Technology has improved every aspect of our lives and the prominence it has in society is only growing. In ten years, almost everything we do throughout the day will involve using a piece of tech. It is easy to look at this as a bad occurrence, particularly when the tech scandals seem to be neverending. But for once, let’s be optimistic and look at how technology has improved and is continuing to improve your life.
Say what you will about technology, but it has certainly made keeping in contact with people easier. It used to be that if you wanted to contact an old friend from school you would have to wait for the next reunion. But now, all you have to do is search for their name on Facebook or Twitter. If they are halfway across the world, you can still have a face to face conversation with them over Skype.
Not only has tech made it easier to contact people we want, but it has also made it simple to block others from contacting us. Joining the Do Not Call List is a way of doing this but there are also apps. They can stop people calling you when you are busy and alert them when they can call you back. That means you no longer have to worry about missing important phone calls or speaking to cold callers.
It is not just our personal life where tech has made big improvements. It has shaken up every major industry by making it easier for small businesses to compete. Start up companies used to have no chance of getting interest from customers over bigger corporations. However, with new, online marketing techniques, small businesses can make a huge impact online. They can make more profits and overnight success stories are constantly in the news.
Perhaps our favourite part of the tech revolution is in the entertainment industry. It continues to make massive leaps every year and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact with virtual reality headsets on the horizon and the possibility to interact with virtual objects, it is only speeding up. At this rate, holograms will be available to watch in all major theatres by 2020, and we cannot wait.
If you are looking for home entertainment, your best option right now is a 4K monitor. But, you may want to hold off on that as VR headsets are expected to be released in early 2016 for as little as five hundred dollars.
Making sure your home was friendly to the environment used to be about recycling and switching off lights in an unused room. But, thanks to tech advancements you can now do so much more. You get solar panels installed on your roof so that you can have your own private, energy source. The installation price is costly but during those hot, summer months it will be money in the bank. You can even get a wind turbine set up in your backyard.
Not only does tech make our lives better, but it also looks like it will continue to do so for many years to come.