5 Powerful Ways the Evolution of Technology is Impacting Today's Society

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

5 Powerful Ways the Evolution of Technology is Impacting Today's Society


From our gadgets to how we gather and deal with Big Data, technology continues to evolve to meet our changing needs. Here are five ways that technology and its evolution is reshaping our lives.

The evolution of technology is bringing with it an unprecedented number of changes in the dynamics of modern society. As someone living in this era, it is quintessential to know these technological revolutions occurring in order to adapt accordingly. Failure to do so can cause missed job opportunities and inefficiencies in the way one lives that could've otherwise been averted if you actually paid attention. Here are five life-changing ways that technology and its evolution is reshaping civilization.

More Tech Gadgets to Play With

According to an expert from Santa Fe Institute, technology is giving birth to an entirely new set of products with the use of existing commodities. This phenomenon is known as "combinatorial evolution". The greater the number of products, the more materials humans can gather or create with, which means an increased number of permutations that will give birth to new technology. This cycle will go on and on into the future, each time increasing possibilities of what humans can do and create.

More Accurate Data

Chemists, microbiologists, and other scientific experts are having a field day with the impact of technological evolution in their respective fields. More specifically is the improved method of data collection and accuracy of the data collected. Companies including CPI International are paving the way to more analytical and higher-quality solutions for a vast range of procedures including spectroscopy and microbiology.

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Faster Information Transfer Rates

eLearning, or online learning, websites are becoming increasingly popular both as standalone and supplementary education. While still relatively nascent, the current trend of remote learning of different subjects including Science, Math, and Computing is a promising one that can lead to better job opportunities, more specialized workforces, higher intellectual capacities, and more.

Fewer Crimes

Smaller and clearer cameras will help trim down crime rates by discouraging wrongdoers out of fear they might get caught. Surveillance technology is also helping decrease the rate of wildlife poaching and deforestation through tactical drones and other portable technologies.

Alternative Energy

As the human population increases to gargantuous proportions, need for more energy is certain. Fossil fuel may no longer support this increasing demand for energy. Even if it does, fossil fuel has many drawbacks, one of which is environmental destruction. Alternative energy that's turned into hybrid or fully electric vehicles can help to reduce and, one day, completely eliminate the need for fossil fuel.

These five powerful technologies will continue to evolve into more efficient systems and products in the future. As an inhabitant of this planet, you are responsible for making sure that future technologies will be used for good rather than harm.

By  Lizzie WeakleyEmbed

Author Bio: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. Lizzie enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball.


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