Life without computers
Not so long ago, computers were a real luxury, and therefore were seen as tomorrow’s technology. People said: “with the help of computers we will do …”
Here the fantasy was limitless.
Many predictions came true. Especially those forecasts that were associated with the interaction of computers with other computers (Internet). And now it’s hard for us to imagine what the modern world without a PC can look like.
Without computers, our communication with many people will take more time. Shopping will be a busy process.
If your favorite sports team is playing far from your city, then without the Internet, you have to wait until the news is brought by a reporter so that you can find out the results of all the games. It will become difficult for companies to place ads outside their cities. And the news from other parts of the world is not even worth mentioning.
But, fortunately, this was irrevocably changed through the advent of computers, and for the most part, the Internet. Even those people who, by their own admission, are technophobes, understand that they had to lose many of the modern benefits that we take for granted.
At present, everyone is aware of the place computers occupy among us. And even the most seasoned Luddites have come to accept the undeniable fact that computers will not overthrow the human race from the pedestal. However, when the world of information technology was just emerging, we could not imagine how these technologies would develop.
It is safe to say that you or your closest acquaintances have an IBM PC. And one can only guess what would have happened if in 1943 the head of the company had not predicted that the PC market would develop and that computers would enter every home.