Developments in technology have crept into nearly every aspect of our lives – from how we manufacture our goods to the services we use. There’s no denying how different life would be if digital technology wasn’t as efficient and ubiquitous as it is today.
In fact, technology has become so embedded and indispensable in our lives that sometimes you forget how much we rely on it. Here are six of the main ways technology is taking over our lives and how important it is for our daily functioning.
Our communication is increasingly digital.
Our tools for communicating are evolving and shifting dramatically. In a nutshell, our communication is becoming increasingly digital, and this has a lot to do with our smartphones and the connectivity it provides us to people around the world. Long gone are the days of fax machines and home phones – instead, there’s a range of communication tools right at our fingertips. Businesses are becoming increasingly global, too, with translation technology services allowing companies to operate across the entire world.
We don’t have to leave the house for goods.
eCommerce has boomed massively in the last few years, especially since COVID forced us all to remain inside our homes. Our reliance on online shopping is set to only increase too. In fact, experts suggest that 22% of the world’s global sales will be online by 2023, so eCommerce giants such as eBay and Amazon are set to become even more powerful. Why would we leave the house to buy goods if everything and anything is available on our phones?
We have access to endless information.
The internet changed the world forever. Our access to in-depth information and knowledge is now endless simply through typing a question into Google or asking your smart home assistant. Social media platforms have also become unstoppable in their ability to engage billions of users around the world with the generation of personalized content and information. We’re constantly fed insights into everyone’s lives, and it’s so easy to fall down a never-ending hole of mindless Instagram or TikTok scrolling.
Our entertainment habits are changing.
Less and less people are watching films and programs on their cable TVs. Instead, streaming services are becoming the number one way that we watch entertainment – it’s never been easier or cheaper to search for your favorite film or browse the latest TV series. Best of all, you can gain access to this entertainment on the go through our portable smartphones and tablets.
Our homes are smart now.
Technology industry experts suggest our homes will become increasingly smart in the next coming decades. Smart home hub devices such as Amazon Echos are the perfect example of using simple and easy smart technology for the smallest of tasks. Other examples of everyday smart devices include smartwatches, smart doorbells, and even smart kitchen devices. The interconnectivity of smart devices will soon revolutionize our homes, and this will almost certainly happen without us even realizing it!
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