Today, technology has changed dramatically; it really has made our lives easier, especially computers have made our lives faster and more convenient. We may do lots of things in front of a computer. However, computers also bring some disadvantages to people while we think it is good for us. In my opinion, there are some advantages and disadvantages when people use it.
First of all, there are always criminals around us over the internet. In other words, it gives those criminals “good ways” to get access to victims. This can be through hacking and identity theft, but it may also be through sexual predators getting to know victims over the internet. For example, people may use fake names or websites to deceive people. We never know a person whether he is a good guy or a criminal when we chat with a stranger over the internet.
In contrast, people may get advantages from using computers. In the past, if people wanted to contact someone, they could only write letters, yet letters could take a long time to get to their destination. Now everyone has a computer, no matter where they are, they may call anyone whenever they want. We don’t need to waste lots of time anymore, which was hard to imagine in the past.
Finally, computer often causes physical and stress problems; such as eye disease, bad posture, and hurting hands. Working with a computer for whole day is not a good thing for people’s health; it can be very seriously if we don’t care of it. Additionally, highly stressful workers usually have a higher risk of development heart disease and even cancer. So, to know how to manage stress is extremely important.
In conclusion, technology may bring us advantages and disadvantages; we should keep away from those disadvantages from computer, which may endanger our health and safety. I believe our life will become better and better if we use technology correctly.