There were many “first times” in our world, such as: when was the first time man discovered fire? When was the first time men and women used clothes? When was the time cooking tools discovered? When was the first telephone used?” These are the confounding questions we may not be able to answer unless we make a comprehensive search on how was this and when was that.
For some time, centuries have passed but technology was already here. Man has been using his gifts to be able to survive life on earth. But now, the use of technology is not merely for survival but for a life that is far comfortable compared to ancient times. As we see and experience it, technology has evolved through times; hence, we call it “the modern technology” or “digital age.”
We cannot deny that today man cannot live without the luxury modern technology is giving us. It has shaped how we live day by day and formed our conception that our changing life is a result of these amazing developments.
The human brain is so powerful more than we know it, and it is relentlessly thinking how to improve life. It has been working day and night and has produced groundbreaking innovations. Perhaps, it is instinct that something has to be created, whatever it is, and it is always something new. The number of inventions has given us greater benefits even if they have been developed in lieu of war. Because man should have something to protect life, these inventions have surpassed more than what is expected of the humankind.
Inventions can vary from zippers to rockets. But the greatest benefit of inventing is that we become fully equipped with everything we need in all aspects of our life.
Because of modern technology, builders of home appliances have made home living efficient to our everyday life. In fact, it is impossible for a single home to run without a single appliance. Any electrical appliance has now been developed into something digital for optimal functionality. Do you still hand wash your clothes? What type of flat TV sits in your living room? Do you play songs in your vinyl? Or cassette tapes? Or have saved them using USB or stream them by Bluetooth technology? Or have even forgotten how iPod and hundreds of playlists in MP3s invaded your headsets?
Transportation and communication
What can the digital age promise to better transportation and communication systems? Both transportation and communication have one similar goal: to connect people and their daily transactions, such as delivering goods, services, opportunities, and activities.
In the midst of digital age, it is unthinkable how people in an organization or business get productive without adapting to modernity. How brilliant the minds of those experts who invented the computer which made a huge leap in technology advancement. Without modernization, how would it be possible for businesses to sprout and thrive and how would the world of commerce evolve in such a way foreign countries are able to engage business easily, do research fast, and enhance communication system from here to space? Also, modern technology through the building of modern equipments results to advanced medical solutions. In the world of medicine, technology became an important factor to fight disease, discover new ones, and promote life through endless frontiers.
Gadgets are small devices that are highly useful in almost all of our activities—they invaded our life actually. Almost 5 billion of the world’s population are mobile phone users. According to UN’s estimate, the current population is 7.6 billion as of 2018, and around 67 percent have access to these gadgets.
Gizmos, another term for gadgets, are part of cutting-edge technology created by clever people to make life simpler. Somehow gizmos are thought of as novelties. Mobile phones are the most amazing gadgets ever invented. Smart phones have outsmarted conventional hook phones because cellular communication is miles advanced than telecommunication in terms of what it can do. Smart phones have revolutionized the way people interact with one another.
The birth of internet
Modernity and the digital age will continue to move on and grow even if we don’t like it. Probably anyone else on earth depends on the Internet to get the most up-to-date information. Given that we have been provided the radio, television, and newspaper at the early part of the 20th century, life could have been entirely different if computers and the Internet were not invented and born, respectively. Although computers and the Internet have been here by the 1960s, they weren’t intended for commercial utilization. The Internet was supposedly for the military tactician’s use. The Internet has transformed the system of communication and the evolution of computers when people started to ask for more information. This demand in the society made Internet a backbone of interaction.
However, with the demand of the modern society, where groups of people have yearned for more information, the computers and communication world have been revolutionized by the Internet like nothing before.
This exciting modern technology the Internet brought has set the stage for an era of evolving information dissemination. Does this mean goodbye to good damn newspapers, radio, and TV? Oh no, not really. Besides, the Internet serves as a springboard for these media to serve as tools of information, especially during this digital age.
The World Wide Web
People have been confusing themselves between Internet and the World Wide Web. How often do we see the “www” in our life? Perhaps every fraction of a second. But what really is the powerful “www” and how does it distance its meaning from the Internet?
The Internet is a structure; it is a way to allow computers talk to one another. It is basically built on a protocol. While the World Wide Web is the network of web pages that uses the Internet to send information across.
The World Wide Web was invented in 1989 by a British scientist at European Organization for Nuclear Research or Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) named Tim Berners-Lee. The web was originally designed for information sharing between scientists around the world. It works to help access other people’s files. Today, web technologies allow browsers to keep on developing. Applications called web apps are very powerful tools for information dissemination. Yes, the World Wide Web has flourished as a part of modern technology that is intricately designed almost paralleled to the complexity of our universe.
In the past, what we know of “media” is mass media. In this digital age, social media rules the world. It is hard to accept that social media has drastically changed our way of things. Just a decade back, not all people understand what social media is and how these networks of apps govern their life. Most people then did not see the need of this and did not even have access to any of it. But with the popularity of smart phones, social media became the platform of almost any activity online, whether be it social activities, business, marketing, banking, etc. Social media is indispensable.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—these are some of the social media platforms that can be used to amplify your purpose. It is not a fad anymore but a way of living.
Advantages and disadvantages
What runs through the veins of our society is the result of the creativity and innovativeness of the brilliant minds before us. Truly, modern technology gave us huge leap of success to transform our dreams into realities. But the rapid success of digital information is quite alarming because even if we have achieved an unimaginable feat, such as social and economic growth, the bad effects are undeniable. It is in our hands therefore to utilize this great opportunity for the good and in the right direction or squander it and eventually destroy life in whatever aspect.
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