What is your view on technology and how fast it is growing? If you take a look at your surroundings, you’re bound to see a piece of technology. From a digital clock to a high-functioning laptop, technology is very much involved in our everyday lives. How far has technology advanced though and will it continue to improve? I say that we have only seen a glimpse of what technology can really do.
When the first computer came out decades ago it took up an entire room and had the functions of a modern day dollar store battery. When the first mobile phone came out years ago, it was the size of brick, but after just a few years we now have phones that are almost paper-thin. Yes, the list of how much technology has changed and improved is a long one indeed, and the great thing about it all is that it keeps breaking the boundaries. Even when you think something has reached the best it can be whether it’s the newest operating system or the graphic qualities that a video game can provide, technology will always overtake their previous designs, given an adequate amount of time.
With the way technology has progressed, it has become a crutch for us without us even realizing it. Many individuals would find it hard to do daily activities if they were stripped of their current technology. An architect who only specialized in designing buildings via a computer program might find their work stagnant if the program was taken from them and they were told to finish a building design using a pencil and paper, what would have taken an hour to complete might now take day to finish. We are not dependent on technology though, it helps further us. We’ve been able to explore areas that had been in the dark for years (top of mountains, underwater depths, space). We’re constantly making smarter technology as well such as the google self-driving car that will take us securely from point A to point B.
Before you know it, technology that is shown in hit tv shows and movie will become a reality. A fully-functioning Millennium Falcon from “Star Wars” could be built in a few years; technology such as teleportation is currently being studied in Japan who knows what the technological will be like in a few years. One thing that will remain consistent is the easy to use user interface. No matter how much technology advance, it would be pointless if a regular consumer is unable to use it. Technology is meant to evolve around us, no point in making a high-processing computer if the regular everyday user is unable to work around it. The day technology stops growing is when we ourselves are unable to keep up with it, which will never happen.