Nowadays, we can all agree that technology dominates a large part of our lives. We can’t seem to function without it, and it’s hard to imagine what life looks like without it. Technology has come a long way. It’s made our personal and professional lives easier and more convenient in so many ways.
Back in the 1990s, the Internet was a new commodity, and it was a struggle to gain access. I bet some of you may even remember the sound of the painfully slow dial-up signal connecting to the Internet. The ’90s was a decade of technological advancements. Take Microsoft’s Windows operating system, for example. They’ve set up an open-architecture platform that proved to be advantageous since a large array of hardware and software components worked well with it. As a result, more companies fit their products with it, and more people used it due to its compatibility with a lot of hardware and software. Then there’s the floppy disks, the green, and yellow screen computers, and the Intel processors. The list goes on.
We’ve experienced an explosion of technologies and new ways to do things. The “dark days” are over, and technology took off to unforeseen heights. We now have faster connections to the World Wide Web without needing a phone line to go online. Access to the Internet is available almost everywhere, so staying connected is a piece of cake. Huge amounts of data can be stored within a single USB flash drive. Curved LED screens are a trend now.
We’re in the modern world, and with it comes limitless opportunities and potentials. The evolutionary progress of technology has proved to be the impetus for large-scale changes in business and much of human culture.
As more existing technologies are fused to create something better, consumers and businesses alike can expect that technology will be faster, and can accomplish more. Everything will become more streamlined to cater to the intricate, overly-complicated, and incredibly interlinked system human beings have created.
I may not be able to predict the future, but consistently seeing emerging media and new trends in technology helps us realise that there are so many things to watch out for in the coming years.