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Kavilan murthi
ICT, or information and communications technology (or technologies), is the infrastructure and
components that enable modern computing.

Although there is no single, universal definition of ICT, the term is generally accepted to mean all
devices, networking components, applications and systems that combined allow people and
organizations (i.e., businesses, nonprofit agencies, governments and criminal enterprises) to interact in
the digital world.

Information and communications technology (ICT) refers to all the technology used to handle
telecommunications, broadcast media, intelligent building management systems, audiovisual processing
and transmission systems, and network-based control and monitoring functions

1: Improved Communication

The continuous advances in technology have led to the appearance of numerous new methods of
electronic communication, such as social networking websites, emails, voicemails, and video
conferences. These advanced communication tech tools have helped us to eliminate time and distance
as obstacles to effective communication. This is beneficial not only to our personal relationships, but
also to education and business. Technology has improved cultural education by giving children the
opportunity to communicate with other children from different countries and learn about different

2 :Convenience in Education

Technology has impacted every aspect of our lives today, and education is no exception. Technology has
changed education in so many ways. First, technology has expanded the access to education and there
are huge amounts of information (books, images, videos, audio) that are available through the Internet
and that will enable you to empower yourself with knowledge. In addition, online courses are on the rise
and most of them are free.

3: Improved Housing and Lifestyle

Housing and lifestyle have also been impacted by the modern technology. The majority of the items that
you have in your home today are automated, which makes your life much easier, organized and safer.
Thanks in particular to the advanced technological solutions such automated door locks, security
cameras and lighting control, our homes are now more secure than ever. Also, thanks to the Internet,
we have an easy access to all sorts of information, news, and you’re able to shop online any time of the
day or night from the comfort of your own home.

1: Job loss:

One of the largest negative effects of ICT can be the loss of a person’s job. This has both economic
consequences, loss of income, and social consequences, loss of status and self esteem. Job losses may
occur for several reasons, including: Manual operations being replaced by automation. e.g. robots
replacing people on an assembly line.Job export. e.g. Data processing work being sent to other countries
where operating costs are lower. Multiple workers being replaced by a smaller number who are able to
do the same amount of work. e.g. A worker on a supermarket checkout can serve more customers per
hour if a bar-code scanner linked to a computerized till is used to detect goods instead of the worker
having to enter the item and price manually

2: Reduced personal interaction:

Being able to work from home is usually regarded as being a positive effect of using , but there can be
negative aspects as well. Most people need some form of social interaction in their daily lives and if they
do not get the chance to meet and talk with other people they may feel isolated and unhappy.

3:Reduced physical activity:

A third negative effect of ICT is that users may adopt a more sedentary lifestyle. This can lead to health
problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Many countries have workplace regulations to
prevent problems such as repetitive strain injury or eyestrain, but lack of physical exercise is rarely
addressed as a specific health hazard.