Technology has simplified life in several ways including providing easy access to information, advanced communication technology tools, convenience of housing and shopping, improved entertainment and improved efficiency and productivity. Technology has also encouraged innovation and creativity in society and enhanced convenience in doing business.
Information technology includes tools that store, receive and transmit information electronically. The use of emails, mobile phones, instant messaging, social networking applications and videoconferencing has simplified the way people and organizations communicate. Such tools allow people to communicate instantly with others from any part of the world at a relatively cheaper cost. Advancement in transport technology has seen the introduction of electric trains and airplanes that have made it easy to travel long distances within a short period of time.
Technology has facilitated the development of creative platforms that have led to creation of jobs and enhanced communication such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Google and Amazon. Social networking technologies help people reconnect with old friends. Adoption of technology has spawned new industries and professions such as programmers, database managers, system analysts and Web designers. New architectural technology has improved the quality of current house designs. Automated doors that use finger prints have enhanced security in homes and organizations. Installation of webcams allows parents to monitor activities in the home while they are away.
This could be possible only because of technological advancement in health sector. There is perhaps no field of human life which has not been affected by technology. Agriculture, industry, profession, health, education, art, political processes, recreation, religious activities and daily life activities all are under the influence of technology.
But, it is important to keep in mind that technological advancement has affected human life both positively as Well as negatively. Not only that life has become easy and comfortable, there are also indications of several threats to life and society in the future due to use/misuse of modern technology.
The nature and extent of development the human society has experienced by now is heading towards crises in future. The sustainability of development is in question today. This has happened only due to irrational use of technology.