From 2006-2016: A technology leap

7th Dec 2016
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Technology growth has been exponential. A decade back, desktops were in fashion, and today most people are shifting to tablets and iPads. Tech usage had increased by leaps and bounds. There have been developments, changes, innovations, mindset changes, hacks, and leaks – all thanks to the technological advancement. A tech friendly world has enabled us to move from manual work to automated or tech-based solutions. Information is now at our finger tips and making lives so much easier.

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Here is a list of some these fascinating pieces of technology which have changed our lives for the better:

Smartphone

We are now so used to our smartphones that if we were asked to imagine life without them, we would feel spineless. Be it texting, socialising, ordering food, getting clothes ironed, or scheduling a laundry pick-up, a significant part of our lives has become app-based, the credit for which is owed to the quick shift in technology in this segment.

Wi-Fi

A decade ago, Wireless Fidelity, or Wi-Fi, seemed like a dreamlike concept to many. The internet was not easily available so easily, and even if we were lucky to have it, it would be a super slow BSNL dial-up or a broadband service. These days, the internet is not restricted to just our offices and homes. Many public places offer free or paid Wi-Fi services, allowing you to access the internet on the go.

Maps

Smartphone apps have revolutionised the way people travel. There was a time where finding someone’s office or home was a tedious affair, but now such locations are readily available on various map apps. Some street view apps also let you see how a particular area or location looks like.

E-wallets

Thanks to demonetisation, e-wallets can easily make it to this list. Ten years ago, India was not even comfortable with plastic money (debit/credit cards). Today, more and more people are switching to e-wallet-based payment systems.

3-D printing

A technology which, even today, is no less than a wonder to everyone, 3-D printing is changing the way things are produced. The tech enables the creation of three dimensional solid objects from a digital source.

Storage spaces

While CDs and DVDs were the most common way to store data a decade back, today pen drives and portable hard disks have taken over. Their smaller size and increased data capacity has made the latter a popular choice among the crowd now.

The world is moving so swiftly and rapidly becoming tech-driven. By the looks of things, the few things that we now do manually are likely to soon be replaced by technology. For example, drones could the next big thing. Photography, satellite, surveillance, advertising, and live stock monitoring could aggressively make use of drones. Another advancement going to grab eyeballs are driverless cars. Tesla is continuously working in this direction to make transport easier and stress-free. Use of Artificial Intelligence in health is also a space to watch out for. Humans have left no stone unturned!

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