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What would you be doing THIS very day, if computers had never been invented?

  1. Billie Kelpin profile image87
    Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago

    What would you be doing THIS very day, if computers had never been invented?

    This morning I woke up and immediately went to my computer to work on an online project.  My husband, who is retired, did the exact same thing.  When I tried to think of what I'd be doing (what I used to do) before there were computers, I had a hard time imagining that scenario.  My husband seemed at a loss to answer that question as well.  I think the question is especially pertinent to people who don't have full time jobs. What else would you be doing if you didn't have a computer? If your present job is dependent on computers, the question then becomes,"What other job would you have?"

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  2. feenix profile image60
    feenixposted 2 years ago

    Chances are, I would be dead -- and that is because if not for advanced technology, the doctors who treated me for a very serious disease would not have had the tools needed to save my life.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image87
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Here's to technology and a long life !

  3. easylearningweb profile image92
    easylearningwebposted 2 years ago

    Great question! My job is totally dependent on a computer. So instead of doing what I do now which is creating training materials and online courses mostly for software, I think I would just be writing either by hand or on a typewriter. Or maybe an artist! either way it would be something creative and it would definitely take a lot longer then what we are used to today.

  4. word55 profile image74
    word55posted 2 years ago

    I think I would be exercizing more and spending more time socializing.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image87
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think I would too!

  5. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    A fascinating question once one ponders when computers became prevalent in one's life. I have since reading this question pondered when in my life computers were introduced that I facilitated on a day to day basis. I am referring to when they were part of my daily function at home, work, or play.

    Again interesting because I use to use a programmable Texas Instrument calculator way back around the late 70's when studying analytical geometry. That is when I would say I began using a computer.

    I don't think I realized then the impact that calculator had. Actually reflecting I really did not understand that to be a computer. I guess one may say I was computer illiterate, even though I owned one. Sharing that reflection process one could probably write a book of the impact of computers in this life I have lived.

    With humor answering the question seems almost impossible. I at first was going to say be watching TV, however mine has a computer in it :-) If I reflect back to before I was introduced to that calculator as a starting point and never knew computers, then today I would be . . . pondering a different question :-)

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image87
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Tim, I'll await your book on the subject smile  It would be a cool story.  I once was fascinated by a book called "The Gentle Tasaday" about a tribe in the Phillipines who supposedly had not been exposed to modern culture and had no word for "war"

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Billie. On that line not enough characters to offer the reply I wish. A note is I began writing mentally an article about computers within the life I lived. Amazing! I smile having privilege to grow with computers since the calculator. Thank you!

 
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