The invention of computers was a significant boost to technology in the world. It drastically changed the way things were done there before. It saw a great boost in all sectors of the economy. Computers were introduced in the health sector, the military, education, marketing, and governance. The introduction of the computer in this sectors created large numbers of employees. As time went by, all the industries started utterly depending on computers. This caused numerous people’s jobs being behind the computers. There are some disadvantages, however, to the constant working on computers.
Drawbacks of using computers a lot
Once one is working behind a computer, his creativity tends to reduce. A computer is simply programmed to do what an individual would have done. The task left to an individual is just may to press on some few buttons. Take for example a computer that helps a doctor perform surgical operations. Without the computer, the doctor would have done all the operation on the patient. Here comes the computer that does the same job within a concise period. The remaining task of the doctor is simple. This will result in reduced creativity. In addition to this, one tends to become very lazy. Laziness is triggered by the fact that most computer jobs are routine work. There is nothing new to learn from a computer program. It also becomes monotonous and boring.
People who often use computers have complained of similar health complications. Computers have constantly caused eye and weight problems. The human eye is affected by the bright screen of computers. The human eye is designed as to reduce the amount of light entering her eye. The human reduces in size to reduce the amount of light. However, too frequent users of computers, the eye cannot remain reduced for a long time. This results in the eye problem. A computer is also suspected to cause cancer disease. X-ray machine has been suspected of causing chronic diseases.
Computers cause social problems to users. For children, computers allow them to access the internet. The internet is a major cause of a social problem. Children will spend all the time on the computer. This denies them time to spend with their parents and gets moral advice. Adults who use a computer for lone are likely to have the same problem. Addiction to use a computer is very common. One’s life is tied to a computer. One then gets minimum time to socialize with family members and friend. When one such a person is stressed, he can easily develop depression.
Solutions to this problems
i. Computers screens have been fitted with light regulators. There are screen covers designed to reduce the amount of light meaning from a computer screen. Some computer is also designed with the ability to self-adjust the amount of light emanating from the display
ii. To avoid social problems, jobs have adopted monthly and weekly leaves. Workers are also allowed to work for a specified amount of hours. Work rotation have also been adopted