Computers play an important role in the lives of most of us today, whether we realize it or not. Some people, however, are beginning to ask if we really need them. In my opinion, computers have become a necessary part of modern life.
In the first place the computers can save a lot of storage space. Storing information on computers disks is one of the most efficient ways of keeping data. One computer disk can hold the same amount of information as several books.
Furthermore, computers save everyone a lot of valuable time. Any information can be found at the touch of a button, whereas searching for it manually takes much longer.
Therefore, our everyday lives are made easier - from going to the bank to doing the shopping. Using a computer, we can make purchases, prepare documents or just chat with friends.
Also, using the computer, we are able to carry out complicated mathematical calculations that are used by scientists to predict the weather, or research.
Computers navigate the modern planes and ships, and such navigation is used in modern GPS devices that can identify the exact location of the car and make a route to any point in the world.
Nevertheless, there are those who claim that computers are unnecessary and make our lives more complicated. They argue that in the past we managed very well using other methods and that we have become too dependent on computers. However, they fail to consider that the time saved by using computers for repetitive tasks enables us to use our own time more creatively and productively.
All in all I strongly believe that computers are useful tools. They have changed our lives for the better and there is no reason why we should not make them work for our advantage.