A Major Advantage/Disadvantage of the Information Age
As everyone knows, the information age has brought us countless benefits, but when it comes to its major advantage, people may hold different views. As for me,the major advantage of the Information Age is that itmakes it easy for individuals to have instant accessto all kinds of information.
In the past, for instance, if a student was meant to compose a thesis,he was supposed to bury himself in piles of books in the library, and probably after several days’ or even several months’ searching, he still could not find the materials he wanted. But now it is a totally different story. The advanced techniques of the information age have spared us all those troubles. What we need to do is just sit in front of thecomputer and search for our target information on the Internet rather than struggle painfully in numerous books. More excitingly, we don’t have to waste several days or even months waiting. Usually the information we need will be transferred to us in seconds. The information age can not only bring convenience to students in searching of materials, but also help people in all walks of life, save their energy and enhance their efficiency.
Now since we’re in an economy based around the manipulation of information, I have every reason to believe that this advantage of the information age will play an even greater role in the future.