Our insatiable demand for technology goes on and on. But, it’s not just a consumer thing, businesses realise that in order to remain at the forefront of their industry, embracing developing technology is essential.
Home and industry
Once upon a time, simply owning a computer was a big thing. Now, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We have tablets, phones, even watches that are effectively a computer. We use technology rather than products to listen to music or read a book. Beyond that, in the home, technology is taking over the way we complete everyday tasks, indeed there are even some tasks which now can be taking place even whilst you’re not there! Hands up if you own a robot vacuum.
In industry, it’s pretty much the same. Productivity is the watchword these days with much being driven by technology. New advancements allow us to work smarter, faster, longer and with greater precision leading to better results than ever before.
It’s important not to ignore the benefits we all may experience from improved technology in healthcare. How many times have you or someone you know had a operation and proclaimed ‘it’s amazing what they can do these days’? Although much of this is down to greater understanding, this ultimately leads to the development of new kit to help to utilise knowledge to its fullest extent.
Where will this lead next?
Already talk is rife about the impending arrival of driverless vehicles, extending to lorries and transportation. Amazon are already trialing making deliveries using drones, a move which if successful will surely be adopted by other retailers. Maybe one of the more unusual problems surrounding advancing technology will be injuries caused by falling parcels from the skies? An issue which could lead to advancements in medical technology being required to cope with number of cases of such occurances!
Whilst advancements in technology shouldn’t be suppressed or feared particularly, the environmental impact does need to be addressed.
Quite apart from the hardware issues, the amount of science that goes into technology these days means that it’s not as easy simply to discard unwanted or obsolete items. Recycling has to be done professionally and ethically, taking into account the effect certain components may have on the environment if simply allowed to be placed into landfill.
It’s at this point that however we answer the question in this blog title, “where next for technology?” part of it must include dealing with things that are surplus to requirements. Technology will only truly advance what we know to be reality now, if people take responsibility for ensuring that what has gone before does not wreak havoc untold in the future.
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