We have all experienced that horribly frustrating moment when your phone runs out of battery or your tablet switches off. Your charger is too far away to reach and as a result, you are suddenly thrown into the abyss of the disconnected world. It makes you wonder just how our ancestors ever survived without the constant connectivity that we so enjoy today. Technology has opened so many doors for all of us and we should not only be grateful for our new capabilities, we should be taking advantage.
We don’t sit down to think about the amount of information that is available at our fingertips. It is simply extraordinary that you can get the answer to the most complicated question in less than a second. The very illustration of how this has become entrenched in our lives is the integration of the word “google” as a verb into the English language. These days, telling someone to “google it” is universally understood. Just imagine if you could travel back in time to your grandparents’ generation, they’d think that you were crazy.
Communication is perhaps the most prominent way to show the amount of technology that exists in life today.
We are more connected than ever. It is so easy to communicate with people around the world. This is not only great for social reasons but of course for industrial and commercial reasons. We are able to communicate with a person across the world with just a few taps on a touchscreen. One great example of this is on Skype.