Technology. It’s a loaded word that can refer to so many things, ranging from the microwave oven in your kitchen to the literal super computer in your pocket. We’re now living in a golden age of technology these days. Everything is changing, usually for the better, as a result of technological advancements. The aforementioned smart phones are the premium example, of course. They have consolidated several communications technologies, as well as some entertainment tech added to it, all into one tiny package. The world today would seem like some mystical utopia to even your grandparents’ generation. We’ve come a long way in such a short period of time, but it’s not a surprise. After all, this exponential growth has been going strong since the industrial revolution.
The world these days is one of a collected global community and conveniences galore. Everything is at our fingertips. You can diagnose yourself, with mixed results, admittedly, via the internet, allowing you to have a better idea of when you need medical attention vs when it’s just a case of the sniffles. You can binge watch TV and movies with a streaming app like Netflix, or you could binge learn via wikipedia or other online resources. You can even simply order some M&M’s from Amazon all without leaving your house. Of course, you could also make some international friends via the internet. Digital pen pals, if you will.
However, you can also take care of many more necessary things via the internet, as well. It’s not all fun and games. You can apply for a job, insurance, and more without leaving your home. As mentioned before, you can order your essentials online, too. You can even use the internet to make a phone call in a pinch with Google Hangouts.