Significance of the Invention of the Computer

The Invention of the Computer and Its Significance in Human History. By John Locke, in 1833. Abstract: In human history, a number of wonderful inventions have made amazing impacts to daily life; such, that, they even dominate the advancement of culture. The most important among these great achievements is the invention of the computer, because it has increased the speed of calculations and allowed people to work from home; even from distant locations.


It was computers that first came into wide use, and this led to significant developments like microprocessor, memory, storage, and communication. But after the introduction of the microprocessor, the processing power of computers got so increased, that they became a necessity for organizations. Then they started using computers for certain tasks that were off limit before, such as calculating financial transactions. Today, computers are very useful in almost all spheres of life and are considered a tool for information processing. Computers are also used for decision making.

So, the importance of the invention of the computer cannot be ignored. It has definitely changed the way we live and think. The invention of the computer has given us the ability to communicate with others across the world and to handle big data. Even though computers are a source of tremendous convenience, it is also a source of tremendous danger; so, steps should be taken to safeguard computers, both for their efficiency and their dangerous potential of misuse.