How Technology Can Make Our Lives, And Us, Better
Technology has, without a doubt, improved our quality of life significantly. Okay, so maybe I’m not the best person that should be saying this because I’m an absolute tech nerd, but really, modern technology has given us so much. For instance, we are able to communicate with each much easier than we were able to 20 or 30 years ago. Just think how much cell phones help us on a daily basis, whether it’s for business or personal matters. And not just cell phones.
High-speed internet, coupled with software such as Skype, has enabled us to communicate with just about anyone on the globe. To be fair, you could have done that before, but you would have probably had a stroke at the end of the month when you had received your telephone bill. Nowadays, you can talk for free for as long as you want.
Also, if you want to buy something, it is available for you online, and all you have to do is click on that tiny “Buy” button, and it will be delivered to you in a matter of hours or days. But, those are just some of the creature comforts we have come to embrace as something normal. The internet can also be used to help others, and not just ourselves. It is the perfect medium to spread the word or raise awareness about a certain issue or a problem.
I was recently doing some research into medical careers and came across a range of websites with tons of information about different medical careers and salaries – like http://nursesalaryguide.net/ – it covered several nurse specialties including Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Another site – here – dealt specifically with becoming a medical assistant, covering lots of salary data. The point is – in a very short time I had gathered a massive amount of information, my research was made incredibly quick and easy thanks to the internet!
It doesn’t have be nursing or medical careers, you can connect with people in your line of work, regardless of what you do, just by doing a simple thing such as creating a group on Facebook, writing your own blog, or starting up a website, or better yet, a forum.
It is things like that that help people connect with each other, share experiences and expertise, and even make them decide to do something that can have a significant positive impact. All they have to do is take their collective knowledge, which can be considerable, and apply it to achieve a certain goal or a mission.
Furthermore, the internet is one big library, with vast amounts of knowledge. You can pretty much learn anything, if you put enough effort into it. I, for one, have learned to speak a new language, solely though courses, books and materials I found on the internet. I even managed to improve my accent, by meeting some native speakers online, and chatting with them on Skype. And it doesn’t have to be a foreign language. It’s even better if you are more oriented toward visual arts, such as design, drawing, photography or cinematography.
There is a whole mountain of useful and informative content if you are into that kind of stuff. It may even help you discover a talent you didn’t even know you had, which can eventually become a career. If not, there’s always the satisfaction of learning something new, and that is still pretty cool in my book.