The recent development of technology has made it possible for us to live in ways that have never been possible before. From accessing massive amounts of information on the internet to simply experiencing an enriched personal lifestyle, technology continues to push the boundary of our living standards every day. It is undoubtedly true that technology is an important part of our daily lives.
Since the internet was first made public, it has changed and improved in many ways. It is foolish to underestimate the change that easy and widespread access to the Internet has made to our way of life. The web is now so common that it has become a part of our everyday life, changing the method of how we share and finding information, staying in touch, real-time online services, and even helping people with disability.
Surfing the Internet is a global phenomenon. It has been expanded its reach and influence in one way or another to all parts of the world. It can serve as an individual’s public commentary on whatever takes their interest on a particular day. For instance, an employer seeking new employees simply needs to post the wanted add on their business web site to start receiving applications from qualified candidates. The other side, employees who are looking for jobs, search job postings and if they found jobs that are interested in, they sent e-mail or fax their resume. Potential employees can also obtain information about the company to help determine if this is the right choice for them.
Another example of the technology improving our lives would be email. We used to write letters to stay in touch with those living far away. It was also not uncommon for persons to send pictures to others as part of sharing life experiences. This process would have included developing the photographs-waiting anywhere from an hour to days to get the prints. We’d then hand over the cash, go home, put everything in the envelope, stick a stamp on it and post it off. Nowadays, we grab our digital camera, take as many shots as we want, upload them directly on to our PCs, attach a copy to an e-mail and send it off into the recipient. No more delivery charges, no more postage is needed, no more waiting for days to share our experiences.
People with certain disabilities can also benefit from the technological advancements. People with disabilities can receive enquiries via Internet, phone or fax. They can equip themselves with machines that can help them move, communicate, work or relax. Medical support is made a lot easier with patient monitoring equipment. Future technological discoveries will further increase the living standards of the disabled.
A whole new revolution in technology has sprung up dedicated to providing new ways to improve productivity, in the process changing how we communicate and allowing us to fit ever more into our ever busier lives. I wonder what the future holds for us and the Internet, and if services like Google Earth are anything to go by, the future is going to be pretty amazing stuff.