Modern Technology has paved the way for smart enabled devices such as tablets, smartwatches, and smartphones. Computers continue to become faster, more portable, and higher-powered than ever before. Without a doubt, technology has made our lives easier, faster, better, and more fun.
However, it is important to note that every advancement in technology comes with its own set of pros and cons, or the good and bad. This Tech Corner will focus on the “Good” that technology brings, providing the power of the Internet and “being connected” at our fingertips.
These advancements in technology have become a norm in our daily lives and have forever changed the way we live and interact with one another. Here are three examples of technology advancements in everyday life for communication, online banking, and entertainment.
Communication – Social Media
There are so many levels of communication that have become advanced through technology. Let’s focus simply on social media. Whether you are talking about Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or another social connectivity platform, it’s never been easier to connect and network with someone online. You can stay in touch with old friends, schoolmates, colleagues, family, long lost relatives, and more. Whether for personal or business usage, social media has created the ability for social engagement that has never been seen before.
It has never been easier to bank without even having to go anywhere. Your mobile and smart-enabled devices give you real-time access to your accounts, ability to transfer and deposit money, pay bills online, send and receive money instantly, automatic payments, and much more. What used to be a series of balancing your numbers and checking your monthly statement can now be accomplished at any moment to track spending, verify transactions, confirm account balances, and more.
Entertainment – Television
Entertainment falls in the same line as communication. There is such a wide array of advancements in entertainment that it can create a Tech Corner of its own. Let’s focus just on television at the moment. Smart-enabled TV has brought with it hundreds of digital subscription opportunities, live-tv, app-driven cable services, increased customer engagement, and so much more. Just think how far we’ve come from the traditional timing of your favorite show to record on VCR to now being able to find and watch anything you want, in seconds. Not even enough time in the day.
Of course, these are just a few examples of daily technology usage. There are numerous other advancements that have changed everyday life. With so much attention on Ransom attacks, phishing attempts, network hacks, and stolen data, it’s important to highlight the good that technology brings to our lives.