Essay on Computer / Role of computers in our daily life (1000 words) -



This is the age of modern science which has discovered different type of wonders and has brought very far reaching changes in everyday life. Gone are the days and automation is the order of the day due to the advent of science. Science has transformed our daily life. From the use of household goods to the use of internet, from the obsolete bullock cart life to the comfort of superfast aeroplane, from the burning of candle for lighting to the availability of 24 hours electricity and from the use of ayurvedic medicine to the availability of telemedicine, all are the needs of human beings in the everyday life of science. It has enlarged human comforts. Out of these, computer is the most useful invention which has actually reduced the works of human beings. 

What is computer?

A computer is an electronic device that receives and processes information to produce the desired results, which is a wonderful invention of modern technology. Normally, a computer consists of a processing unit called the Central Processing Unit or the CPU and a form of memory. It is a machine which can store and process data, solve mathematical problems, design images, play videos and can do many more works for the service of mankind. It is operated using the inputs such as keyboard, mouse etc and outputs like printer, monitor etc. It is used in many places like offices, schools and other educational institutions, railway stations, banks etc.

Invention of Computer:

Computer is a great invention of science which is one of the greatest blessings to the human beings. It was invented by the great scientist Charles Babbage between 1833 and 1871. But some people also argue that the first computer was the abacus or its descendant, the slide rule, invented by William Oughtred in 1622.

Advantages of Computers:

Computer is a modern device which has made our life easier and simple. It is the latest technology which is used almost everywhere due to its advantages. It has made possible to conduct multiple works in a very small amount of time. It is being used in different types of activities nowadays. It used for weather forecasting, machinery operations, guidance of spacecraft and technology.

Computer is a good tool of education. It plays an important role in every student's life. It is used in large scale for educational purpose. It helps the students to get different kinds of study related information and articles in the internet and to make projects. The utilization of web-based internet technology in computer gives students the capacity to associate with learning groups and other educational systems that make education convenient. Nowadays, many professors and teachers are conducting live classroom program through Skype, Zoom or other platforms. This makes it simple for students just as educator to learn and share while simply sitting in their homes. The classes led via web-based networking media stages are more disciplined as we realize that everybody is viewing.   

Apart from these, computer has a great value in the field of medical science. Various kinds of operations and surgeries are conducted by the help of computers. The doctors also use computers to see the body structure and to measure the health condition, heartbeat etc of the patients. In this generation, the doctors can also conduct operations from remote places through the help of computers.

Computers are used in a high scale in the field of space science and technology as those are used to send and receive various kind of images and data of the space and celestial bodies from the artificial satellites and robotic space vehicles. The other remarkable uses of computers are in the field of automation in banks, booking tickets through the internet, traffic control.

The computer played key role during the World War II. It became very essential to understand and locate the direction and speed of the enemy weapons. Calculations had to be done accurately and mathematically and without an advanced machine it would not be possible. To defend the enemy, the front line soldiers required firing tables and only a computer could produce such firing tables with speed and accuracy at that time.
Computer is also a great tool for entertainment. We can use it to play games, to watch movies and videos, to listen songs, even the computer screen or the monitor can also be used as the television. Computer is one of the best tools of communication. We can send and receive information from the corner of the world with the help of internet. Social media are vastly used in internet to get connected with the world.   

Disadvantages of Computers:

Computer is a great gift to the human beings. But, in spite of the advantages of computer, it can harm us in different ways.  It is true even computer is not free from defects.Due to the excessive uses of computer it can lead to the damage of eyes due to the light rays of computers. The long time sitting near computer can also be the reason of various health problems. Computer has made our life so easy that it is making people dull and lazy. By using computers for a long time, your blood circulation can become poor due to less physical activities.

Computer reduces self confidence. People are always dependent on internet and computer. Few years back our Mind was sharp and we were not depended, but now for every little thing we are depended on Google on internet. For a little calculation we go through calculator and dependency on modern tools is reducing our creativity and intelligence.

The excessive uses of computers waste our time. It takes out the sharp memory of students. Nowadays the students and children are getting so busy in using computer and playing games in it that, their concentration in study is reducing day by day.


It is true that the computer has both advantages and disadvantages. But, it was invented only for the good of human beings. So, we should never misuse it and should always try to utilize the computer for good purposes only.

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