There’s no doubt that emerging technologies help shape the world and increasingly in the 21st century the progress of technology is leading to significant changes in how we act, think and learn. Heading into 2012, we’ve seen in recent years how technology, used as part of our daily lifestyles, can have as much of an impact as more complex technologies, such as those used in medical science, for example. Mobile devices are constant companions for many people and social media had a significant influence on the events of 2011’s Arab Spring.
In many ways, modern technology’s largest boon is its ability to increase the accessibility in our everyday lives. For example, if you need information on a whole range of topics, from what to plant in your garden to what London Underground lines are currently out of action, modern technology enables you to access the precise information you need in a quick and generally simple manner. The internet, of course, is at the heart of this immense accessibility, providing the information, as cable providers in my area would no doubt tell you. But modern devices, such as smart phones and iPads, enable the ease of use with which we can log onto the net to make an inquiry. Don’t forget that in a more general way, the accessibility of the internet is also a result of the proliferation of broadband internet services that are affordable for the average person, coupled with Wi-Fi hotspots that enable fast net access.
Technology can play a key role if you’re trying to get your life organized, according to many cable providers in my area. All you need is a mobile device like an iPad or BlackBerry. A number of apps are available on each of these devices for download that enable you to organize your calendar, complete with meeting notifications, alarms and notes that serve as reminders spread throughout the day. Even a bog-standard third-generation phone can be set up to provide you with this information. Beyond the basics, mobile device apps can be found that help you to organize how and when you pay your bills and even to track the progress of any financial investments you might have. Professionals can stay in touch with colleagues and work on projects even while out of the office by using laptops and Bluetooth devices that enable long-distance contact.
Of course, technology is also proficient in enabling our social lives and family lives, as well as helping out with the working lives we now lead. Popular internet communications programs, including the text-based MSN Messenger and the video-call program Skype, enrich the way in which we chat to friends and family online and are even available on mobile devices. The availability of these programs for free means that people are more connected than ever before.
Meanwhile, social media is a juggernaut of connectivity, granting people all over the world access to content they’d never have had before. This content really runs the gamut, from photos of their friends on holiday to funny YouTube videos. Where social media can truly enhance your life is its ability to deliver all of this content in real-time. Setting up a Twitter page and following the feeds of local news outlets and commentators puts the most recent information at your fingertips from the second you wake up in the morning.
Technology has such a big part to play in modern business, industry and healthcare that it’s easy to forget the ways in which it enhances our everyday lifestyles. As the 21st century progresses, it’s likely our lifestyles will be boosted with further communications opportunities and information accessibility.
Author: Tamara Matthews is the editor of a renowned broadband technology company. Tamara likes to share her knowledge and ideas on broadband and cable providers. You can check her latest articles: internet providers in my area, cable providers in my area etc.