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Published on July 10th, 2019 | by voxx


Technology Advancements & Changes To Life

Technology is a part of everyday life, whether your phone and your alarm or something as simple as the coffee you make in the morning. Technology is used everywhere, in the home as well as in schools and pretty much every work environment. With this in mind, I think it’s fair to say technology is very important and a necessity for our lives today. It’s also changing the way we do things.

With the upsurge in usage of and need for technology, many new features continue to become a part of everyday life. When you go to McDonalds, for example, there is now a system to order without having to go to the till. Cars have also advanced, as well as Bluetooth and wireless charging for your phones, and we now even have the ability to completely control our devices with a watch. All of this has become possible because of technology. Shopping is now much easier, and the way we shop is changing. We can now sit at home and with a few clicks on a phone or tablet a basket full of shopping is ordered, to be delivered to our doors with no hassle.

While technological advancement is making our lives easier, it’s not without its problems. For one thing, if people don’t have to leave their homes to go to the shop, it will have a long-term effect on their health and fitness. High street shops could soon become warehouses instead, meaning many will lose their jobs and no longer get to have meaningful connections with other people. The skills required for working in retail will change drastically, and new skills will need to be learned. And this doesn’t just apply to shopping. Soon, we may not have to do anything for ourselves anymore. With advancements such as Alexa and Google Home, it’s only a matter of time before robots will be talking to us, managing our entire lives and not just our playlists or alarms.

Yes, in theory, a new vacuum cleaner to get to those extra dust particles is not a problem, but the more we improve and advance technology, the more automated we as a society will become. Manual work could be a thing of the past, leaving only jobs in more creative sectors open. The world is changing, and it could change even further, and this is all because of technology.

- By Lewis Jones

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