Explain briefly advantages and disadvantages of computers in our society.

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Computers allow us to talk to anyone in the world. I think that is both an advantage and a disadvantage. Computers also allow us to work from home legitimately. There are disadvantages to that as well. When you work from home, you can become rather lonely.
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The obvious advantages are the accessibility and instantaneousness of information and availabiltiy for communication throughout the world.  In addition, so many other conveniences are provided by computers with the vaious programs such as PowerPoint, office and accounting programs, etc.  Indeed, anyone who has had to type on typewriters knows the advantages of putting one's term papers, etc. on a computer whose ease of corrections and advantage of saving the paper is invaluable. And, with Tax Day only briefly past, people have appreciated the ease of filing online.

However, along with these advancements of science comes the dilemma expressed by Aldous Huxley as he examined what he called the "advancement of science as it affects human individuals." He also stated, "the really revolutionary revolution is to be achieved, not in the external world, but in the souls and flesh of human beings," For instance, with email replacing the hand-written letter, or even the telephone call, and with love affairs being conducted across the internet, there seems a dehumanizing of people. Also, with information so easily posted and available, there can be a loss of privacy and identity.  In addition, with the plethora of information available there is both the dilemma of sorting what is accurate from what is not reliable as well as the propensity of people, especially those of the "computer age" to readily believe what they read on the internet without analysis or critical thought of any kind.  This tendency no longer to think for oneself is what can effect the "revolutionary revolution" to which Huxley alludes.

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