Negative Effects Of Computer On Society

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Register to read the introduction… These are issues society has to contend with in order to achieve the benefits and often trade-offs have to be made.
Security is one of the most prominent negative effects which emerges with the use of technology. The criminal element in society has found many ways to exploit and harm others by using computers and the Internet as a weapon instead of the tool it was designed to be.
Crimes such as identity theft, hacking, embezzlement, and other kinds of monetary theft have increased the risks of doing business online, and these have to be mitigated through using software and being vigilant. These concerns should not deter people from using the Internet, but it is a real concern which must be dealt with.
Complacency is another negative effect. While computers and the Internet have enhanced quality of life, sometimes the question begs asking of whether or not society has become too dependent on computers instead of thinking for one's self. Many people operate on the assumption the computer is always right, and this can be a dangerous
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Since technology is essentially tied to everything from banking, parking meters, health insurance, and medical care, it is important to be vigilant and if something seems off to always question it.
This complacency leads to dependence. Are computers doing too much "thinking" for people? Today many people have no idea of how to manually do transactions or activities that computers routinely take care of these days.
If computers or the Internet were to suddenly be permanently severed, this would cause a lot of problems because many people would not know how to take care of certain necessities due to this dependency.
Old and "old fashioned" methods do still hold validity and it is always of value to understand how things work underneath the computer surface. For instance if an ATM or credit card machines such down, it's good to know how to write out a check or make a physical withdrawal through filling out bank slips.
Computers and the Internet have offered many positive and negative effects for society. There is without a doubt several pros and cons of our reliance on technology, but one thing is clear, neither computers or the Internet are going anywhere anytime soon, so it is best to embrace these changes, but also to be aware of the drawbacks and make adjustments in order to effectively deal with the

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