Everything revolves around computers these days. It has become one of the important things in our lives to the point where we can't imagine living without them. Computers impacted many items in today's society. One area the computer impacted on is the business area. Business uses computers for keeping track of accounts, money, or items that they need. You may notice business people using computers a lot, especially the laptop computers, portable computers that can be taken to your work area. You may see people use things like pie-charts and graphs when they present information to other business people in meetings. Most of those charts were made by computers. The business field uses the computers a lot for their companies and organizations. Another area computers impacted on is the entertainment area. Most of the people out there like science fiction or action movies, especially the ones with the neat looking effects. Well, those graphics were mostly made by computers. Most of the movies today use computer graphics to make things more realistic but not real. Games on the latest game consoles like the PC, Playstation and Nintendo 64 used the computers to make the coolest games ever. Education was impacted by computers as well. Computers help out students in a lot of today's projects and essays. If a student were to do an essay on the planet Saturn, they could look in an electronic encyclopedia in the computer or they could look up their topic on the internet. They could also type their essays and reports on what's called a word-processing program. Computers has made life so much easier for us. Without them, life wouldn't have been so alive and fun. They changed so many things in the world.
We would have less transport, no cures for education, no medication, no entertainment etc.
No doubt things would be far different but in many ways computers have never produced the promised benefits. There has always been a productivity paradox associated with technology. Authors who wrote with quil pens produced about the same amount of literature as authors later did with typewriters and later with word processors. People can obviously type much faster than they can write long hand and they can edit much more efficiently with word processors so why aren't books just flying out of the fingers of authors now? Could it be that imagination is the bottleneck rather than i/o?
When you think of the effort required just to maintain the computers we rely on this is a big hint. There are constant OS upgrades that require time, effort, and often a learning curve to learn how to use new features. I remember one time after upgrading Outlook taking 5 minutes figuring out how to access help. Users of Quil pens never had to be trained for every new kind of feather and never spent time at quil user-group meetings.
I've made my living for the last 25 years based on the fact that computers are hard to use, hard to keep working, and hard to get real work done with. I've watched the technology go from data terminals attached to minicomputers and mainframes, 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, and now 64-bit microcomputers. Every leap of technology promises vast improvements but ultimately proves to be yet more complex to implement and use.
I think it would be diffrent in many things.
Some peoples work would change considering they work online, information would not be so quickly accesed and also entertaiment would go away, like the social sites for example and just stuff like that.