If you are of a certain age, then over the years, you have quite possibly seen some amazing things happen to the world. In the last 20 years, we have seen the world change in some incredible ways, and it seems that the more that time goes on, the better things are getting.
Sometimes, we know the world can seem like a troubling place to live in, and what we read in the press and the things we see on television can often cause us to doubt how brilliant our generation truly is.
The truth is, as time goes on, we should be trying to concentrate on some of the amazing things that are happening in the world and maybe shift our focus to appreciating some modern wonders that are making our lives easier.
It is important to remember that while we are having to work harder than ever and there is more pressure on us that we may have ever known, every single day, there are remarkable people out there working on things that can make life so much easier to deal with.
In this post, we are going to be looking at some of the most incredible products and creations of the 21st century and seeing why they are doing so much for us and others all around the world.
The World Has Changed So Quickly
While it may have seemed a long time coming for some things, we really should take a step back and appreciate just how far we have come, especially over the last decade.
If you can, think back to what we had available to us during the 80s and 90s. If you really think back, the way we lived was completely different, and this was all down to what we had available to us.
Back in the mid to late 80s and early 90s, the walkman and Sony CD was sitting at the height of technology, and if you were quite well off, you might have had a ten-year-old Apple II to keep the family busy.
It seemed that all of a sudden, technology then took a sudden boost. Yes, we realize that the Super Famicom was amazing, and so was the sega genesis, but we reached the winter of 1994, and everything suddenly started to change.
Whether you like to admit it or not, December 3, 1994, was one of the most important dates in recent history, why? Well, this was the date that the Sony Playstation was released, and from this point, technology started to change forever.
If you look at the facts, this was the first successful effort in 3D gaming that didn’t look trash and the world stopped and realized what was possible, Shortly after this point, technology all over the world started to set it’s standards a lot higher and before we knew it. The world was getting ready to truly embrace the power of technology.
If we move forward only eight years to the year 2002, we now see that technology and the giants that controlled that world were slowly starting to make some changes that would rock the world as we know it.
While IBM had already been working on smartphones for a while by this time, Nokia had now found a foot in the market and decided to give the world the camera phone. While it may sound silly now, back then, this was revolutionary and blew us all away.
The truth is, all of these tiny steps that now seem insignificant truly revolutionized and helped shape the world we now live in. In the following section, we are going to see how some of these little things have become so much more to us in the modern world.
When we think of the modern technology that we couldn’t live without, we all instantly gravitate towards smart technology.
While it may be a broad category, we are going to take some time to appreciate just how amazing this tech really is and just how far it has come over the last decade. First and foremost, we obviously have to take a look at the smartphone.
Smartphones started their journey way back in 1994 and have taken one hell of a journey to get to the point that they are today. While many of us take advantage of how amazing smartphones really are today, we should reflect on how easy they now make our lives.
Before smartphones, if we wanted information, it was actually a rather complicated affair, so the first thing that smartphones came to offer us was a world of information in our pockets.
Having access to this is something that every one of us takes advantage of every day, but if you took a step back and imagined how different life would be without this, it may come as quite a culture shock.
Of course, smart technology didn’t stop with just phones; in fact, smart technology has gone on to make our lives so much easier in a world that is so incredibly demanding. Now, when it comes to the smart technology of the last five years that has made the biggest impact, we like to think the smart speaker is a life changer.
Some people regard a smart speaker as a fun little gimmick that is great to have around the home. The truth though, is that the smart speaker is so much more than this.
In today’s world, there are a lot of people with certain impairments that are not as fortunate as some. Having something around like a smart speaker can be what they need to give them a little freedom back in their lives.
Smart speakers can enable people that previously had no independence to do things that they never thought they would be able to without the aid of another. Smart speakers can give much in the way of independence to people with visual impairments, and we are sure in the coming years, they will be able to do so much more.
Of course, smart technology doesn’t stop there; you can now get everything from a pill sorter machine to a refrigerator that will notify you that you are running low on certain foods.
We are going to finish off today’s post by taking a look at the one thing that keeps us all sane in such a crazy world, and that is, of course, modern entertainment.
While we may have had the joy of television and gaming consoles for some years, over the last decade, even the ways we game and watch television have changed dramatically. While there were times we would sit down on a specific night of the week to watch our favorite shows with our family, the modern world has revolutionized this.
With thanks to a multitude of streaming services, we are now able to sit down and watch what we want, whenever we want to watch it without ever having to take a break. Modern streaming services have given us the time of binge-watching, and it’s something that everybody will do at some point.
It seems that not only has television changed a lot, one of the biggest changes to the modern world is all about the way we play games.
Modern gaming consoles offer something completely different from what a lot of people are used to. Long gone are the days where you simply played a game and completed it, it seems that gaming companies are now adding more and more content to games and revolutionizing the way we play.
What’s more than this, there is so much more to the games nowadays. It is thought that we have now reached the point we were always aiming for, and there is no way to better the graphical capabilities of the systems we use today.
So, now we have made it to this point, where do we go from here? Well, it seems that now the limit has been reached when it comes to graphics, all that is left is the journey to creating the ultimate in immersive experiences.
In truth, we don’t know when this point will be reached, or even if it will. It seems that this is one goal that has been around for a very long time, and even with the introduction of VR gaming, a well built and believable fully immersive experience is still far away.
Whatever the world of entertainment technology holds next, we do not know, but all we do know is that we are incredibly excited and cannot wait to see what it is.
So, there you have it; this was our brief look at why modern technology really does make the world an amazing place. We may have had some useless tech over the years, and in the coming years, we will probably have more, but what is more exciting is that we just don’t know how amazing technology will be in twenty years’ time.