It’s no surprise how information technology has shaped lives for the better, and continues to do so. And judging by the rapid speed of its evolution, it is only a matter of time till technology will be running mankind like puppets. It really is up to who’s who in the IT hierarchy to decode and decide how things will shape up in the long run, but we’re here to shed a little light on how mankind is being influenced by the industry in this day and age.
Improved Ways of Communication
The millennial age is at the peak of social media use, so much that one finds it tough to imagine their life without it. Quick ways of communication have led to digital addiction, and although it may not all be for the best, one can’t deny the innumerable benefits it carries. After all, nobody wants to go back to the times of letters and when a message took days to reach a person.
Changes in Health Standards
Technology has been catering to health care more than it ever did in the past, but there’s no denying that an excessive addiction to technology may land us in health trouble in the first place. With barely an electrical equipment in the past, people depended on their physical endurance to get the work done and were duly successful, more often than not. Moreover, tons of statistics show that the average lifespan of a human has significantly reduced. Go figure.
Necessity for the Youth
We hardly come across someone in their adolescence without a phone attached to them like it's their life support. With the advent of information technology, everything is easily accessible and on the bright side, it creates awareness of things which are usually considered taboo in a lot of societies. On the other hand, it gives access to unfavourable material to children who use gadgets unsupervised, which can have severe negative impacts in the long run.
Improved Standards of Education
One of the biggest impacts the information technology sector has had is on general education. With the aid of just a few clicks and a little research, you can enrol in some of the best programs that weren’t so easily accessible about a couple of decades ago. Moreover, the convenience is taken up by notch through online classes, which give you the liberty to approach education in the comfort of your own home.
Alteration of Lifestyles
There’s no denying the fact that technology is keeping us busy more than ever. Whether it is constantly checking social media, working on our electronic devices, or being connected through the cloud, everything seems heavily dependent on IT. In earlier times, the desired output took longer time to show, but in this day and age, easy entryways are making us heavily reliant on being tech savvy at best.
Waning Mental Capacity
Where technology is responsible for equipping our brains with more information, it is also making us heavily mentally decapitated in the long run, as our basic decision-making skills are also prone to be affected by IT. Furthermore, the advent of Artificial Intelligence really questions the credibility of human intelligence in the generations which are yet to come. Nevertheless, only time will tell how mankind will morph technology, or if it will be the other way around.