Essay On Life Without Technology

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Today’s society cannot imagine a life without technology due to the remarkable impact it has on people all around the world. It is a pavement of the present to the future, and a part of everyday life that many people rely on because there are countless technological devices that exist, and engineers are constantly creating more each day. Out of all the technological devices that exist, the computer is the most prominent piece because of its vast capabilities. Computers serve multiple purposes in major fields such as education, medicine, law enforcement, science, and psychology. Therefore, it is a powerful tool that not only performs operations faster than a human can, but it also aids in making miracles happen. According to a study by Pew …show more content…
Functions such as calculations, spreadsheets, conducting research, and reporting information were all performed by humans known as “computers.” As the The Security Tube highlights in their documentary, too many mistakes occurred on a daily basis due to the fact that human error was commonly seen when people were responsible for performing these functions. This caused a demand for better quality machinery that could be capable of high performance and low error. Ultimately, this attitude leads to revolutionary contributions in the technological field starting with Charles Babbage’s during the 1830s. “Babbage designed an analytical engine – a mechanical contraption outfitted with gears and levers – that could be programmed to perform complicated computations.” (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: School of Engineering, 2012). For the first time, people no longer had to compute difficult tasks by hand because of the capabilities within Babbage’s engine. Although the engine was extremely useful for their purposes, it definitely left room for improvement and motivated other mechanical engineers to work on the kind of computer that is prevalent to modern …show more content…
Both of these additional compartments work together to enable people to find very specific information on the computer. The first ever keyboard is inserted into a computer by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher, Doug Ross, during 1956. “Typically, computer users of the time fed their programs into a computer using punched cards or paper tape. Doug Ross wrote a memo advocating direct access in February. Ross contended that a Flexowriter -- an electrically-controlled typewriter -- connected to an MIT computer could function as a keyboard input device due to its low cost and flexibility” (Computer History Museum, n.d.). Ross’s continuing experimentation with the keyboard eventually proves its efficiency, and it continues to be useful even in current society. The mouse, on the other hand, is another useful addition that ceases to publicly exist until it is officially patented in 1970. Douglas Engelbart of Stanford University’s Research Institute is the one to invent the first mouse. “Using the mouse, Douglas was able to demonstrate moving a mouse cursor on the Alto computer in The Mother of All Demos. However, because of its lack of success, the first widely used mouse is the mouse found on the Apple Lisa computer” (Computer Hope, n.d.). It is evident the mouse has undergone improvements since Engelbart’s version of it considering they

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