2014
During this time, there are a lot of changes that has happened to our world. New discoveries and inventions were found. One of these inventions is the computer. By this machine, our ways of life and thinking have drastically changed. Personally, I think the computer is one of the most important inventions in the 20th century, which has changed our lives since it was first introduced. It is undeniable to say that the computer has resulted in both positive and negative effects. As the saying goes, too much of everything is bad. The computer has contributed to our lives in many beneficial ways. The main use of computers is to help us store and organize information even tons of files within hard disk drives. Thanks to the advancement in technology, computers nowadays can process information far faster than the human brain can do.
It simply means that the computer helps us work efficiently and save time. Furthermore, the computer is a good entertaining place where people can play games, watch movies and listen to music. As a youth living in this generation I can say it is impossible to imagine our lives without computers.
Despite the fact that computers help us, it can also harm us and the community. In Turkle's article, she mentioned that one of the disadvantages that computers have brought to the world is it's a key of invading other people's privacy. It's undeniably true that people nowadays have less value of privacy unlike the old days. Telephone booths were invented decades ago so people can talk inside privately. But now, because of cellphones, you can see people taking phone calls in the subways, buses, parks and everywhere. Another privacy issue is hacking. Because social...