Technology has changed our lives in so many ways, some ways we often don’t think about.
Technology has completely transformed certain aspects of education and the learning methods. Thanks to computers and the internet, we are able to look up information on pretty much any topic online at any time.
Today technology has advanced so far that we have taken a step forward and now there are online schools. These allow people to get a degree from the comfort of their own home as long as they have a computer and internet access. There are various different types of courses available.
Today we have communication at our fingertips. Mobile, computer, social media, video conferencing and mobile apps which allow us to communicate with anyone around the world. This was not possible in the past and the most efficient form of communication was by letter, but this would take 10 days to get there (if it even got there at all).
Technologies have made communications stronger and much easier.
New Habits and Addictions
Changes in technology have come with changes in habits. Many parents struggle when it comes to technology and their children, this is because many kids and teens are addicted to the internet. Don’t get me wrong, technology can be a useful learning tool and also a great toy, but it can snub creativity and brain development.
Technology has a mix of positive and negative impact on our daily lives. Today people are more focused on keeping up appearances and are much more self-absorbed. These days’ people seem to mistake productivity with busy. 30 years ago, people made more time for their friends and family. People lived life more and valued real emotion and experiences more than social media interactions.
Technology has changed our health in both positive and negative ways. We have more health technologies than ever before. There are amazing inventions and tools that have been created to combat certain illnesses and this is saving lives and improving the quality of life for some people.
But whilst this is all well and good, there is a problem. The use of technology could actually be a root cause of some major issues that people face with their health today. We have more equiptment nowadays that do things for us. These is nowhere near as much hard labour required in general life than there was. Back in the day, people had better physical stamina because they were constantly faced with physical tasks. Today, even people that exercise frequently have nowhere near as much stamina.
Even though we have much more technologies to combat certain health issues these days, people back before all of this still lived longer without it. We are yet to see the full extent that technology is going to have on human health, but some doctors are convinced that life expectancy is going to keep going down as technology improves.