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    Yes in the sense that some people do all of their business on computers with no backups etc.

    People, who often don't understand them, have far too much faith in computers and do stupid things with them. Rather than see it as a tool people are starting to see it as a way of life.

    Needless to say I won't moan because in the future it'll be these people making errors paying people like us decent money to sort them out.

    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    But we're not using computers for the sake of it, they are what enable us to live the lives we do.
    The problem is many are because they're forced to do so in an ever advancing world. A lot of small businesses who can't afford to employ techies either get left behind or try to do it themselves to keep overheads down.

    Then there are people who replace their actual social lives with things like Facebook completely which has often led for many people to a negative impact on their social and communication skills.

    We do rely on it too much - the government are another perfect example doing everything on computers and portable storage only to look stupid when it gets lost. Again this isn't really techs fault but the fault of people using it.

    Tech is great, wouldn't have done a degree in comp sci if I didn't think so but we are over reliant on it. All it takes is one terrorist attack to cut the submarine communication cables and there'd be pandemonium. Alternatively an EMP attack can be disastrous.

    I'd say many people in the current world also would have a mental breakdown if they didn't have their mobiles for xyz period of time.
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