Technology improves people’s lives and has done so drastically over the past century. Whether it is in the things that are used in men and women’s daily lives or scientific or medical equipment that helps save lives, many individuals have a better quality of life than ever.
1. Emergency Responses
Before things like cellphones existed, emergency responders were limited in their ability to help people. Someone who was outside their home and ran into trouble was unable to call the authorities for help. Thanks to cellphones and GPS systems, people who are in trouble can call right for help immediately and have their location pinpointed. As the technology behind them, like microprocessors and silicon wafer polishing improves, things will get even better.
2. Technology Improves People’s Lives and Socialization
Thanks to smartphones, laptops, tablets and other devices, people are able to communicate with each other at all hours of the day. It used to be that people who moved away had to write letters to each other and wait for days or weeks for a response to come through. Now people who are halfway around the world from each other can see and hear each other in real time. People can form and maintain new relationships with others without having to leave the house.
3. Technology Improves People’s Lives and Education
Before the advent of the internet, anyone who wanted to continue learning new things after completing high school or college would need to buy or borrow books and magazines to read about the things that interested them. Now it is possible to go online anytime and research any topic imaginable. Online courses can be taken from accredited colleges and universities after work or at night once the rest of the household has settled down.
Medical advancements have come a long way thanks to technological improvements. People are able to be diagnosed more quickly and accurately thanks to better testing methods. Doctors are able to communicate with each other more easily and can contact specialists for help with a tricky diagnosis or to learn about new research. MRI’s CAT scans, organ transplants and heart monitors are among the hundreds of things that doctors can use to treat and cure patients every day.
While not everyone in the world has access to all of the benefits that technology has to offer, more people can utilize technology every day as it spreads across the globe. Hopefully one day the medical, social and educational benefits that technology brings can reach everyone who wants to benefit from them.