Information technology is changing many aspects of our lives and now dominates our home ,leisure and work activities. To what extent do the benefits of information technology outweight the disadvantages?

two decades have seen enormous changes in the way
's lives are affected by IT, with many advances in
, while these technological advances have brought many benefits to the world, it can be argued that these developments in IT will result in more negative impacts than
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To begin
, email has made communication, especially abroad, much simpler and faster, resulting in numerous benefits for commerce and business.
, the World Wide Web means that information on every conceivable subject is now available to us.
For example
can access news, medical advice, online education courses and much more via the internet. It is evident that these improvements have made life far easier and more convenient for large numbers of
and will continue to do so for decades to come.
, the effects of
new technology have not all been beneficial.
For example
, many
feel that the widespread use of email is destroying traditional forms of communication
as letter writing, telephone and face-to-face conversation.
could result in a decline in
's basic ability to socialize and interact with each other on a day-to-day basis.
In addition
, the large size of the Web has meant that it is nearly impossible to regulate and control.
has led to many concerns regarding children accessing unsuitable websites and viruses. Unfortunately,
kind of problem might even get worse in the future at least until more regulated systems are set up. In conclusion, developments in IT have brought many benefits, yet I believe developments relating to new technology are likely to produce many negative effects in the future that must be addressed if we are to avoid damaging impacts on individuals and society.
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