Our world has become smaller due to technological advancements, and we are much better off in some aspects, all thanks to some very vital inventions and discoveries. Technology over the last few years has progressed by leaps and bounds and the world is benefiting from these major and exciting technological inventions and discoveries. A big argument against technology is the costs that go with its development which are ridiculously high. This sometimes limits its usage as well as placing it out of the reach of many people. But when all is said and done, the undeniable fact is that technology has helped us make many tasks today much easier. All the latest developments occurring in technology can be seen in many industries. There are some areas that have benefited from technology much more than others with costs of production having fallen, networking becoming easier, employment levels rising in some cases as well as humans becoming more much efficient in handling many complex tasks and processes.
Benefits of Technology in Healthcare
One sector that has greatly benefited from technology is the healthcare industry. Perhaps it is the biggest beneficiary of advancing technology. Medical research has led to a halt in many diseases, as well as leading to the discovery of many drugs and certain medicines that have aided in preventing many deadly diseases. Millions of lives have been saved as a result of medical technologies due to communication between patients and doctors which has become easier and more personal. Personal records of patients are maintained on computers, which make it easier to study the symptoms and carry out diagnosis conditions that were once totally unexplainable. There have been new medicines developed that have led to the end of many types of illnesses and diseases. Medical research has also become much more advanced. Every ailment seemingly has a cure these days, or at least a prevention measure. Another benefit is that the costs of medical procedures and operations have fallen in leaps and bounds over the decades.
Benefits of Technology in Education
Technology in the classroom and its benefits in schools have opened up a whole new learning environment. Knowledge is easily obtained with the help of internet and it has become much easier to help children with special needs. This is because personalised learning has come to the fore enabling students to pick their own curriculum and set their own targets. Distance learning is easy now with E-learning and online education making it simple and systematic because they have immediate responses to their queries, making the whole education process just a whole lot faster.
Benefits of Technology in Communication
Communication technology has experienced huge growth, what with social networking and blogging opening up a whole new world to people from remote places all over the world. People can now communicate with each other on the move, and there are no limitations because the speed of talking to one another is instantaneous, being able to carried out form just about anywhere. Now the world is a smaller place because no one is out of reach any more. Clarity in communication has improved because of better audio quality and video quality. Information reaches people quicker too and responses can be received immediately.
Companies too have benefited greatly with the help of advanced machines and equipment, and this has led to a rise in the standard of living of people. Many think the world is a better place thanks to technology and that the future looks much brighter, thanks to technological advancements.