One of the greatest advances in modern technology has been the invention of computers. They are widely used in industries and in universities. Now there is hardly any sphere of human life where computers have not been pressed into service of man. We are in a day when a computer is as much part of man’s daily life as a telephone or a calculator used to be.
Computers are capable of doing extremely complicated work in all branches of learning. They can solve the most complex mathematical problems or put thousands of unrelated facts in order. These machines can be put to varied uses. For instance, they can provide information on the best way to prevent traffic jams. This whole process by which machines can be used to work for us has been called ‘automation’. In the future automation may enable human beings to enjoy more leisure than they do today. The coming of automation is bound to have important social consequences.
Computers have been developed that are small enough to carry around in your bags. People are able to use their phones and laptops to obtain any information from anywhere in the world. For instance, people going on holiday can keep themselves informed about weather conditions. Car drivers can find routes when there are traffic jams. These days it is also possible to make translations using computers. This enables people who do not share a common language to talk to each other without any difficulty.
Computers are the most efficient servant man has ever had and there is no limit to the way they can be used to improve our lives.