Technology is the application of scientific knowledge to practical aims, or as it is sometimes phrased, to the change and manipulation of the human environment. It is an inescapable part of any culture, and it shapes and reflects that culture in turn.
Technology has been a driving force in the history of civilization, shaping the way we work, live and communicate with each other. Let’s take a trip in a time machine and get an overview of the many technological advancements that have changed our lives:
Mechanics and Machines
The first-ever technology, stone tools, allowed people to hunt for food; the invention of the wheel led to chariots and then cars; advances in agriculture and sanitation helped humanity become more self-sufficient; guns and bows replaced arrows and other weapons; telegraphs and telephones made it possible to communicate instantly across the globe; computers revolutionized data storage and processing; and satellites launched the Internet.
Education and Learning
The use of advanced technologies such as tablets, laptops and VR/AR devices in education makes lessons interesting for students. This helps teachers keep students’ attention and makes it easier for them to explain complex concepts and science through immersive sessions.
In business, technology can act as a USP for companies and help them to stand out in the competition. It also helps them improve their services to customers and employees by improving processes. However, some technological innovations can also pose serious security risks and expose sensitive information to cybercriminals.