The technology revolution has had a profound impact on our lives. From social media to work, we take a look at the most affected areas.

The 21st century is a time when technology has a profound impact on almost all aspects of life. This includes safety and transport efficiency, as well as access to food, healthcare, socialization, productivity, and accessibility to information. Global communities have been able to form, and ideas and resources can be easily shared. Overuse of certain technologies has been linked to mental health problems, social division, and privacy concerns.

Technology is something we take for granted every single day, whether it’s getting us the most recent news, making our cappuccino, or connecting us to a loved one halfway around the country (or the globe).

Which of all the latest innovations are you most grateful for? Is the coronavirus epidemic making us more dependent on technology, or helping us to overcome the year’s problems?

Here are the most significant ways tech has affected our lives in recent times.

Improved communication
Alexander Graham Bell’s first words were “Come here, Watson. I need to meet you.” This was in 1876 when he introduced his revolutionary invention. It’s safe to say that the reliable telephone has had a long and successful run. Bell had originally envisioned that there would be one in every town. Bell was correct – there is one in everyone’s pockets these days. Technology has made it possible to communicate with people via messaging and social media.

Video calling is another medium that has experienced a boom over the past few years. Video calling isn’t new. It has been around as long as Bell’s phone. But, with high-speed broadband at reasonable prices, it’s easy to send and get the data required for a video conference.

Privacy is being reduced
Our lives are more online than ever. One report states that Americans spent 6 1/2 hours online in 2019, a figure that has risen steadily since the lockdowns began.

Shopping? You can do it on Amazon. What’s better than catching up with your friends? You can use FaceTime, Snapchat, or email. Do you want to be entertained? Netflix or online gaming. Do you want to research? Google is your friend. Google can help you with almost every aspect of your daily life. It seems that the amount of time we spend online will only grow.

Privacy is being reduced
Our lives are more online than ever. One report states that Americans spent 6 1/2 hours online in 2019, a figure that has risen steadily since the lockdowns began.

Shopping? You can do it on Amazon. What’s better than catching up with your friends? You can use FaceTime, Snapchat, or email. Do you want to be entertained? Netflix or online gaming. Do you want to research? Google is your friend. Google can help you with almost every aspect of your daily life. It seems that the amount of time we spend online will only grow.

Accessible Shopping
We’ve already mentioned that shopping online has become a popular and convenient way to shop. However, it’s not right to ignore the high street. While you can order delivery online, that’s not the same).

Technology has not abandoned physical shopping. Contactless cards and phone payments mean that we no longer have to worry about cashing out or entering a PIN. All you need is to tap to pay.


Access to better information
It’s easy to find out what you need today by clicking a few buttons. Many of us don’t even have to leave the spot. We can simply grab our phones and go online, or ask our smart home assistants.

Although it may seem distant, it wasn’t that long ago that you would have to visit the library to get more information on a subject. These technological advances have allowed for thousands of web pages to be created that are dedicated to just about anything, from crochet patterns (Google returns 129,000,000 results) and Roman history (1,360,000,000 results).

Virtual Social Lives
Social media has also made a significant impact on our lives. The industry has advanced rapidly and it seems like the early days of MySpace and the original Facebook are a distant memory. Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram offer real-time insight into other people’s lives. This is true regardless of whether they are friends with few followers or celebrities with millions.

Businesses are also getting in on the action. A social media manager with a keen eye for brand reputation is essential.