Remember those days when we used to stand in long queues at payment centers to pay our bills, cinema halls, railway station ticket counters, bus stations? One thing’s for sure. Our lives weren’t easy back then!
Over the years, technology has changed our world and daily lives. With technology at our disposal, we have created unbelievable tools as a result of which every piece of information is now available at our fingertips.
Technology has changed the way we communicate. According to the sources four in ten seniors now own smart phones, more than the double share that did in 2013.
Technology has simplified our lives and has made things easier for sectors like farming, education, travel banking, business etc. What’s more, it has bolstered the world economies to grow like never before. Below are the technologies that have made an impact on our lives in a positive manner.
1. Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is a simulation experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. The aim of virtual reality is to provide us with an environment where we can interact with computer just as we do in real world.
Virtual Reality has it’s applications in education, architectural and urban design, digital marketing, gaming, engineering and robotics etc.
2. Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality is something more advanced and powerful than virtual reality.
Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of the real physical world that is achieved through the use of digital virtual elements, sounds or other sensory stimuli.
Augmented Reality overlays digital content and information onto physical world as if they are actually there with you. It’s a massive trend among organizations involved in mobile computing and business applications in particular.
3. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is the stimulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Artificial programming focuses on three cognitive skills: learning, reasoning and self-correction. Artificial Intelligence finds it’s applications in healthcare, data security, social media, finance and automotive industry.
IoT stands for Internet of Things. IoT is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without human-to-human or hunan-to-computer interaction.
IoT helps organizations to work in a very effective and efficient manner. IoT finds it’s applications in manufacturing, energy, retail, healthcare and supply chain.
Remember Bucky Barnes a.k.a Winter Soldier from Civil War who had found sanctuary and asylum in Wakada, voluntarily allowed himself to be placed in cryo stasis?
Yep! You got that right, the technology used is known as Cryogenics.
Cryogenics is a branch of engineering that involves the study of very low temperatures, how to produce them and how materials behave at those temperatures.
Cryogenics finds it’s applications in rocket propulsion, filling systems, MRI, satellite tracking systems and pharmaceutical research.
Technology: A Boon to Humanity
Technology plays a role in virtually every part of our lives, whether we’re aware of it or not. These are just a few of the ways in which technology may positively affect our physical and mental health.
All manner of technology surrounds us. From our personal laptops, tablets, and phones to behind-the-scenes technology that furthers medicine, science, and education.
Technology is here to stay, but it’s always morphing and expanding. As each new technology enters the scene, it has the potential to improve lives. But, in some cases, it also has the potential to negatively affect physical and emotional health. It’s up to us to take the good out of technology and use it for the betterment of Humanity.