The modern world is growing more and more advanced with new technology being invented every day, and it’s clear that this trend won’t be stopping anytime soon. We take so much of this tech for granted nowadays, especially when it comes to our everyday lives, and it’s important to remember that even though we often don’t think about it at the time, we are using so many new advances on a daily basis. Here are just some of the ways in which technology has changed our daily lives in so many ways over the years…
When it comes to getting information and staying connected with friends, work colleagues, family, and anyone else that could possibly be of value in your day-to-day life, we often turn to our phones or computers. This is especially true for young professionals just starting out on their own. While it may not seem like a huge deal at first glance (after all, how much time do you really spend online?) but, remember: Multiply any amount of time by 365 (or so) and suddenly things look a little different! All that screen time can begin to add up… which is why limiting screen time (even if it’s just an hour a day) can make a big difference.
It wasn’t that long ago that there was no such thing as a smartphone. I mean, yeah, there were mobile phones, but they were not what we’d call smart. Today, however, it seems like having a computer in your pocket is as normal as having a remote control for your TV. But did you know that smartphones and other handheld devices account for more than 90% of all data traffic? Just think about how far things have come in just over ten years! It was 2008 when Samsung unveiled their first-ever Android smartphone—and less than two years later they had sold 100 million! We aren’t kidding when we say people love their tech.
We live in a world full of technology and innovations. Everything is digitalized, computers are more powerful, smartphones are better than ever, video games have been taking over our spare time and it feels like there isn’t an innovation that hasn’t occurred yet. Everyone can use a computer and browse through some applications or websites, but not everyone knows what makes technology work so well. 5G networks have only recently been made available for public usage, bringing along plenty of new features for us to enjoy! Let’s take a look at everything we can do with these technologies.
Smart Watches and Smart Glasses
Apart from keeping you connected, smart watches and glasses can make you more productive. For example, you can set reminders on your watch or pair them with a smartphone to sync with your calendar. If used right, these devices could help you manage your schedule more efficiently. Also, they offer countless health tracking features and apps to help keep track of how active (or sedentary) you are throughout each day. Many also have stress-monitoring functionality—which we all could use! Just be sure to limit yourself to one or two wearables at a time: Having too many connected devices is yet another way for us to disconnect from what’s going on around us in real life.
The future is officially here, thanks to self-driving cars. The technology is amazing, but it’s not without flaws—there have been several reported accidents and mishaps. For example, Google just settled with an Uber-like company over allegations that they stole information from them. When self-driving cars become a more prevalent part of our everyday life, it’ll be important to read reviews on a company and make sure you don’t end up in a similar situation.
Home Technology (Internet of Things)
Since each city is different and contains various considerations, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for creating a smart city. As such, cities need to carefully consider their individual infrastructure needs and determine how to improve those systems using innovative technologies. By connecting existing infrastructure with new technology and then analyzing how it works, cities can build a digital foundation that supports current activities while also facilitating future growth. In doing so, they will create more efficient systems and become better at responding to challenges as they arise. Companies are working on solutions that address some of these challenges through networks like Cisco’s Intelligent City Framework (ICF).
Smart Cities (Digital Infrastructure)
Cities are now building digital infrastructure that allows for better and more efficient urban planning, city management, and overall civic engagement. Digital Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is already present in some cities to provide residents with free Wi-Fi on public transportation, smart parking meters, e-books from municipal libraries and smart trash cans that notify sanitation workers when they need to be emptied. A number of cities are also working towards building smart grid energy grids that allow them to produce power locally—eliminating bottlenecks in energy transmission while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. The advent of digital infrastructure will lead to smarter municipalities and happier citizens.