Almost everything man has ever made has been for the betterment of his life. The biggest instance of this is technological development.
With that in mind, let us look at examples of how technology has influenced five different areas of our lives.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year or so, you have probably noticed that most, if not all lessons, are being taught online. Even though social media networks like Skype and WhatsApp are nothing new, the level at which technology has developed in the education industry has been nothing short of astounding.
Aside from regular school lessons, students all over the world can now access a wide range of classes and instructors, from a teacher of English as a second language to a master chef, a space engineer, and everything in between. Best of all, platforms like Zoom and Google Meet grant much more interactive experiences where students can be fully involved in the learning process.
One of the very few benefits of the covid-19 global pandemic is that it made people realize the importance of collaboration. Even though collaboration is needed in all areas of life, few are more important than work. It is especially true in the global environment in which we live, an environment where companies are based in one country but have branches in many others.
If a business wants to succeed, it needs to come up with real-time solutions that serve clients in a fast and efficient manner. If a customer sees that the organization he is dealing with is too slow in both decision-making and the provision of services, he will go elsewhere.
Luckily, the virus has forced firms to speed-up their processes with the aid of international collaboration tools such as Slack and ClickUp. Whether your workforce is in Africa, Asia, or South America, it can work together seamlessly, benefiting both the company and its clientele.
To say technology has played a crucial role in the medical industry is perhaps the biggest understatement of all time. From the discovery of penicillin in 1928 to current medical wonders like non-invasive cancer treatments and the 3D printing of vital human organs, technology has expanded human life and eradicated life-threatening diseases from the past such as tetanus and smallpox.
Today, other examples of technological advancements in medicine include electronic health records, telemedicine, and the use of automated robots to assist surgeons in the operation room.
But there is still a long way to go and a lot of progress to be made. We have yet to see the successful transplant of a spinal cord that will allow disabled people to walk again or a treatment that cures blindness. Nevertheless, they might not be as distant or far-fetched as one would think.
Before Steve Jobs introduced the world to the first iPhone in 2007, few would have imagined the digital revolution to come and its effects on human life. Twenty years into the new century, it is impossible to imagine people living without smartphones, tablets, and a whole slew of other devices invented ever since.
And it is not only about personal or business communication. Another example of technology in daily life is the advent of smart homes.
Nowadays, you can control the doors, curtains, lights, and ventilation systems in your house at the touch of a button. And if you are away, you can rest assured knowing that smart security systems connected to government organizations like the police and the fire department will keep your possessions safe.
What is the purpose of having all the technology in the world if you cannot have a little fun? After all, work, house chores, and taking care of children are not the only important things in a person’s existence. Without entertainment, there is no balance in life, and without balance, people will burn out.
When it comes to entertainment, there are plenty of examples of technological innovation. One of them is streaming digital media. What Netflix started more than twenty years ago has expanded more than anybody could have ever imagined. In 2021, there are dozens of streaming service providers offering the latest in Hollywood movies, independent European classics, and hit TV shows.
And it doesn’t stop there. The video game industry has also transformed from an isolated, home-based environment into a global arena where players can interact with other members halfway across the world.
As we have seen, the influence of technology in all areas of our lives has been tremendous. From education to work, medicine, daily life, and entertainment, no industry hasn’t improved because of it. One can only imagine what the future holds.