Computers have become such an integral part of life for billions of people; it is hard to imagine living life without the use of one. In the span of under thirty years, computers have gone from being an interesting tool that was only properly understood by the more technologically inclined members of the population, to a indispensable part of everyday living.

Computers appear not only as the traditional desktop and laptop found sitting in homes and businesses, but have become available in various other configurations. Smart phones are nothing more then small computers that are carried in the pockets of millions of consumers, and the larger computer pads are starting to see a surge of popularity as a more portable alternative to laptops. 

Instantaneous communication has become one of the largest benefits of computers, especially with the wide availability of high speed internet connections. Not only is e-mail available to quickly send messages back and forth, but social media and sites such as Facebook and Twitter have made it easy for friends and family to keep in touch no matter what distance separates them. New services such as Skype allow for video chatting around the world. Companies are no longer limited by distance in who they can do business with.

Computers are such a ubiquitous resource that have become an essential part of life that was not thought possible less then forty years ago. As computers grow more powerful and more readily available, the future of computing looks bright indeed.