Today, I thought I’d talk about something that’s been on my mind for a while. What technology can we not live without? What things do we take for granted, when they’re an essential part of the way we live? I thought long and hard, and came up with these three things:
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I find that the most important technology is stuff we take for granted. Things that don’t seem so crazily advanced, but without them, we’d suffer. The internet is a prime example of this. Almost every home in the country will have internet access today. It’s something we’ve grown accustomed to and rely on. We never realize how much we depend on it until it isn’t there. Have you ever suffered the trauma of no internet connection at home? Sometimes, your connection can drop for a few minutes, and it feels like hell! The fact is, we need internet access to do just about everything these days. People need it to do their work, to shop, to speak to other people. There are so many uses for it, and we take it for granted massively. How many times have you needed to know something and run a quick Google search for the answer? This happens dozens of times per day for me! Imagine not having internet access?! What on earth would we do then? It provides us with instant information and is essential to modern life.
Smartphones are, without a doubt, something we can’t live without. Over the last decade, there have been loads of upgrades made with the smartphone. It started off as a high-end phone that business people would use. Now, every man and their dog have one. They’re affordable and come in all shapes and sizes. Thanks to advancements in app development, smartphones can now do so much for us. There’s an app to help with just about anything. Instead of being a device that’s meant to take calls and send messages, it’s turned into a handheld PA. You can update your schedule on your phone, check the weather, make bank payments; the list goes on. It’s got to the point where imagining life without your phone is traumatic. Simply put, modern people need smartphones to live their life.
As I was writing this, I came to my final point and was thinking long and hard about some technology we can’t live without. I considered a few things, like the microwave, or television. However, the answer came to me as I looked down at the keyboard I was typing on; laptops/computers! Again, these are things that we take for granted every day. Everyone will use a laptop or computer to do their work or just for general use. They’ve become a much-needed part of everyday life. Without these devices, I wouldn’t be able to write blogs or do my work. The world would be a much slower place if no one had computers and everything was done by hand.
It’s funny how we don’t see these three things as crazy pieces of technology. They’re part of our everyday life, and that’s what makes them so important!