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November 21, 2017

How Technology Changed Our Lives for the Better

Technology has changed the way we live. The last decade has been a game changer. How? To be frank enough, there is not a single facet of our lives that technology has not changed. What makes it even more interesting – and successful – is the affordability of much of this exciting technology.

Technology has embedded itself in everything we do, both professional and personal. It has become more affordable as well. Health, Communication, Education, Information, and entertainment – there is no aspect of life in which its impact is not evident.

Mutual Interaction and Communication

Communication has changed a lot over the years. The ability to stay online for extended period has changed our lives for better when it comes to communication. Traditionally, communication was carried out via letters, phone calls, and faxes. But, with the ability to be online at all times, email has quickly become the most common and reliable medium of communication, along with video and conference calls using laptops and smartphones.

Improved Health Facilities

Healthcare has become quite advanced thanks to technology, and modern surgical techniques and equipment have minimized errors in medicine. Online medical facilities have become the order of the day, allowing doctors to have video conference while performing surgeries. What’s more, online marketing has made buying medicine easier. There is no longer a need to search for medication from shop to shop. Whether surgical equipment, discount vitamins, specialized online opinions – all these have been the result of the advancements in technology.

Homes and Offices Are Getting Smarter

Automation has also changed our lives for better and has revolutionized both our offices and homes. Smart homes were something we enjoyed and marveled at only in science fiction movies and TV shows. But, just a few years have changed all that and the things that were being imagined have come into reality. With affordable products, ubiquitous connectivity, security, convenience and other benefits are becoming commonplace, and the ability to control a host of items at your home remotely makes your home a better place to live.

Enhanced Education Levels

Education is yet another aspect of our life that technology has changed for better. The amount of information available over the internet in the form of books, images, video, and audio is massive. The horizons of education have been extended beyond what we could have imagined not long ago. For instance, there are online courses that help you get more knowledge without any need to visit the physical facilities.  What makes it even more interesting is the fact that many of the online courses are free. You should be able to learn regardless of where you live.

Overall Change

We have only touched a small part of what could be a long list of improvements that technology has brought to our lives. But, innovation is constant and the next set of improved technologies will soon be here. If the introduction of smart homes and offices, robotics, and smarter devices are any indication of the things that are likely to come up, we definitely look forward to more.

Of course, there are those who have suggested an overindulgence in technology. While there may be some truth to their assertions, the benefits of technology have and will continue to outweigh any disadvantages. Technology and innovation are here to stay and we should all embrace what it has on offer for us.

Edited by Erik Linask
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