Cause and Effect Essay on Information Revolution
The 20th century became a century of revolutions, not only in political, but also in scientific sense. There hardly were any other epochs that witnessed so fast progress in all spheres of science; but today the most important of them is undoubtedly the computer, or information revolution. Let us consider what led to the appearance of computers in their modern meaning.
Human brain can only move forward on its own for a little while. In the ages passed, the progress was moved along by people who thought, classified information, calculated, solved problems all by themselves. Human brain is still much more perfect than any computer, but it lacks one thing that computers have: speed in solving routine and similar tasks. Only human brain possesses creative ability, only it can create a new theory; but to make all the calculations, classifications, categorizations and so on that are needed to get to this theory, human has to spend inordinate amounts of time and energy. What he always needed is a helper that would be able to do all the “unskilled intellectual labor” for him, while he can concentrate on creative tasks.
Result is what we can see today. Things that took months and years are done in the matter of seconds, and the possibility of a mistake is much less than in the case of human brain. From the science computers went to all the spheres of human life: from entertainment to business, changing their very nature forever. The information flow became an…