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The Machine that Changed the World Part 1 Kevin O'Gorman
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Lecture File 1:                  The Machine that Changed the World   How have computers changed the world? Computers have changed everything:              jobs, cars, banking, shopping, vacuum cleaners, everyday commerce,                                                                                                space technology and  communication   How have computers NOT changed the world might be easier to answer.   Most every job today has something to do with computers: -factory workers: robots, computerized assembly lines  -office workers: xerox machines, software such as excel, word  -food service: cash registers, spreadsheets, gift cards & internet  -builders: computerized tools, software such as spreadsheets -teachers:  computers themselves, software such as spreadsheets -bank/tellers:  all computerized and the server is online -mailmen: scanners for tracking packages in all trucks, time clocks -utility workers: all computerized and the server is online -medical workers: sonogram, digital x-rays, nanotechnology, micro surgery -detectives: dna and criminal databases  
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There are only a handful of jobs left today that are “computer free”. Even jobs you may think are not computerized are indeed:         -fishing: electronic fish finder, GPS navigation         -auto mechanics, heavy machinery operators:  machines are run by computers The advances of the computer have resulted in the expansion of American  employment opportunities.           Countless numbers of jobs have been created because of these changes.  Some of  the jobs that were created with the computer revolution:      -computer programming, computer scientists, computer consultants,   computer         technicians, software developers, computer engineers, businesses on the  internet
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