Technology has become an integral part of life in the 21st century. With the discovery of the internet, the world has become a global village where connectivity has become easy no matter which corner of the world you live in. Life without gadgets is unimaginable today.
Technology contributes to every task from the simplest to the most complex. The world economy has improved, thanks to technology. Some companies earn by researching technology, while others by applying that research, creating apps to simplify life, and the rest of the population use that technology to make life easier for themselves. Let us look at some of the uses of technology in this modern era.
The greatest evidence of the use of technology in daily life is the mobile phone that is visible in almost everybody’s hand. Be it with a basic feature phone or a high-end smartphone, everybody on any rung of the economic ladder is technically connected.
Courtesy of the current pandemic raging through the world, all schools, colleges and offices have been shut. The only option left has been online classes. Be it on desktop computers, laptops or smartphones, classes are being conducted virtually. Technology has made education not only more accessible but also affordable.
Businesses have flourished because of technology. Work from Home is a concept that has developed to prevent the spread of the COVID virus. Corporate meetings are being held online through Apps like Google, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc. Company to employee communication has become fast and easy. Customer service has improved.
The health sector has greatly benefitted from the evolution of technology. Robots have started being used for complicated procedures eliminating the chance of human error. Treatment of various diseases has evolved exponentially courtesy of the development of technology. Research in this sector has got a significant boost with the help of technology.
Movies are no more restricted to theatres. Videos, smart TVs, Computer games are all responsible for providing entertainment wherever you may be located. Be it international competitive games like tennis or football, blockbuster films, educational, informative videos or even virtual books, they are all available at the touch of a button because of technology.
Technology has simplified shopping enormously. You can now buy whatever your heart desires from the comfort of your home. Groceries, food, clothes, medicines, toys, books, even shoes are delivered to your doorstep.
CCTV cameras, drones, spycams, door cams have helped us secure our homes and offices. Tech gadgets have helped improve forensics, tracking cybercrimes. Policing has become so much easier these days.
Driverless cars, flight and rail monitoring through computers, space exploration have all become a reality thanks to technology. What was unimaginable in the last few centuries, technology is progressively making them possible.
Our world and lives have been revolutionized by technology. Life today is easier, faster and much more convenient but every coin has its flip side. Technology, too has its drawbacks. It is making mankind become more isolated, self-centered, and lazy. It is robbing most children of their ability to imagine. But the utility of technology far outweighs its drawbacks.