How has technology affected our lives? (Top 7 )

Over the years, technology has been responsible for creating amazing resources, which has literally put all the information we need right at our fingertips. The advance of technology has made for some great discoveries, but at the same time has dramatically changed how we live our day-to-day lives.

Here are 7 examples of how technology has forever changed our lives.

Technology has changed the education system

Teaching systems have totally changed since our parents were young, they used to share notes with friends after class and would risk missing their homework if they hadn't managed to catch them in school; however, now this archaic 'notes' system has disappeared as we now save everything on a computer and share it through email. Even the virtual classrooms are more popular nowadays. You can get the knowledge on any subject from all over the world with the help of an online tutor. Whatever your age, through such advancements, you can join the virtual classroom at your convenient time and from your flexible place. So... there are no more excuses for not doing that maths homework! Didn't write it down? WeChat a friend. Didn't understand the work? Google it. Still can't get it? Email your teacher... I guess the dog peeing on your iPad could be your new excuse...

Technology has changed the ways of communication

We have gone past the tradition of heading to someone’s house and having a chat. That's because the internet and smartphones have changed the way we communicate with each other. We video call our friends anytime, anywhere. We Snapchat, Instagram, WeChat, Whatsapp, Facebook, FaceTime, iMessage, Skype, Tweet, Tumblr... We just can't stop ourselves! Wherever you are, wherever you go, social media will be right there waiting for you.

Nowadays, We spend time on unnecessary things

We connect with lots of people, friends with social media. Many families have found they lost relatives with social media. Whenever we are free, we go on social media to chat with friends to see others profiles and get to know them through their profile. When we are in the toilet, waiting for a car or even a lift, instead of enjoying the beauty around, we are busy 'communicating'. Even though it is not so important for us and our life, we still go on surfing. In fact, users between ages 16 and 24 are so addicted to the internet that they go on surfing unnecessary things on search engines for more than 27 hours a week on the internet, communications watchdog Ofcom said.

Technology has changed the way we greet

We don't pay postage in order to send birthday cards and wish someone we love a lovely day. If it is the birthday of someone, we simply send an e-card, email or a text message. Or else, we log onto one of our social media accounts and send the greeting. We don't even need to have written down the date or stored it in our memory; apps such as Instagram and Facebook send us reminders and prompts so that we never get in trouble for forgetting important dates! As you can see, the technological development has helped people to greet each other with minimum hassle. However, for someone really special, we can also go out of our way to buy them something special online and ship it to their address. Moreover, we can track online if the package is delivered on time.

It has changed the way we watch the television

Our television experience has also evolved along with the development of technology. In other words, we are not prisoners of the television schedule nowadays. We can watch whatever we want, at any time we want. We can even watch the television on the go with the help of our mobile devices.

It has changed the way we share

We don't use the traditional methods of sharing information. All of us have our own accounts in social media networks and we simply use them to share content. In fact, the social media networks have given us the opportunity to share anything at any given time. We can keep safe by using location and GPS trackers; we can share ideas, views and news; we can share pictures and life events with family and friends who are near and far. We can even access our social media accounts from different devices whenever we want.

It has changed the way we read

Hardcopy books have been replaced with e-readers, tablets and smartphones along with the development of technology. Therefore, we don't need to carry heavy books that can break our backs. Entire libraries can be stored on a device no bigger than a small notepad, giving you access to great literature and media at the touch of a finger. The e-readers and tablets can also read out something for us through audio features, therefore, we can even go through books while we are driving on the road.

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