Technology has had a major impact on every aspect of our daily life, from work to social media, we examine the most affected.
Technology is an integral part of 21st Century life. It has profound effects on everything, including transport efficiency and safety to accessing food and healthcare, socialization, productivity, etc. Because of the internet’s ability to connect people around the world, ideas and resources can be shared much more easily. The misuse of some technologies can lead to decreased mental health, increased social isolation, and privacy concerns.
We consider technology a given every day, even if it delivers the latest news quickly, makes our cappuccino, and connects us with a friend halfway across the country or the globe.
We can’t imagine our daily life without all the latest innovations. Did the coronavirus outbreak make us more dependent upon tech or help us overcome the year’s obstacles?
We examine the most important tech-related changes in our lives.
Alexander Graham Bell first spoke these words in 1876 to announce his invention. Bell originally imagined that there would one in every village. He was correct, in fact, there is now one in every pocket.
Video calling is another medium that has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. It’s not new, the idea has been around for as long as Bell telephones. However, the advent of broadband at affordable prices makes it easy to send or receive the necessary data for a video chat.
The internet is taking up more of our daily lives than ever before. According to one report in 2019, Americans spent six and a quarter hours online per day – a statistic that is certain to have risen since lockdowns began.
Shopping? Amazon is the best place to shop. Do you want to catch up with your friends and family? It could be FaceTime or Snapchat. Or email. Do you want to be entertained by Netflix or online gaming? How can you research? Google. Google is the best search engine to use for almost all aspects of your day.
The internet is taking up more of our daily lives than ever before. According to one report, Americans spent six hours and a quarter online in 2019. This stat is certain to have skyrocketed ever since lockdowns began.
Shopping? Amazon is the best place to shop. Do you want to catch up with friends? It could be FaceTime or Snapchat. Or email. Do you want to be entertained by Netflix, or online games? How can you research? Google. It seems like almost every aspect of our daily lives can be accessed online. Therefore, it is only natural that we will spend more time online.
Although online shopping is becoming more popular, we don’t think it’s wrong to still shop on the high streets. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a product in person to make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase.
Technology hasn’t abandoned physical shopping. With contactless cards or phone payments, you don’t need cash to make purchases. You can simply tap to pay.
Access to Better Information
Finding the right information is now a matter of a few clicks. Many people don’t need to move. They can just pull out their phones and do some Googling.
While it may seem far away, you didn’t have to travel to the library long ago to find out more about a subject. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of web pages that can be found on just about any subject you could think of. These include crochet patterns (Google gives 129,000,000 results), to Roman history (1.360,000,000 results).
Virtual Social Lives
Social media is another major change in our lives. This industry has moved quickly, making the early days with MySpace and the original Facebook seem like a distant past. Snapchat, TikToks, Instagram, and other services give us a glimpse into the daily lives of others, no matter if they’re celebrities or friends.
Businesses are joining the fray, too. A skilled social media manager is essential for most companies. They can make or break a brand’s reputation.