4 Ways Technology Has Improved Our Lives
It’s only really the older generation now that can even begin to think back to a time where technology was limited or non-existent. For everyone else, it’s seldom ever thought about – our lives have become reliant on technology and it’s hard to imagine a time where it wasn’t at our fingertips. While life once was possible without technology, there is no doubting the way that technology has made our lives a lot easier. Here are just a few examples of how.
Yes we still use maps, but nowadays these maps take a digital form. Whether it be on your phone or using a Sat Nav system, technology has improved how we find our way around. Gone are the days of huge maps of the road – I can’t even begin to imagine how hard that would be if you were on your own! The Sat Nav systems talk to us, tell us when to go off the motorway, and when to turn right, which makes the whole asking strangers for directions mid-drive a thing of the past.
Dissertations for an undergraduate course are, on average, 10,000 words long. It only occurred to me half-way through writing mine that, years ago, laptops or computers just didn’t exist. You couldn’t upload assignments online; instead, everything had to be handwritten and submitted in person. Today, students take things like ‘spell check’ for granted, and thanks to technology gone are the days of a mega size dictionary check on every word. Advances in technology have really helped to ease the process of writing a dissertation… just slightly.
Can’t find something in store in your size? You just go on to the website and order it there. Haven’t got time to go out shopping due to work? You just order something online! Don’t want to stress over the January sales by battling with other women for that top you want? Get it instead from the comfort of your own home. Technology has made shopping a much easier experience for us. Yes, there is the hassle of having to send something back if it doesn’t quite fit, but for busy people with busy lifestyles and little time to shop, online shopping has definitely saved their lives.
4. Money matters
Haven’t got any cash to pay your half of the pizza you just bought? Today it’s not a problem. There’s no hanging around and waiting for people to pay you back – you can now pay people in seconds through banking online. You can set up your direct debits and manage them yourself at home without having to step into a branch. Paying people has become much more convenient through technology. You can even download apps on your phone to bank on the go – say goodbye to those ten page bank statements and view them online instead!