No matter how much we believe that life goes on, we cannot ignore the role played by technology in our day to day lives. Indeed, some of the things we experience on a daily basis are naturally driven, but thanks to new technologies, life has gotten far much better. Modern inventions are all geared towards providing a solution to an existing problem, and the lifestyles of billions of people worldwide are being changed for the better. In this article, we look at the different aspects of our lives changed by technology, and the sectors reaping from this development.
It is through the power of communication that we all exist. Some of the things going on around the world would be more of illusions than reality was it not for the advent of developed communication technology. From the days of sending letters through a slow postal system, to the instantaneous e-mail and SMS service we have today, a lot of problems have been solved. Emergencies can be addressed promptly, and lives are saved. In terms of cost, communication is far cheaper and more valuable in today’s world.
Unlike the olden days, communication is private and more personal. Messages are delivered directly to the intended parties instantaneously without having to go through a third party who can easily compromise the authenticity of the message. Even better, there were no guarantees of message delivery, regardless of how urgent or confidential it was.
The Finance Sector
Gone are the days when you’d queue for hours to get to a bank teller for you to get some cash, or make payments. Technology has simplified matters in more ways than one. Today, the highest number of people do all their transactions online, either through their mobile phones or personal computers. Banks have also rolled out credit and debit cards for their customers, making it really easy to access various amenities courtesy of a simple swipe.
Also, the world is fast adopting mobile banking, which is by far the most convenient mode of transacting as it allows users to send or receive money in their mobile phones.
Shopping made easier
Who would have thought that someday we’ll be able to order anything we wanted online, from the comfort of our living rooms? It doesn’t get any better; there are hundreds of e-commerce platforms operating around the world, where shoppers are allowed to shop for everything they need right from wherever they are. Goods are delivered at your door step, even though shipping and delivery fees may apply.