Globally, we have moved from a culture centered on network television, cable, AM and FM radio and telephone into a digital society with mass media, streaming information, intelligent computer. To shift to a digital economy, best demonstrated by the explosive growth of the Internet, is transforming everyday products and practices. Ideas expressed in soft wares, chips, communication systems, financial institutions and mass media have enormous leverage worldwide.
Beyond emails and online shopping, the Internet promises to change dramatically huge spectrum activities. Its benefits can be well illustrated in the following aspects.
In the first place, it contributes to escape us from laborious work, save our time, facilitate our lives. Secondly, with computer’s extensive reach into every corner of the world, a perspective of human life can be shown only with a single keystroke. No matter where we are, in school, business workshops, operating rooms, labs, banks of halls of government, the Internet appears to reflect a perspective of human life. Furthermore, computer profits us by relaxation and entertainment it provides.
But on the other hand, some people debate that it is also inconvenient, waste the time, isolated us from people only with the company of computers, and make our lives more complicated. Some people repair the most sophisticated computer but can’t mend a pair of socks. Yet in fact, computer collapse the distances and demolishes all boundaries.
Whether computer is a blessing or a curse, depends on different circumstance and the way you use it.
As a new millennium approach, we look forward to constructing a new fantasyland by combination with the wealth this new age will bring and the high technology it will provide.