We live in a technological era when computers have become an extremely important part of our life.

Computers are everywhere with all benefits they provide and all dangers they hide. However we are satisfied with them and sometimes we even thank them because they help us in communicating, studying, doing business, entertaining and saving lives in critical situations. They are used by children and old people, both for fun, and for studying and work. As for me, personal computer is a great invention. However, as every invention it also has both advantages and disadvantages.

Firstly, computers make our life easier. They are important in business, science, and education. Computer was first used for accounting. That’s why it is so important for business and management. Banks use computers. Outside many banks there are automatic tellers or cash machines, which are also computers. In industry computers do jobs that are difficult for people to do. They also check the quality of the products. In every modern office there are computers to help people work faster. Computers are used in medicine to examine and evaluate a patient’s problem quicker and more efficiently. Students and schoolchildren use computers for studying. For example, they can find information for reviews or essays in the Internet. Computers teach lessons and test students’knowledge.

Secondly, computer is a tool for communication. With the help of the Internet people from different corners of the world can communicate easily, developing relationships. In the travel industry, computers are used to make reservations for airlines, trains and hotels.

Thirdly, comptuters are very popular for fun and entertainment. When we are bored, we can play online games with others or watch a movie using our PC. Television is computerized.

On the other hand, spending much time working on a computer, we can damage our health. It also prevents us from walking, exercising and enjoying our hobbies. Perhaps, computers sometimes make our life too easy and we are becoming increasingly dependent on them. Solving all the problems, they leave nothing for us to do. This strong dependence on computers is not a good thing.

As far as I am concerned, I cannot imagine our life without computers. They are completely necessary in the today’s developing world.

To make a conclusion, I would like to say that computers are great. They are the future whether we like it or not. Our life would be dull and boring without them. However, we should limit the amount of time we spend using them to avoid troubles.