The invention of the computer was first unveiled in 1942 (Time, March 29, 1999). The first computers that were invented were the size of a huge room and were very slow using vacuum tubes instead of today's silicone chips. Today's computers use very sophisticated chips and are extremely fast processors that can process billions of numbers in a split second. Just about every company in the world uses some kind of computer to get the work done quicker and more efficiently. For example, the car industry uses computers to build cars on the assembly line instead of having people to do the manual labor and it makes things go a lot faster and smoother. As time goes by the computers and software used to run the computers get faster and does more than the previous versions did.
Computers today are being used in many ways that people had never expected to do and of course there are the bad things that go with it like everything. They are being used today to perform surgeries (Dr. John Regan, M.D., Robotics and Computers in Spine Surgery) and they are helping keep people alive as we speak. They by far have more advantages than disadvantages but computers also slow companies down by the viruses that are out there and by the breakdown of equipment sometimes. We depend on computers today to get the job done instead of us doing the work by hand. In a way computers have made us lazier since computers have been rapidly replacing the manual labor force in America.
The technologies used by computers have greatly improved society and the way people operate businesses or anything that requires multitasking. It has greatly affected my field of study considering that if there were not any computers then I would not have this field of study, because there would not be a need of a computer information system specialist. They have made it a lot easier to communicate with people across the world through email and video conferencin