From being a mere “information dumping machine”, the teacher will once again rise to the height of being a mentor, philosopher and guide developing, instilling values, ideas, creating challenges and nurturing feelings, sentiments and empathy in young minds.
In the wider prospective, these are what are required for building a strong nation—intellectually spiritually and economically.
Some experts have coined a word for it ‘INFORMATIC’, the science of information processing i.e.
methods of recording, manipulation and retrieving information.
First of all, Pascal invented the theory of ‘Digital Calculating System’ in 1642.
He initiated the research towards the invention of the computer.The “Man of the Year” in 1982 according to a survey carried out by an international magazine was the ‘Computer’.Computer in Latin means “to reckon” or ‘to compute’.As computer continues to proliferate in ever increasing numbers across large segments of Government, business and industry, the common man is beginning to believe hesitantly that computers can actually deliver a good part of the promise that they had offered.Society is gradually accepting the fact that computers will indeed change the manner in which the things are done, Computers can substantially save valuable man-hours by helping people through communication to make reservation of tickets, operate their bank accounts, to pay for electricity water and telephone bills, insurance premium and also do routine shopping.Trains can be operated automatically by computers and traffic signals be computer co-ordinate to produce best traffic patterns, increase reliability and safety and generally provide for more efficient services. In areas of agriculture and irrigation, computers are making possible better matching of soil characteristics and crop.This coupled with better use of resources like water, fertilizers and sunlight and more precise prediction of monsoons can help India in increasing crop yields manifold.A society armed with computer expertise can meet with confidence the exciting new India of tomorrow.considered the greatest invention of modern science. It is the outcome of many consecutive inventions by a number of scientists.Computer in health is bringing new hope for the sick.In areas of health and medicine, expert systems and data bases on blood groups availability, eye banks medical history of patients etc, can bring about a marked improvement in our health services.