Much has been said about the impact of technology on our lives in the past 50 years. Technology has grown at an unbelievable pace since the introduction of the very first computer in 1946. The ENIAC was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania and began construction in 1943 and was not completed until 1946. It occupied about 1,800 square feet and used about 18,000 vacuum tubes, weighing almost 50 tons. Fast forward to 2017, just 71 years later, computers today can be as small as a fly.
If we look at smartphones today that are generally being called modern computers because they can outperform some computers; their advancement has been breathtaking. The first smartphone was introduced by Steve Jobs on June 29, 2007, at Macworld convention, the tech world was amazed, and ever since has been in a race to produce the most advanced cellphone to date. If Steve Job were to come back and look at smartphones in 2017, he would literally die of joy. The same can also be said about any other technologies surrounding us, from our televisions to even our glasses.
Although technology has improved significantly, most people will argue that modern technologies are not meant to improve our lives but instead to enrich few capitalist shareholders who had nothing to do with the improvement of the technology we have today. People still think that modern technology will drive us to a virtual world with no actual meaning. Look at today’s world, we have the most advanced technologies since the beginning of time but most people aren’t able to afford them. The working conditions of those who make our smartphones have been described by the United Nations as slave labour.
On the other side of the argument, people still have faith that modern technology will change our world for the better. It will take a whole book to explain the importance of technology in our lives today; modern technology has helped us accomplish what would have been deemed science fiction just 15 years ago. If technology is being put to good use, it could drastically improve our living conditions; even change the living conditions of animals on the planet. Technology has been changing the way most companies operate; in today’s world it is possible to use meeting room scheduler to improve the efficiency of a company. With room display, a company can magnificently manage meetings and operate at a better pace.
It is been said that necessity is the mother of invention, the more we need, the more we will create. The living conditions of most people on earth can be changed with modern technology. The real question is: Will people let technology ruin our lives or, will people improve technology in order to create a perfect world?
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