Just think about where society was about 100 years ago. There were only a handful of cars on the road and nobody knew what a cell phone was. Some might argue that technology has hampered society in certain ways, but nobody can argue that the benefits overall far outweigh any of the negatives. Society makes our lives easier in ways that you might not even think about. Here are some aspects of your life that tech makes easier.
Perhaps you’re old enough to remember the days when you had to write down pretty much everything or ask people to remind you to do things. Now, you’re able to organize almost every aspect of your life thanks to technology. Need to remind yourself to take your daily vitamin? There’s an app that can do that. The same goes for organizing all of your paperwork (think Google Drive) and even store photographs that you want to look at years from now. Technology is getting rid of filing cabinets faster by the day.
Technology is making it simple to take your finances into your own hands. It used to be that you had to run to the bank and deposit cash, but almost everything is digital now. Even stocks have become insanely simple as you’re able to trade with the push of just a couple of buttons on your phone or computer at no charge thanks to apps like Robin Hood. We could also talk about cryptocurrency for hours on end, but we’ll just remind you that it’s there for now and you can research it at your own leisure.
It wasn’t too long ago that people were putting little pedometers in their pockets to see how many steps they were taking in a given day. Now you don’t have to worry about that little Tamagotchi sized archaic device. Instead, most of us have smart watches that not only track steps, but also every detail of your health. From quitting smoking or drinking to your nutrient intake to your body fat percentage, you can do it all from just your phone and watch. It’s also cutting down on insurance premiums since the data is right there to show your provider.
2. Work-Life Balance
Before everyone was connected to high speed internet from their homes, you had to drive to the office and make sure that you were on time so that you didn’t miss a single thing. Now, you don’t even need to leave your home in a lot of cases to get your work done. Telecommuting with services such as Microsoft Teams, Slack and more make it easy to be a remote worker and instantly communicate with your work team. This means more time with your family and less time commuting and wasted office time.
Speaking of driving to the office, you might still need to do that for your job. If that’s the case, technology is making it easier to travel every day. You can get a shared ride (Uber, Lyft, etc.), find real time traffic thanks to Google Maps and Waze or get the times for public transportation and pay it all through your apps. Needless to say, technology has made almost every aspect of our lives easier.