The mid-sixteenth century brought marked the advent of the industrial revolution and with it came the foundation for all modern technologies. Inventions such as the Watt Steam Engine were the stepping stone to locomotives which in turn laid the blueprints for ship propulsion. The electronic telegraph revolutionized communication and directly led to the development of the telephone. The list goes on and on.
The benefits the human race has reaped from modern tech has been life-changing quite literally. Imagine a world without pacemakers for cardiac patients or defibrillators. Or simpler still, imagine a world without the smartphone (yikes!). Without some of these inventions, life wouldn’t be the same.
Vacuuming Has Been a GameChanger
The modern-day vacuum has completely changed home hygiene. Nowadays, cordless vacuums have taken the market by storm. Their high suctioning power means that you get a fast, thorough cleaning experience. They’ve made those hard-to-reach places much more comfortable to access so say goodbye to those annoying corner dirt pile-ups. Modern vacuum cleaners even come with intelligent cleaning modes that allow for autonomous cleaning.
Squeaky Clean Dishes
The dishwasher has proven to be a lifesaver in any home. The best dishwashers now come with large place setting capacities allowing you to accommodate even a big pile of dishes. Some have multiple wash cycles, including rapid cycles that give you the luxury of doing your dishes in less than an hour. Filter wash systems eliminate the need for you to pre-rinse your dishes before tossing them into the washer.
Finding Your Way Has Never Been This Easy
At the touch of your screen, you can now know exactly where you are on the globe. That fantastic feat is made possible by the Global Positioning System, aka GPS. That way if you’re planning a road trip, it’s that much easier to layout your preferred route. GPS has also made for much safer driving since you’ll spend more time focused on the road rather than staring at a map.
Get Answers on the Spot
It’s a Saturday night, and you and your pals are sat wondering where to find the best spot to grab a bite. You whip out your phones, and just like that, you find a chic little bistro down the street. That’s the speed and convenience that search engines have given us. Gone are the days when you’d physically walk around for a couple of blocks to find the perfect wine and dine spots.
If you’re looking to purchase something as sophisticated as a house or much simpler items such as groceries, then go online and get it done. You don’t have to drive an hour to get to that open house or spend ages in traffic get a few onions and tomatoes. That way, you have more time to do other stuff.
With high-speed internet and advancements in robotics, remote surgery is now a possibility even with the surgeon and patient located hundreds of miles apart. Modern applications make it possible for patients to monitor blood sugar levels and blood pressure from the comfort of their homes. Advancements in laser technology mean that people who suffer refractive errors can get help and improve the quality of their lives. Modern tech has given access to better prosthetics, braces, transplants, implants; the list is almost endless.
Online Payments Are Safer and More Reliable
With the simple swipe or tap of your credit card, you can get pretty much buy anything these days. Options such as PayPal or Payoneer, make it easier to send and receive funds from anywhere in the globe. Through Apple Pay, your credit card data and personal info are stored in a single secure location, allowing you to make a payment from your phone by merely validating your fingerprint. And with the security of encryption, you can rest assured that your payments are protected from potential cyber-crime and identity theft.
Travel Faster and Safer
Actions such as booking a flight, train or cab have never been more effortless. A majority of companies offering travel services have the option of booking seats online meaning you can buy tickets months in advance. Flights are getting faster as are train rides. With apps such as Uber, getting a taxi ride takes a matter of seconds, and voila, you’re off to your destination.
Connecting People Like Never Before
It’s crazy to imagine that you could have a live conversation with someone who’s on the other side of the planet, but tech makes it possible. Platforms such as Skype and WhatsApp have made it easier to connect with anyone regardless of where they are. Sending and receiving emails and texts is as easy as ever, and that’s also boosted business transactions and networking. There are even sites, such as Chatki, that help you meet people from all over the world. Such sites offer the perfect way to make new friends, find a date, meet the love of your life or just have fun and kill some time by video chatting with strangers.
More News Now
With the rise in social media, accessing up-to-date news has become simpler. Hashtags trend and spread like wildfire opening up the world to a whole array of what’s happening. Major news networks such as CNN and BBC have their apps that share live updates of all the global news. Getting news on your favorite topics is also made possible thanks to high-speed internet coupled with impressive cellular devices.
Learning Made More Fun
It’s now becoming common practice to accommodate virtual classrooms. If you’re a student, then you don’t have to spend long hours sitting in a boring conventional class. Instead, learn in a more immersive way through a virtual environment. Virtual classrooms are a great way to multitask while taking in some knowledge and tech has made that a possibility.
Immerse Yourself in a Digital World
Virtual reality has picked up more so in the last few years. It offers you a better way to experience videos or gaming by placing you in a three-dimensional digital domain. Virtual reality has made it easier for professionals like architects to evaluate designs meaning that companies can save on money and travel.
You could write hundreds of books on how tech has made lives more comfortable. Such are the various benefits that technology brings. And the beauty is that it’s not slowing down any time soon. Brace yourself.