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Over the last few years, technology has evolved and changed in almost every field. From smartphones to nanotechnology, technology has really expanded at a faster rate than ever. Only a few years back owning a Nokia Brick phone was one of the best things to happen but now some smartphones can even function as standalone computers. As a matter of fact, with the massive change in technology, it’s expected that people will chat with robots and there will be driverless cars among other things. Here is how technology has changed and evolved over the years
1. The coming of smartphones
With the coming of smartphones, we can now do almost everything that you can do with your computer. According to recent statistics, over 90% of people always have their smartphones within reach. From the 1990s, phones have been getting smarter and smarter and. There are also more and more new users in Africa. Previously Blackberry phone was the thing but now with the Samsung Galaxy and iPhone, we literally have the world at our fingertips.
Can you remember when you used to check out the TV guide to see what’s in the program? Thankfully, due to Hulu, Netflix, Sling, and Amazon you don’t even miss those days. Now you can watch what you want to watch and when you want to watch. It’s even predicted that the next 8 years might witness the end of the bundles. This means everything will be available on demand.
3. Social media
It’s unbelievable that Facebook is hardly 10 years old. According to statistics, there are 680,000000 Facebook users. Twitter has also become increasingly popular with over 190 million unique visitors every month. Social media has completely changed the way we communicate to one another. There are also as many YouTube users on the internet.
Previously for you do business you needed a physical location. However, this is not anymore. E-commerce has massively changed over the last 10 years and. Searches done over electronic systems such as computer networks has drastically shifted the way we do business. For example, the introduction of PayPal as a secure payment system and the availability of Amazon has made it very easy to shop online. Consumer confidence has, therefore, been boosted so much so that the UK has reported that over 85 percent of those who browse the internet have reported shopping online.
5. Classrooms are doing away with chalkboards and paper
In the traditional classrooms, teachers used to teach while writing keynotes on the board. Students then copy notes take assignments and finish the tests in papers. However, More schools are eliminating this method of learning. It’s now the main aim of every institution to do away with these boards and replace them with smart boards and electronic tools that allow the teachers to create interactive lectures and assignments.
Due to this list, it seems technology has made some huge changes in a very short time. With this progress, it’s interesting to think about what the future might hold in this super-connected world.
Written By: Mia Clarke
Mia Clarke is part of the content and community team at Userful.com, experts in all things video wall and display solutions. When Mia is not spreading the word about video walls she is often found discovering the great outdoors, walking or cycling.