What technology has changed our lives
The impact of technology on our lives and the future of technology
Over the past two to three decades, technology has become more and more a part of our daily lives, to the point where it has taken over our lives. Take a moment, stop reading this post and have a look around. What do you notice? Do you see technology, devices, computers, video surveillance?
Notice how our lives are surrounded by devices and technical devices. The PC at your desk, the cell phone next to your bed, the wireless router, and even your thermostat - all of these are examples of how technology has changed every aspect of our lives. some for good and others may not be so good.
In this post, we're going to take a look at some of the latest technological advances and analyze their positive and negative effects on our lives.
Positive impact of technology on society
It was a little over a decade ago when cell phones were mainly used for calling and sending text. Nowadays, cell phone usage is crucial. Cell phones do everything from high-resolution images to pixel-perfect videos, surfing the Internet, graphics-intensive games and monitoring your movements. It's amazing how this little device can handle demanding tasks in addition to meeting basic communication needs.
The advent of smartphones has made our lives so much easier. People are now connecting with loved ones more often and more easily using video calls and instant messaging services. Tasks like creating slides, reading emails, and creating documents no longer require a PC.
In short, smartphones and apps have changed the way we work, communicate and play. In addition, the booming expansion of e-commerce and internet-based companies is directly proportional to the rapid proliferation of smartphones.
Negative impact of technology on society
Less active lifestyle
While the smartphone revolution has made our lives easier, it has also made us lazy. Today, the whole world is at our fingertips and we no longer have to work or move around to get things done like we did before.
Our sedentary lifestyles and lack of physical activity can be attributed in part to over-reliance on smartphones. This is especially true of the younger generation who are constantly glued to their phones. In modern times, cell phone addiction has had a negative impact on our lives. Care must be taken to effectively solve this problem.
Robotics and artificial intelligence
Advances in science and technology have turned artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics from science fiction to reality. Although we don't have human-like robots like those depicted in films, intelligent machines are now part of our daily lives.
Think of advanced drones capable of surveillance, tracking, and offensive action. Aren't these machines highly intelligent robots? What about automated assembly lines in industrial plants that can independently manufacture and package goods?
Sophisticated machines that can operate with minimal human intervention are also sophisticated robots. Driverless cars are another example of AI and robotics. With tech giants like Google, Tesla, and BMW involved in the production of driverless cars, we're likely to see self-driving cars sooner than we might have expected.
The concept of robotics and AI sounds exciting, but it's not without its flaws. Many people believe that the implementation of robotics and AI will lead to mass layoffs and unemployment. We have already seen factory workers lose their jobs when automated assembly lines were introduced. Now that driverless cars, smart chatbots, and more are knocking on the door, it may turn out that drivers and account managers will find it difficult to keep their jobs.
Future of technology
Technology grows by leaps and bounds with each passing day. And despite worries about unemployment and over-dependency, the proper use of technology has a bright future for us. How can technology shape the future better? Let's take a look!
Excessive fossil fuel consumption has brought our planet to the brink of catastrophic consequences. However, technology is helping us solve this problem by developing clean energy. The development in the field of solar technology has drastically reduced the cost of solar cells.
The generation of electricity by wind turbines has also gained a lot of dynamism in recent years. In the near future, technology can help us eliminate our dependency on fossil fuels and develop clean and environmentally friendly energy solutions.
Virtual reality (VR)
Do you remember Pokemon Go? Well, that was one of the earliest examples of mainstream virtual reality. Tech giants like Google, Facebook and Nokia are spending a lot of money to improve the VR experience for customers.
However, VR is not just about a rich multimedia experience. With time and developments, VR can be used for communication via holograms, for interacting with 3D objects, and other useful and educational purposes.
Education for everyone
A significant part of the world population does not have access to quality education. With the help of the Internet, everyone on this planet can have access not only to basic education, but also to advanced subjects.
Renowned educational institutions from different countries are already recording lectures and posting these materials on the Internet for everyone to see and learn. With a better internet connection and smartphones, “education for everyone” will no longer be a pipe dream.
That sounds straight out of a movie, but flying cars could soon become mainstream. Amazon has already started delivering goods using its fleet of drones, and Google is working on building its own high-performance drones.
Some startups are also working on building flying cars. A flying car is in every way a drone that can transport people. There are already a handful of prototypes for flying vehicles: Terrafugia has TF-X; Pal-V has the Pal-V1; The Technology and Education Center of Indigenous Peoples (I-TEC) has the Maverick LSA “Flying Car”; and most recently AeroMobil s.r.o. has the AeroMobil 3.0.
These are just some of the amazing technologies we will have in the years to come. The future is unpredictable and the possibilities are limitless. What's next? Teleport? Everything is possible!
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