Technology is the application of knowledge for achieving practical goals in a reproducible way. The word technology can also mean the products resulting from such efforts, including both tangible tools such as utensils or machines, and intangible ones such as software. Technology plays a critical role in science, engineering and everyday life.
“The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical.”
Technology affects almost every aspect of life from transport efficiency and safety to access to food and healthcare, socialization, and productivity.
AI Changing the Way We Work: Millions of people are now using ChatGPT, Bard and AI tools for all sorts of tasks in their personal and work lives.
Accessibility: people were able to access any information and communicate with other people. With the help of technology, information can be found just by typing into a search engine. Online magazines, e-books, and other references can be found all over the internet.
Collaboration: Technology is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, so successful outcomes typically require a great deal of collaboration between people and across disciplines.
Automation: Technology can automate repetitive tasks, reducing human efforts and minimizing errors.
Sensors: Technology have a variety of sensors like GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and more.
User Experience broadly covers the interaction between a user and Technology. It focuses on improving usability and accessibility while ensuring a satisfying and rewarding experience.
A positive user experience is achieved when technology is designed to meet the needs, expectations, and preferences of users in a way that feels enjoyable.
e.g. Language Translation apps like Google Translate enable users to instantly translate text or speech from one language to another.
Technological advancements have led to significant changes in society. Modern technology boosts productivity as well as the efficiency of human activities. Technology can be “good” or “evil” based on how it is used.
Technological progress over the past decades allowed us an enormous increase in industrial production. Due to the use of machines, companies can produce large quantities of goods at a low unit price.
Especially for remote areas that do not have that many possibilities for communication, the internet can be regarded as a huge blessing.
It can also have negative impacts like pollution and resource depletion and can cause social harm like technological unemployment resulting from automation.
Technology Causes a Lack of Interest in studying and reduces the Creativity of People. Overuse of social media and mobile devices has been linked to eyestrain, difficulty focusing on other tasks, and depression.
Innovation has led to incredibly destructive, world-altering weapons with atomic, nuclear, and hydrogen bombs. Hackers can use the internet to steal personal information.
Technology has impacted almost every sphere of human life. Advancements in technology have made life much easier, and the world is connected like never before, Research and development are at their peak too but something is missing!
What is it??
It’s peace, satisfaction, and happiness. Anyone born a decade ago could remember the time before social media and the 4G revolution when everything used to be slow and peaceful.
Technology increased competition, increased unemployment rates, and People are becoming meaner than ever, now it’s all about how rich and physically beautiful you are, and real happiness is lost somewhere behind.