Over the years, advancement in technology has significantly revolutionized our lives. It is entirely different from how it was as short as a decade ago. Almost everyone in today’s world is using technology to make their everyday routine efficient. It enables us to do many things in the shortest period while saving a lot of energy.
Everything right from accessing the information on the internet to enriched personal lifestyle is like a boon from the technology. Digital lifestyle and instant connectivity are no more a part of only science fiction movies. If we sit back and think even for a minute, our lives are already surrounded by technology, and we can no more live without it.
How technology is changing our lives for the better
Although technology yet has a few challenges to overcome, its role in our lives has been chiefly beneficial. Here are some ways our everyday lives have improved.
1. Online shopping
Most of us love shopping. It might be for different things or through various modes, but there’s no denying that we love it. Earlier, one of the common and biggest reasons people not liked it was because of the time and energy it consumes. However, technology has spread its magic and brought shopping to our fingertips.
All we need to do is open our smartphones, laptops, or computers, and we can order almost everything right from clothing to accessories to even food and drinks. Regardless of where we stay, we get everything delivered at our doorsteps, all thanks to technology. Suppose you are a brewer and want to buy hops. Now, because of the internet and the technology behind it, you can easily look for websites that offer the precious Galaxy hops, buy them, and pay for them right on the internet. That’s very simple, isn’t it?
Due to the ability to get hundreds of options, shop anytime and anywhere, and pay online safely, E-Commerce is on the rise, even more so due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, it has helped both the end-users and the online retailers.
2. Instant and efficient access to information
Information is the key to achieving success in anything. No matter what you do, you require information and data to make a correct insight-based decision. Technology has brought information to our fingertips. Everyone owning a device like a computer, smartphone, laptop, and more can easily access a vast volume of information on the internet.
Instant information access allows us to quickly know anything going on in the world within no time. For instance, while sitting in one part of the world, we can easily access the news from the other parts. Similarly, we can get hundreds of answers to even the simplest of doubts that comes to our mind.
3. The essence of personalization
We have always said and believed that everyone is unique. However, we used to rely on one-size-fits-all solutions. Technology is what has brought personalization up to a massive extent in our lives. In fact, it is now a part of most business strategies. It is advised that businesses should get ready for personalization as it is the future of how organizations will operate. But how technology made all this possible? Well, the two most significant technologies contributing to personalization are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Every smart device that we use, such as smartphones or smartwatches, is the outcome of IoT. It can gather and send user information to connected devices over the internet, hence the name. While IoT collects all the information, AI can put it to use. AI is an algorithm-based technology that can segment users into different groups based on the news. Thus, with a combination of AI and IoT, businesses can achieve hyper-personalization.
4. The emergence of smart cities
Smart cities have become the new talk of the town. They use different technologies such as AI, IoT, big data analytics, blockchain, etc. These smart cities are a perfect example of how technology has revolutionized our lives for the better.
With the help of various technologies, smart cities collect data and information through multiple touchpoints, analyze it, and then use the insights to make better decisions and make our life efficient. For instance, they can monitor natural resources’ consumption by a building and make decisions to reduce it and increase environmental sustainability.
The ways mentioned in this list are just the tip of the iceberg. We have not even scratched the surface yet. There are more ways technology has revolutionized our lives and made it better and easier for us. However, we need to use technology wisely as the wrong usage can do more harm than good.