Adults become working from home, and children become studying from home. It is because computer technology becomes cheaper and accessible. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
With advanced of computer technology, people’s lifestyle change a lot. Many people choose long-distance work at home through the internet, and many students study at home by the internet.
This trend bring benefits of reducing the limit of region for adults. In the past, people liked to move to the big city, because there was more opportunity to find a good job for people. These appearances make the price of house and staff for daily use increase quickly in the big city, at the same time the pressure of people who live in the big city was more serious. But now by using computer, people do not need to move to the big city and find job in any city they want, because they can work at home through the internet.
This trend also play a significantly role in saving time for students. In some big city like Beijing, most of students spend about two hours to go to school and spend another two hours to come back home, because they live far away from school. But now these students can study at home through the internet, and do not need to go to school. Every day they can save about four hours at least.
There are, on other hand, some dangers of controlling people. It is very easy for people to move new place, when people work or study at home, because moving new place dose not effect work or study any more. There is a big trouble for the management of companies or schools, which some people would not find after they move to the new place, if they do not tell the company or school. But overall, we can limit this problem through some measures, like providing second people to contact if necessary.
My view is that long-distance working is positive change for people, we should make long-distance working more public, at the same time we should enhance the monitor of it.