Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Computers in Different Fields

How fast the world moves!

From a simple life that man used to have centuries ago, our lives have evolved so quickly, all because of a powerful machine…the computer.

Everywhere you go, whatever we do, we can see the amazing things that the computer has been doing for us. From the time we wake up, go to school or to our offices, then back to our homes for end-of-day activities, we make use of gadgets and machines powered by computers.

Then what are computers? Some say that they are simple electronic devices that accept inputs, process data and produce outputs. Computers may be simple but they can be very powerful. Computers have begun to meet the barrier imposed by the speed of light in achieving higher speeds. This has led to continuing research and development. Continuing demand for more processing power has led to significant changes in computer hardware and software architectures, both to increase the speed of basic operations and to reduce the overall processing time.
Computers have changed society in many ways. Computers are one of the supreme and best inventions ever made in the history of modern technology. It has brought numerous and countless advances to many different fields of studies as well as in the lives of many people. Today, computers have changed how people work and have opened new methods and means of acquiring new knowledge and skills. Computers are now being used in various fields, from education to medicine, businesses, government, science, publishing and industry. Through the computer and the Internet, you'll be able to discover new ways in getting hold of informative and useful information in almost any fields of studies, something that is imaginable and beyond what you can think of. Information that is definitely ready at your fingertips. Let us try to uncover the benefits of computers and the Internet in an individual's daily life.

Education

Computers have been important learning tools starting from toddlers who have computer-aided toys giving them joys to the older grade/high school/collegiate students for their research projects. Far-flung areas can now be reached and their education can now be enriched through the use of computers.

Science

All branches of science, from astronomy to zoology, depend on computers to further their knowledge on increasing the life span of man. The MRI, the PET, and other computer-aided machines help doctors and scientists to better understand the people’s medical needs.

Computer is also important part of modern astronomy. Computers aid observational astronomers in many ways. Man’s first step on the moon would not have been possible without the use of computers. Computers guide telescopes, and they control devices that measure the radiation gathered by telescopes. Astronomers also use computers to work out designs for new telescopes and to analyse data collected with telescopes. Computers have a major role in theoretical studies. A theoretical astronomer might use a computer to produce a mathematical model of the history of a star from its birth to its death.

Communications
Do you know that computers have even transformed how you communicate with each other through the advancements in technology?
One of these advancements is the Internet. Who among us does not know anything about the Internet? Perhaps, using computers will never be complete without using the Internet. This global network of networks have swept the lives of many people as daily tasks become handier, communications more convenient, and most of all, sources of information broader and more accessible.

Business
Computer has changed how we do business. Gone are the days of labor-intensive and manual way of inputting data through ink and paper. Now, with a few taps of keys and a few clicks of the mouse, good and productive business is on its way.
Computer opens new doors of opportunities and ventures. Apart from the way you do business, the computer and the Internet has also become our partner in doing business effectively. Products are sold to vast numbers of consumers, and services are provided superbly.

Government
Government offices also depend on computers for its basic needs. From simple letters to the more complicated projects are now being produced through the use of computers. Government agencies and their databases are now interlinked, making it easier for the agencies to monitor economic developments.

Computer and the future
We have seen and continue to see the impact of computers in our lives. Trip to the moon is no longer just a dream. Robots now also play a part, not just as toys but also as handy business crews. Man has also shown that animals, or maybe human beings can now be cloned. Will time come that it would be hard to say who a real man is from its counterpart robot?
Let us work for technological advancements and not for the destruction of the world
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Submitted By:
Clarisse Michelle G. Cruz
Grade Six - OLAN

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