Computers are Changing Everything!

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Computers are Changing Everything!

Computers have all but taken over society as we know it. All over our world, computers have greatly improved the quality of life. It can be as simple as going through a carwash; a computer processes the information that we feed it and adjusts the machine accordingly to give us the particular wash for which we paid. Computers also play an extremely complicated role in driving that nice clean car. Most people don't realize how much our cars have been taken over by technology until they get the bill after one of these computers need service. Just about everything in a new car is controlled by a computer. A computer will read and recognize driving patterns and adjust how and when the transmission should shift from gear-to-gear so the driver will get maximum performance out of their car. In some vehicles, a computer will adjust how high the car rides from the ground.

It lowers the car at highway speeds to make it more aerodynamic, providing better gas mileage and making the car easier to handle at high speeds. The latest computer technology is an on-board navigational computer that will direct the driver using the fastest and most efficient way to the destination. It will plan the route around any construction, traffic jams, and even inclement weather. If and when these cars break down, a mechanic will simply ask the car's on-board computer for a complete diagnosis, rather than having to go through a series of complicated troubleshooting tests.

The computer has also revolutionized the workplace in recent years, and has become a valuable tool for both large and small business. Having worked several jobs for the last decade or so, I have seen many changes in the way computers are used. Having worked in several...