“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not a part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road” -Stewart Brand
Can you ever imagine your life without technology? Perhaps not, and maybe never. This word ‘Technology’ has transformed the world which we live in. Since the beginning of human history, there have been advancements in technology. These advancements have had huge impacts on the way we live, the way we communicate, the way we travel, the way we learn and so many changes have been brought about by these continuous technological advancements. With the changing lifestyles and growing demands of people, the need for advancements in technology to cope up with these changes is quite high. People prefer comfort and convenience and this becomes the major driving force for the invention of a new technology. Competition and consumerism are also key drivers of the rapid rates of advancement in technology.
Technological advancements have helped businesses and organizations save time and cost of production. The best example for this would be the use of 3G/4G broadband internet service. Small organizations have taken advantage of this super-fast internet to reach their target customers thereby cutting down on operational costs. This was not at all possible earlier for small companies as they did not have enough money to afford the expensive adverting media like television to reach any target market. Apart from this, even in the field of medicine and health care, technological advancements have saved so many innocent lives. The development of new drugs and treatment techniques have helped in curing challenging human diseases which were quite impossible to cure a few years back. Apart from these advancements have also been made in various sectors like transportation, communication, agriculture, education to name a few.
The advancement in technology has been exceptionally fast in the 20th and 21st century. With electronic technology and machines being produced and improved all the time, it was very likely that along with the positive aspects of these new advancements, people would also consider the negative aspects and look to criticize new technology. Technology will always have negative aspects because it depends on what the use of the technology is for and who is using it. The great Albert Einstein once said “Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal”. Technological advancement has made humans very lazy and technology users are so dependent on new advance tech tools that this laziness has resulted into less innovation. It has increased health risks because technology users generally exercise less. One of the biggest negative claims seen in past years was against the advancement of gaming technology. Computer games consisting of stealing, shooting, killing and hurting random people have had a very serious impact on the minds of teenagers and have given them the idea of replicating these things in real life. In such a case the game makers are generally blamed for creating such a technology.
Well, let me introduce myself. I am Pallav Pattnaik, an Engineer by profession and a fast bowler by passion. I am quite a tech-savvy person and love to explore and analyze new technical innovations. My articles are focused on bringing innovative and cool technology closer to people and being an engineer by profession, I feel that it is my role to make the audience aware of the current developments in the technology market and to show how these technologies can make our lives simpler and more comfortable. At the same time, I would also be highlighting the downside of the particular technology to help people make a right balance while handling new and innovative cutting edge technology. At the end, we all want to use technology to make our lives happier and more enjoyable.