How Do Technology Help Us
The debate on if modern technology has been of help to humanity or not is a subject that has attracted wide answers and opinions. Discussed here are some of the reasons that supported the notion that technology has indeed helped us and is still helping us.
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Education is the backbone of every economy. People need well and organized educational infrastructures and institution so they can learn how to interpret information efficiently and effectively. Educational institutions are integrating educational technologies in their schools with a great aim of improving the way teachers teach and how students learn. Technologies like smart whiteboards, computers, mobile phones, pads, projectors, and internet are being used in classes and lecture halls to boost teaching and learning. Visual education is becoming more popular and it has shown to be the best method of learning in many subjects like mathematics, physics, biology, geography, economics etc. These have made the business community to invest in various educational technologies which can be used by both teachers and students. For example, in app stores, you will find many educational applications which can allow students and teachers to exchange academic information at any time, this has made learning mobile and flexible.
Technology has helped humanity in the area of commerce. Business concepts and models were transformed as a result of the introduction of technology. This is because technology gave a new and better dimension on how to go about with trade and commerce. It provided a faster, convenient, and efficient way of performing commercial transactions.
Some of the improvement of technology in commerce and trade include accounting systems, management information systems, the point of sales systems, and other simpler or more complicated tools. Even the calculator we often use is a product of technology.
With modern technology, movement of people and goods from place to place have been greatly influenced and increased. Large items of goods can be moved from place to place with ease with little or no effect on the nature of the goods. People can travel from one part of the world to the other within a short time easily and efficiently without much ado. Inter-city or state movement has increased and very affordable.
Technology has assisted mankind in the production of goods and services. With advanced technology, a greater quantity of goods is mass produced within a short time and at a minimal cost. Also, the quality of the produced goods has increased due to the application of modern tools.
Moreso, the produced goods are easily supplied to the final consumers in due time.
Technology helped mankind sports-wise through the Analysis of sports performance and enabling coaches to greatly improve the quality of feedback to players/athletes. Nowadays, coaches and athletes are familiar with performance and fitness trackers. This gadget is worn by athletes and football players during training so that coaches can ascertain the fitness and performance level of individual players.
Similarly, coaches are equipped with tools and gadgets to monitor players, organize training, scout and analyze opponents and tactics.
Technology improved 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 during the field of play.
Technology helped us by assisting the area of food and crop production as well as raising of livestock. Modern tractors and farm equipment are used to cultivate a large portion of lands for crops, mechanized planters and sprinklers are also used.
The aid of technology in agriculture has also resulted in the manufacturing of genetic crops which can grow fast and they can be resistant to many pests and diseases. Also, farmers have access to artificial fertilizers which add value to the soil and boost the growth of their crops and enable them to produce high-quality yields.
Electronic media like radios, televisions, internet, social media have improved the way we exchange ideas which have developed our societies. In many societies, radios, televisions newspapers and social media’s are used to voice the concerns of the society, they organize live forums where the community can contribute through mobile phones or text messages or comments.
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Modern Technology has been a blessing to mankind and humanity, as it has assisted and helped us do so many things and achieve enormous feats that are near impossible some centuries back. It made our life easier, simpler, orderly and also improved our health.
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