Today technology is no longer wanted; it is an actual NEEDED. Like food, clothing, and shelter, it is detrimental to anyone not having the technological know-how to run their day to day activities. In the past, some parts of the world was reserved for the chosen few; the elite. It is now a do or die affair. A scramble for space in the technological niche will make or break an individual.
The smartphone, Wow! This invention took the world by storm. It consolidated different parts of daily life into one. We no longer have wall clocks, watches, newspapers, books, calendars, radio, calculators, and letters sending via post box; all these are in one gadget. With a smartphone, you can now work from home, attend meetings, learn languages, and manage tasks. Traveling is easy using transport and logistics apps to book for flights and taxi services via our phones. Lifestyle apps that offer recipes, movies, hair care, farming tips, and interior design, not to mention online shopping and e-commerce, are also available on the smartphone. A smartphone is a go-to gadget that makes life easy and trendy.
When I saw my first computer, I was elated. Today I know, the speed at which it was operating was discouraging. Fast-forward NOW, computers are increasingly smaller and faster hence portable and, most importantly, personal. The advantage is, you can now work virtually everywhere with or without fiber optic cables; as long as you have a mobile service provider, you can access all you need by hot-spotting or tethering your laptop to your smartphone. Almost every school now has computer classes, with at least one member of the student’s immediate or extended family, own a computer.
In today’s world, most computers have taken the shape of tablets, which are small enough to fit in hand but large enough to present text in a decent size. They also do not require a keyboard or a mouse for operation. Not only are they much cheaper than laptops and PCs, but they are also very efficient. Tablet apps use touch screen effects and deliver an experience that can otherwise not be available on a computer. The choice of tablets in 2020 depends on the operating system, either Android or IOS, and the buyer budget. One assurance I can give is whatever budget you have; rest assured will be sorted.
It wouldn’t be worth mentioning technological evolution without saying social media. Instagram, Facebook, Snapshot, and Tik tok are all anchored on smart gadgets. The quality of videos and pictures are rooted in the megapixels, filters, and editing tools available. It is a symbiotic relationship for all smart devices in that while you can do all you possibly can with a smartphone or tablet, you cannot do it all. You will require either a desktop computer or laptop to put in the finer details, even with the presence of photo or video editing filters.
How about the evolution of video conferencing, with applications like Zoom, Google meet, Microsoft team for video and audio calls? School records, religious activities, organizational meetings, medical conferences are now running on a virtual platform. While there are critics that technology is harmful, I dare say it is doing more good than harm in this day and age. There are endless possibilities to explore when it comes to technology today and beyond; however much you can resist it, you cannot resist an idea whose time has come. Do not be left behind, join the technology bandwagon, and vote for technology.