Computers are, without a doubt, one of the most valuable inventions in human history. After all, this is a technological invention that has revolutionised the modern world in so many ways. Before computers came along and quickly became a mainstream innovation in the modern world, practically every aspect of life was significantly less efficient. Computers are one of the rare innovations that quickly shot to global staple status, and have remained there ever since. Especially now, as the digital era continues to evolve and expand, computers help us to achieve a stronger grasp on the world around us. But what are the most important aspects of life that the invention and global introduction of computers has revolutionised?
Computers have changed the way we connect
It is no secret that the mainstream introduction of computers fundamentally changed the way we communicate and connect. This is especially true for international communication standards. Before computers, communicating with people all around the world was often (if not always) a drawn-out process that was costly and long-winded. Sending letters overseas was beginning to be a faster way of communicating, but was still expensive and time consuming. Phone calls were expensive beyond comprehension – particularly if they were calls that extended across oceans. Computers – and the introduction of the worldwide web – gave users a cost-effective and time-efficient way to communicate, through either email or social media. Today, international communications take seconds to reach the other end, and we have computers to thank for that.
Computers have revolutionised the way we learn
At the end of the day, computers have done a world of good for the way that we learn. With access to computers and the worldwide web, it has never been easier or more efficient to have a world of information right at your feet. Further, it is a seemingly never-ending pool of information that is literally constantly being updated. This means that not only do computers give us access to information on practically every topic you could ever want to explore, but it is often (if not always) information that is on point. Computers have made learning easier, more efficient, and much faster. It is one of the greatest gifts that computers have given us.
Computers have transformed the way we work
From sending emails, organising meetings, using Google calendar to organise life, and managing your customer knowledge base (to name a few examples of using computers in a professional environment), it is abundantly clear that computers have entirely transformed the way we work. These days, thanks to computers, professional environments and companies run much smoother operations in just about every aspect there is. Computers have made work life a breeze in comparison to professional life before computers first came into the picture, and this is a motion that continues to inspire and impress today. It is likely a key innovation in the history of computers that will continue to prove to be forward and relevant as time goes on and the digital era continues to evolve and expand.