Diversity & Inclusion
The Evolution Of Tech: How Technical Innovations Have Changed People’s Lives Over The Past Few Years
I am sure that you have noticed how much the tech industry has changed over the past few years. It seems like every other day there is a new company coming out with an innovative idea, and this means that people’s lives are changing too. Some companies are disrupting industries while others are providing useful services for consumers; either way, it is important to know about what is going on in the tech world so that you don’t get left behind!
1. The Invention Of The Internet
The invention of the internet
- The Internet
- Online Services/Websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc.)
Technology that enables us to browse online easily has really changed people’s lives in recent years by allowing for easy communication between family, friends, and acquaintances alike! Such technologies also allow businesses to reach a much larger market by advertising online. The internet has changed people’s lives over the past few years because it allows for easy communication between family, friends, and acquaintances alike! Such technologies also allow businesses to reach a much larger market by advertising online.
Businesses are able to communicate with their customers/business partners globally and can increase their profits by advertising online. There are many companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc., which have changed the way people use technology to communicate with friends/family or even make purchases!
Many hardware devices such as mobiles phones now come with internet access so that users do not need external mobile data devices to access the internet. The development of apps has allowed users to access information anywhere and at any time! Apps have been developed for almost every service from news, music to even controlling home appliances such as lights or security cameras, etc. Web browsers have enabled us to use websites that allow you to read articles in a more convenient manner.
Tech has revolutionized a lot of industries, but probably the most impactful is in smartphones. In 2008 Apple released its first iPhone with many revolutionary features such as touch screen and multi-touch gestures which have now become an essential part of modern life. This release completely changed how we interact with our phones from typing numbers to pin codes to swiping and tapping. With the rise of smartphones, our daily lives have changed completely in terms of how we communicate with each other. Instead of making phone calls or sending simple messages via SMS which can be tracked by service providers; nowadays people use apps like Whatsapp & Facebook Messenger to send encrypted messages (and images) through end-to-end encrypted protocols.
Many other companies have also entered into this industry, some of which are tesla, google with its pixel phone, and apple again with the iPhone X. Apple released their first smartphone in 2007 to a rocky start but has now become one of the biggest technology companies on the market within only 11 years! Google first started working on its pixel phone in 2013 but has had many setbacks with the first launch of their project marlin and then later merlin. The Pixel phones were different from other smartphones because they came with a more powerful camera that could capture better pictures than any previous smartphone model.
The evolution of tech is an interesting topic as it changes people’s lives every day. With massive companies such as Tesla, Apple & Google being the forerunners in the tech industry with their new releases of smartphones and cars, it is interesting to see what they will come up with for future generations.
3. Social Media
Tech has changed things for people socially. People can now connect with their friends, family, and businesses all via social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. This allows users to have a global presence on the internet which wasn’t possible before technology evolved
Social Media also helped in allowing news to be spread faster than ever across the world. Technology has made it possible for people to be updated with the latest news in a short period of time and this is something that didn’t happen before
Social Media Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc have helped revolutionize crisis situations because they allow everyone across the globe to share information about what’s going on without any restrictions or limitations
A prime example of this is the Nepal earthquake where social media was used to spread information about what’s happening and how people can help etc. This resulted in massive support for Nepal from all over the world. Social Media has allowed different cultures, languages, races to come together via one platform which wasn’t possible before technology evolved
4. Online Shopping
There’s no surprise that the online shopping industry has vastly improved over the past few years. It is now a common trend to buy things from Amazon instead of going out and buying them yourself, which means more money for companies as well as reduced travel time for customers.
Online shopping also makes it easier to compare prices between different stores, meaning you always get the best deal.
Additionally, online shopping also means that people don’t have to leave their homes and can buy anything they want from a computer or smartphone without anyone knowing what exactly it is that they bought. This could be viewed as dangerous in terms of security but at the same time, its convenience cannot be understated for customers who may not want people to know they just bought a new dress or set of headphones.
Online shopping is so convenient and has become such an integral part of life that it would be difficult for some customers to go back to the traditional way of buying products, even if there were no security factors involved in its usage.
The evolution of tech has changed how we shop.
Online Banking has changed the way we do banking, apps are constantly being developed to make our lives easier. Online banking is so helpful for people who want to save money and track their spending etc! Apps have made a huge impact on how we work with tech as well as play.
For example, Tesco bank allows you to pay in cheques via your phone! Apps are so helpful now because you can do anything on them. There is an app for literally everything nowadays, from paying bills to finding love!
Yes, there have been some apps that haven’t worked out as well as they should have but it just goes to show how creative people are getting with tech and making the most of it!
Another example is that now you can even manage your money on an app. You can set the budget and track exactly how much you’re spending and saving which is so helpful if people are trying to save for a holiday or something they need to buy etc.
Everyone has their own unique apps, some people might have more than others but apps are constantly being developed and that is what makes tech so exciting.