Topic: Did Technology Change Our Lives?
Focus: DID TECHNOLOGY CHANGE HUMANITY.
Over the years, technology is responsible for creating amazing tools, which literally put all the information and resources we need right at our disposal. The advance of technology has dramatically changed how we live our day-to-day lives.
Grab some cup of coffee as we take a look at some of the areas of humanity that technology changed.
TECHNOLOGY CHANGE ON EDUCATION
The introduction of technology changed our life in relation to how we get and respond to education. With technology, one can have access to wide range of information and data from the remotest part of the world with the aid of an Internet. People now share and receive information very easy, convenient and fast.
Through technology, humanity is now able to engage in digital learning. We are now exposed to digital items such as computers, Projectors, Calculators, PDAs, and Tape Recorders in acquiring education.
Advancement in education made it convenient for us to safely store a large volume of information, data and document or files and be able to retrieve it for future usage or reference without any harm to its form.
With Data Encryption tools, documents and files can be stored in various formats without fear of an intruder messing up with its confidentiality and authenticity, or having unauthorized access to it.
With technology, learning can actually take place without the individual being present in that location, through online and distance learning. All that is required is a gadget that can access the internet.
There’s is also a transformation on how we write and read educational materials. Books are now replaced with e-readers, tablets, and PDASalong with the development of technology. Therefore, we don’t necessarily need to carry large junk of books that can nearly break our backs. The e-readers and tablets can also read out something for us. Therefore, we can even go through books while we are driving on the road.
Modern Technology also assisted teachers in record keeping. A teacher can now keep a database of his/her students. Teachers can equally compute students grades and results effortlessly with the aid of a designated computer software.
On the negative aspect, technology hampered students ability to use their brains in getting a solution to some educational questions. Our students now rely on online search engines such as Google and DevilFinder in getting solutions to questions. Just type and click and what you require is out there on the screen.
Technology also made our students lazy. Students don’t always concentrate on their studies and books, developing and maintain reading culture is now a myth. Students now prefer social network interactions, watching home movies or playing digital games over the reading of books.
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ON SPORTS
Human sporting activities have been greatly influenced by the advancement in technology. Technology changed our sports through the sports performance analysis and assisting coaches to greatly improve the quality of players/athletes output. Nowadays, coaches and athletes are familiar with performance and fitness trackers. These gadgets are worn by athletes and football players during training sessions so that coaches can ascertain the fitness and performance level of individual players.
Technology changed the human sporting life by providing tools and gadgets to monitor players, organize and run training sessions, scout and analyze opponents and tactics.
Technology changed sports by enabling referees, umpires and sports officials to make better decisions on rule infringements. Goal line technologies and Video-Assisted Referees have been included to help soccer referees to be transparent and accurate in making decisions on the field of play. Also, computerized score system also assists umpires in awarding points and scores to boxers during matches, tennis players and basketball players during games. The same as the Event Replay System, which helps to clear doubts of an action.
Electronic timing controlled by computers is employed to measure performance times of athletes in a great many sports including Athletics, Cycling, Skiing, Bobsled, Triathlon and many more. In the case of Athletics, the electronic timing also measures the athlete’s reaction time to the start gun in case the athlete moves too early in the blocks.
Technology improved sports through Improvements in the design of sports equipment and apparel. Sports wears and jerseys now design with several synthetic and technological effects that make the wear to absorbs heats, and be conducive to the players during severe or mild weather conditions.
They are also an improvement in the design and makeup of soccer balls used for different tournaments that will suit the climate condition.
They are also a wide range of sophisticated sports and fitness equipment at our disposal today depending on what ones need are.
Technology changed human sports by providing spectators with a better viewing of sports performance and activities. Sporting events can be viewed and followed by any part of the word, many thanks to digital electronic and computer.
As a result of miniaturized video cameras, spectators are also now able to witness sports performance in ways that previously were not possible. Video cameras can be placed in places such as racing cars, cricket stumps, goal posts, and even on the athlete themselves.
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ON HEALTH
Technology has a great deal with a change in our mental and physical health, healthcare and well-being.
Thought technology sicknesses and disease are diagnosed with computerized and electronics medical objects. The cause of an ailment can be discovered through laboratory tests, by using blood or waste-product sample of the patient.
The universal application of electronic health records has resulted in significant savings in health care costs as well as an improvement in a patient health and safety. In several healthcare facilities, patient files are being kept in databases that can be accessed from anywhere in the facility, thereby saving cost and time, as well as maintain credibility.
