The role and impact of technology in our personal and working lives are growing. Understanding how people shape technology and how technology shapes people’s interactions with each other and the natural world is important not only for those who research, develop, and innovate new technologies. But also, for all individuals and organizations that use these technologies in their work and personal lives.
The Century of Technology:
Technology is not a neutral word. Different people will give it different meanings depending on their point of view and context. The term “technology” became popular in the 20th century in the wake of the Second Industrial Revolution.
Technology and Need of Human Being:
Instead of simply understanding the workings of the natural world, technology is taking steps to meet a human need, which is the goal of science. The invention of the microscope is driven by the need to explore the small world, beyond our helpless theory. As a result of this technical solution to a long-standing problem, we have been able to understand the world’s utility, which has led to the development of more technologies.
From Tesla’s new electric car or Mercedes, there is a lot of technological advancement from autonomous vehicles. This is more than just the latest Apple and Fitness Tracker wrist jewelry that can tell you what you ate two weeks ago.
For seniors, technological change can mean the difference between dependence and independence.
Technology and Science:
The difference between science, engineering, and technology is not always clear. Science is the systematic knowledge of the physical or material world obtained through observation and experiments and logics. The relationship between technology and science is not visible but it cannot function without each other. Technology is often the result of science and engineering, although technology as a human activity precedes both fields.
For example, science can study the flow of electrons in an electrical conductor using pre-existing tools and knowledge. This newly acquired knowledge can then be used by engineers to create new tools and machines such as semiconductors, computers, and other forms of modern technology.
It uses far more than scientific knowledge, and as much as it contains the values of facts, the knowledge of practical craftsmanship is as much theoretical knowledge. The iPod is an example of where the physics of making a small device is matched with a creative design to give the iconic accessory.
Latest Trends of Technology of 2021:
In this technological age, it is essential to learn and develop your skills. This will help you prepare yourself to get the highest paying job in the field of your choice. And if you are already a professional, learning new technologies and tools will take you an inch closer to the growth you have always dreamed of. Expanding your arsenal of skills also increases your value as a professional in your company. Some technology trends are below that bright our future life:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data science
- Internet of things
- Robotic Process Automation
- Virtual Reality
- Edge Computing
- Intelligent apps
All these trends of technology show that technology is acceptable to people of all ages. While most of the options described here may seem primitive compared to what is happening there in the technological world (self-driving cars and smart homes), over time, advances will continue to come, and the life of seniors will be amazing in the future. Life will only get better and easier.
Needless to say, there are some amazing things for seniors in the future that are not technically solid, and they are ready to try out new technology.