Technology in Our Life Today and How It Has Changed13 minute read
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Updated for April, 2019
Over the years, technology has revolutionized our world. Technology has created amazing tools and resources, putting useful information at their fingertips.
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Modern technology has made it possible for the discovery of many functional and utility devices like the smartwatch and the smartphone. With all of these revolutions, technology has also made our lives easier, faster, better… and more fun.
Four-in-ten seniors now own smartphones, more than double the share that did so in 2013
When it comes to the way we communicate, modern technology has had an impressive influence.
Digital technology has also changed what people term as ‘media.’ A media company isn’t necessarily a news platform anymore. A media company is now known as a company that helps pass information across the globe. The global active web users now near 3.2 billion people.
That’s almost half of the world’s population. Around the world, two million smartphones are sold every day. The amount of information being shared on social media networks is phenomenal.
Social media isn’t the only big statement digital technology has made. Neither is social media the only way technology has had an impact in everyone’s life.
The future of technology is even more interesting than what is happening right now
Before the advent of mobile technology, you had to search through a dictionary to understand the meaning of a word. Today, that phenomenon is still preserved, but it is used less and less; now you can look it up on a dictionary app you downloaded or just search the internet.
The future of technology is even more interesting than what is happening right now. In few years, we will be talking about driver-less cars and robots working in factories. However, let’s focus on highlighting the ways technology has changed our lives. Below are some of the ways we have been transformed by technology.
All you have to do if you want to communicate with someone in society today is to send them a message on social media…Facebook, Twitter, or Skype are all part of everyday life
Technology Has Changed How We Communicate
In the past, you had to write a letter to communicate with someone. The letter could take days before it was delivered. You also had to trace the letter to see if it had been sent to and received by the appropriate person. Errors were not uncommon as well. However, there is no such phenomenon today—science and technology have made sure of this. All you have to do if you want to communicate with someone in society today is to send them a message on social media or put a call through.
Who hasn’t heard of Facebook, Twitter, or Skype? They are all part of everyday life and are going nowhere. Irrespective of the location of the individual, the message gets delivered at the same rate and speed even—if they are right beside you or on the other side of the globe. You can also send a voice message which is delivered in nanoseconds.
Technology Has Changed How We Pay Bills And Transfer Money
No more do you have to enter a bank to withdraw money or transfer it to someone. Many banks are already making registration possible online and accessible to people. Companies like PayPal have created a platform where people can send and receive money from any location using the Internet.
Paying bills has also been simplified thanks to technology. You don’t have to carry cash with you when going shopping. With your cell phone and a banking app, you can do all the necessary bill payments online.
Technology Has Changed How We Watch TV
Technology has changed how we watch television today. Cable companies are continuously rolling out new features which allow viewers to pause and rewind live TV, and record their favorite programs to watch later.
With your mobile devices, you can watch, or “stream” the tv shows you want, when you want, and how you want. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video all offer access to various cable tv shows, as well as original content for a low monthly price. Disney is also getting into the streaming game, with the recent announcement of their new streaming service Disney+.
Dating platforms have helped people connect with their match with speed that neither of the party has to waste the other person’s time.
Technology Has Changed How We Date
With the proliferation of online dating sites you register on a website, find a match and you start from communicate without meeting in person until you decide there is a connection.
For better or worse, technology has also made it possible for you to search the person’s profile on the Internet to gain access to the information you want to know about a particular person. Online dating platforms have millions of registered users and have received lots of good reviews from every part of the planet. Dating platforms have helped people connect with their match with speed that neither of the party has to waste the other person’s time. It is comfortable, straightforward, safe, and it works.
There are more ways in which technology has changed the way we live. These are just some of the fundamental ways we have been influenced and transformed by technology.
The revolutions that will surface in few years to come will far outweigh what has been experienced in the past. Rather than being overwhelmed, embrace technology to discover how it can enhance your life.