With advancement in technology, pharmacists are now exposed to tools that aid them to manufacture and produce efficient and effective pills for medications.
Modern medical technology brought about numerous techniques of imaging, which permits technicians and physicians to examine a patient’s anatomy without needing invasive procedures to form a diagnosis. The demand for Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) technologists and radiologists has also increased as a result of rapid advances in imaging technology.
Minimally invasive surgeries, especially within cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, have also become more rampant in recent years. The development of better instruments and more advanced technology have allowed surgeons to perform procedures in minimally invasive ways that just wasn’t possible a few years ago.
With modern technology, more and more effective cure are being discovered for previously known incurable diseases. Solutions are being found for humans diverse health challenges.
On the negative side, technology also changed humanity being exposing us to several life-threatening risks and situations like cancers, death by road, air or rail accidents, industrial machine hazards, bio-hazard risk, exposure to gaseous emission, vulnerability to fire outbreaks, etc.
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ON TRADE AND COMMERCE
Internet technology has changed our lives in diverse ways, and it is extremely hard to keep a record of them. Global trade and commerce has become faster, easier, cost-effective and more reliable
Technological advancement made it easier to book flights, railway tickets, and bus tickets from the comforts of our home, saving us the stress, time and cost of going to the stations.
Modern technology change human trade and commerce as Banks and financial institutions have introduced online systems, and these have made online payment very flexible and our lives easier. Bill payment and account-related work are easily managed online. One doesn’t need to go to a bank, wait on a queue for hours and then deposit or withdraw money. The ATM and POS technology has made it possible to withdraw money during any time of the day.
With modern technology, goods and services can be ordered and paid for from and at any part of the world at the comfort and convenience of the individual. The cyber-space is now a marketplace where goods and services can be sold and purchased. Be it local shops, restaurants, shopping malls, or retail stores, almost every place has been well managed with the help of technological growth.
In our world today, it is extremely hard for any business firm to thrive without a web presence. A sit-at-home mom or an entrepreneur, the success of your business model can be guaranteed to a large extent, if you’re able to convert the Internet to your benefits. Google Adwords and Google Adsense have made online advertising the greatest growing business of recent years.
Businesses have become faster but a bit complex, thereby increasing competition in every field. The technological change on trade and commerce has been phenomenal, and in this era, information and knowledge have become commodities.
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ON SECURITY
Modern technology changed humanity in the area of defense and security. As a matter of fact, technology has both positive and negative effect on human life.
With technology, we are exposed to modernized security doors to keep burglars and thieves away from our homes.
Modern technology provided us with several security gadgets to secure our lives and properties. Gadgets such as Fire Alarm System, Metal Detectors, Closed Circuit Television(CCTV) Cameras, Intrusion Keys, Bomb Detectors etc.
Modern technology helped in securing and defending the lives and properties of people as well as the territorial boundaries of nations. Military and Paramilitary Agencies are equipped with modern security tools ranging from small arms, artillery, ammunition to weapon of warfare like armored tanks, grenades, nuclear weapons, aircraft, helicopters, and drones etc.
On the negative side, modern technology assisted assassins and killers arms and ammunition, tools to track their targets. Armed Robbers with sophisticated weapons such as Ak 47 rifles, 9mm guns, Pistols and Ammunition. Also, important files and documents can be lost to virus, trojans, and hackers.
Modern technology has transformed crime detection and investigation into the whole new level. Detectives and Investigators application of forensic tools are now solving crime situations that seemed impossible some years back. Firearms are being examined to determine the nexus between the arm and a crime situation in question, fingerprints of the suspect as well as victims are taken and examined to discover the involvement of the suspect in the crime in question, or to prove the identity of a victim when identity is in doubt, etc.
It is obviously not out of place to categorically maintain that modern technology has changed humanity tremendously, and the areas of such change are unaccountable. Aside from the afore-discussed areas, modern technology changed our political life as we now have technologically assisted ballot systems, electronics votings, and availability of voters card. Also, our social interactions have been touched by technology, people can now relay messages and information to one another and get feedback instantly, no more writing and posting of letters. GSM and Smartphones are everywhere. People can now meet and interact with new and forgotten friends through the social media’s or chat messengers. These technological change in humanity is not a bed of roses, as it equals have some negative scenarios. It made us prone and vulnerable to health risks, failures in communication, homicides, robbery and identity theft.