Did you know that 84% of all Singapore households own at least one computer? Known as an electronic device for storing and processing data, it has certainly become an important part of most people’s daily lives. There is a large range of actions that can be performed with a computer, with different actions catered for different people, but suitable for almost everybody. Hence, the computer is globally popular. As computers continue to increase in popularity, its invention has led to many technological advances and has opened many new windows, and modernization has drastically increased one’s reliance on it. However, one question bogging everyone’s mind is, can we live without it now? My view is that that our world is now too dependant on
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Computers are popular because they are known to have broken communication barriers all over the world. An example is social media. Nowadays, social media, such as “Facebook”, “Twitter” and “Tumblr” have taken the virtual world by storm. Through these, people can connect with distant relatives, friends, and even strangers without having to actually meet face to face. It has made communicating with them so much easier. The only requirement is for both parties to have access to a computer, and they are able to instantly chat with each other, even if they are very far apart from the other party. It has empowered us to be able to see the outside world without leaving the comfort of our homes, sparing us the need to go through slow communications of before. It has expanded our network greatly, enabling us to know more people, gain more knowledge, and improve relationships with distant people. Additionally, it has made news a click away. One can be easily updated on the latest news, and makes helps to make us well-informed of current affairs. Therefore, without computers, communication would be difficult, and almost impossible to conjure up with the outside world. With computers, communication becomes integrated into our lives.
There are people who believe that we can live without computers, as proven by our forefathers who had lived successfully to a certain extent without such computers to aid them in life. While this is true and indeed proven, it is