Throughout the past few decades, technology has become more and more prominent in our everyday lives (ask the teenagers who spend an average 8 hours a day in front of a screen, be it a TV or a computer), and it is therefore just as increasingly important to remain aware of the advances technology still makes today.
The PDA and mobile phone for instance were once two separate devices, but have slowly been merged into a singular device we now refer to as the smart phone. Originally designed for business professionals, the smart phone has taken the world by storm, with hundreds of thousands of applications available across the major systems. From checking stock market prices in real time, to sending faxes via your mail box, to being able have a video conference, to playing Bejeweled, if you have a smartphone, you have essentially the world’s most useful technology at your fingertips.
Yet another example of the extraordinary pace of technology is television. None of us in the past had ever dreamed of watching a film that looked so real you subconsciously reached out with your fingers to touch it, and before we knew it, HD and 3D televisions became mainstream (although the latter hasn’t yet been fully exploited). Maybe the future even holds holographic televisions for those who wish to feel like they are right in the middle of the action (although it may seem a little far-fetched now).
Although these are only basic examples of the astonishing technological progress we have made in such a short time, they are nonetheless interesting examples of a changing society that is progressively relying more and more on technology to carry out daily tasks both at home and at work.
Check out this video and let your mind wander into a dream-like technological age