Modern technology can be defined as the new developments in technology in the last 3-4 decades.
Technology has always revolutionized human life, since the beginning of human civilization. Industrial revolution in the early and middle twentieth century was an outcome of new scientific discoveries and of new technology inventions in that period. But the modern technology in the past few decades has entirely transformed human life to a new level of comfort, ease, communication and affluence. Modern technology is the single biggest factor responsible for the phenomenon of Globalization in the World Economy today.
What is Modern technology? Modern technology is an optimum combination of Internet technology, Information technology and Telecommunications technology. With the advent of Internet technology, a new channel of connectivity was established, that connected people from all corners of the world to the internet and in-turn with each other. With the development of Information technology, a new way of processing information and data was created. Internet browsing tools like search engines, and Online Social Media platforms gave each person access to information from all over the world. With the growth of Telecommunications technology devices like mobile phones, tablets, telecommunicated laptops, etc. came into the market. Interpersonal communication and online access is taken to the next level by the Telecommunications network.
Uses of modern technology in our daily lives include the following:
- You can do your daily shopping for groceries, clothes, etc. via your online device from the comfort of your home.
- You can access e-books, newspapers, magazines, journals, etc. from all corners of the world. Many are even available free of cost. This is a big advantage for students and schools, but even for the casual reader.
- You can have online access to your entertainment media like movies, music, soap operas, etc. whenever you want.
- With modern technology travel and tourism has become very easy. You can browse online and select through various options of travel like train, flights, buses, etc. You can compare and choose the most economical and convenient option. Hotel bookings can also be done online, even in different countries. You can even book your taxis, parking spots, restaurants, tourist attractions, etc. via your online device.
Modern technology has elevated our lives to a new level of comfort and ease.