Technology is all around us. It shapes and often dictates how we go about our everyday tasks. Every day, we hear about how technology is reshaping industries and businesses alike. However, we frequently fail to notice how technology is affecting us. We get so used to using it that it becomes as natural as breathing.
Saying that technology has made our lives simpler is an understatement. Technology has made a lot of things easier for us and, therefore, made our lives easier as well. With that in mind, let’s have a look at how technology is actually making things simple.
Safer online payments
Before we talk about security, let’s take a look at online payments. You can buy anything you want from the comfort of your home. Modern technology, such as augmented reality (AR), allows you to try out things you find online.
If you’re satisfied with the outcome, you can simply order it and it will arrive at your doorstep either the same day or the next one. As for the payments, they’re more secure than ever before, again thanks to technology.
Whatever you purchase online or in-store can be additionally secured from cyber attacks, identity thefts and other dangers. Nowadays, we even have biometric scans as a means for additional security and authentication for more secure payments.
The concept of a smart home is still in development. However, we do, in fact, have functional smart houses available today. So what exactly is a smart home? Simply put, it’s a combination of smart devices and IoT (Internet of Things) that communicate and work together to create a unique experience.
For instance, smart appliances allow you to control them remotely via smartphone. They’re not just smart but energy-efficient and useful. You can even program your fridge to order groceries when it detects you’re running low on supplies.
Aside from that, we have smart solutions for home security. You can have drones patrolling your property while acquiring information from other smart devices. If they detect an intruder or an emergency, they automatically notify you and the local authorities.
Mining the money
Cryptocurrencies and their complementary blockchain technology have been around for some time now. People saw this new trend as a way to earn some extra money. More specifically, you can basically mine the money. Yes, technology made making money quite easy.
All you need is a reliable crypto miner and it will do what’s necessary so you don’t have to worry too much about it. As you may already know, cryptos are quite valuable these days so once you mined enough coins or tokens, you can sell them or exchange them for other goodies.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI is one of the most popular buzzwords in the technology world. Each year a new breakthrough happens in the field of AI development, most in demand tech jobs. Of course, we are far from the Terminator scenario, which is fortunate.
However, we find the use of AI in our everyday lives and it made a lot of things far simpler than they were. Oftentimes, we don’t even know that we’re interacting with some form of AI on a daily basis. Here are a few examples where we can find AI technology:
- Chatbots – We communicate with these things on messaging apps.
- Voice assistants – Almost every household today has Alexa, Cortana, Siri or some other imaginary lady helping them search for things online
- Healthcare – A lot of medical facilities leverage AI to diagnose and properly treat patients
- Online search – Search engines use AI to predict what you need
- Mobile apps – A lot of apps are powered by AI to provide a better experience
- Mobile banking – Secured and seamless transactions are the result of AI technology
- Recommendations – Product recommendations on eCommerce websites originate from AI
Remember the days before mobile phones replaced landlines? That’s almost ancient history today. Technology has simplified and revolutionized communication as we know it. You can communicate with anyone in the world at any time. All it takes is a push of a button.
Messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber and many others, are now used from messages and calls alike. The internet has created a whole new world of seamless communication and we’re using it every day. The days of landlines, fax machines and cellular phones are long gone. The days of social media, smartphones and seamless data transfers are here to stay.
Technology, in many ways, influences our lives. We rely on technology almost every day. The main reason is that it makes our lives so much easier. Every year, technology brings something new and innovative to the table and we are the first in line to adopt these new technologies in an effort to further simplify our lives.