Have we become a computer world?

@Aingeal (436)
United States
January 19, 2016 3:14pm CST
I work at home, on the computer. That is a fact. I am working towards owning a few gluten free farms and creating an empire based on that. I have some lofty goals. That being said, I have noticed, even in myself, that the computer is where I work. Yes, it is faster, we can communicate, we can get things done, keep facts, write letters, etc... You know as well as I do, the computer is a big deal in our everyday lives. How important is the computer in your life? What if the net just died one day and we could no longer communicate via internet? How would this affect you? I know with me, it would be pretty harsh only because my job is on the net. I am honest about it, it is my way to live for now. I am working on getting it not to be.
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
Whilst computers are increasingly important in the modern world I believe they should be considered as a tool, nothing more, nothing less.
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@Aingeal (436)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Peter, For me it is a tool. So many forget that. Thank you for pointing that out.
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
@Aingeal It may also be a tool we use for pleasure, but it is still only a tool.
@rebelann (43700)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jan 16
I still remember those old days when the phones were in our homes and only the Army had the wakee talkees (we didn't have cell phones back then) in their cars or trucks. There were only 4 channels back then and one was PBS. Hummm, no, I wouldn't want to go back to that, I love foolin round on the web.
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@Aingeal (436)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Yes, I remember the time when you came home for the phone calls. I don't want to go back either. I had PBS, NBC, ABC and CBS. Eventually Fox came into play. And when I was up, I was the channel changer. So glad I am with you on remembering that.
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@rebelann (43700)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jan 16
Fox @Aingeal ?? Ummm, was that in the 1980S?
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
21 Jan 16
@rebelann I am not sure, could have been. I remember the Bundy's.
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@trivia79 (7887)
• El Segundo, California
20 Jan 16
without internet, I can no longer interact here in myLot. That's so sad
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@Aingeal (436)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Very true Adam. Thanks for the comment.
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@trivia79 (7887)
• El Segundo, California
21 Jan 16
@Aingeal you're welcome! have fun mylotting.
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
21 Jan 16
@trivia79 I look forward to it actually. Thank you.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
20 Jan 16
Need it to take care of your business.
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@Aingeal (436)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Peggy, This is very true. You do need it for your business. However we have not had computers forever. My Gram had a bakery and never had a computer. Then again, this was back in the 80's and 90's. Thanks for your comment.
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• Vancouver, Washington
21 Jan 16
@Aingeal Yea there wasn't a lot of availability out there.
@youless (94734)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jan 16
Today we depend on the computer so much. And I don't think it is possible to leave it. Even I can't leave it by myself. If I really can't use the computer, I will use my smartphone. But actually they are the same.
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@Aingeal (436)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Indeed they are YouLess. I remember before a computer was in most homes of America. When mine is not working I am like a chicken without my head.
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@sharon6345 (147895)
• United States
19 Jan 16
I would find something else to do that would take up some space in my day.
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@Aingeal (436)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Sharon, I would too, indeed. I would miss working at home though.
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@Teep11 (7295)
• United States
19 Jan 16
With all the trouble I faced with technology. I've decided to spend less time on it and power my phone down. Too much of anything can be a hazard. We don't need it all the time.
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@sugartoes (43846)
• Greencastle, Indiana
19 Jan 16
O M G that would be a BOMB SHELL to me, as I have everything on my computer from phone #s & addrress's & sites I work on friends I interact wiith it's the ONLY thing that keeps me in action as in a way for me to make SOME money with with what I do on here. my address's & phone #'s are safe, but as far as my computer going ZIP on me, I would just DIE cause I have money in my pay pal that I'm building on to put in my bank in april. I can't lose my computer.
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@Aingeal (436)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Gayle, I understand fully. I still have things on paper, such as phone numbers, addies and the like. I have always used paper so that is a habit for me. However all my work is on the computer. I would be very much in the same boat. Thanks for the input and the honesty.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jan 16
It is very important in my life. It helps me to make a few extra bucks and that is nice. I hope you reach your 'lofty' goals.
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Indeed, I use my mostly for work. Thank you CelticEagle. I hope I do to. Am working on it.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jan 16
@Aingeal ....It works to work on it. LOL
• United States
20 Jan 16
I would be 'lost' without a computer...I might actually have to do housework - God forbid!
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Haha Abby, great comment. Thank you.
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• United States
21 Jan 16
@Aingeal I come up with a few good ones once in a while!
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
We cannot deny the fact that the internet has indeed managed to take a lot of our lives. Check this article and see how many people are already working online for a living. However, I believe that no matter how fast our wifi internet plans are, it all depends on how we manage our time and enjoy life, outside the internet world.
The internet has indeed open up a lot of rewarding opportunities for the young and old alike. From simple businesses to companies that provides services to online freelancing. Working online has be...
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Joie, Thank you so much for the link. I am going to check it out when my hour is up on MyLot and I have to write out my next few things to do tonight before I go to bed. I am so glad that you responded and I am sure it is a good article. I will have to let you know how many mistakes I have made that it list in there. Haha. I bet one of them is that the computer takes over your world and you forget there is and outside world. I get caught up in work and lose track of time. It is a good thing I am a hermit. Thanks for the post.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jan 16
yes and its abo ut time too technology is mov ing and we move with it or get in tro uble Im all for it love my internet an whait has done for me so on an u pward with the net.
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
26 Jan 16
Patsie, thanks for your comment. I guess in some ways yes, I love the net, in other ways, I look forward to the solitude of the farm.
@louievill (20377)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
That's why everybody freaked out with the Y2K bug especially the money sector, yes we have become a computer world.
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Thank you for your input. Great reminder.
@JESSY3236 (7808)
• United States
20 Jan 16
I think life will be hard with the internet. I have read a book that had a scene where the internet was partly gone. Also watch the show Revolution. It's about people living without power.
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Oh I have never seen that one. Revelation. Thank you Jessica for your input.
@shshiju (10550)
• Cochin, India
20 Jan 16
There are time in human history where there are no computers and internet. But once we know about the advantage of it , it is really impossible to return back.
@Aingeal (436)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Indeed, good point S George. Thank you.
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