How Technology Allows Us to Do More Without Leaving Home
During the last decades, advances in information and communication technologies, known as ICT, have made available to a large part of the population.
Tools and leisure options that were previously inconceivable for ordinary citizens are now found in every home. Modern technology has given us benefits from the comfort of home without even having to get up from the sofa.
Technology is Changing Our Lives
The appearance of social networks several years ago and that today are an indispensable part of our lives, revolutionized the world of personal and professional relationships, completely changing established industries.
Using social networks allows millions of people to contact people who, otherwise they would never have had the opportunity to meet. Dating applications and websites to meet a partner, once was something strange that generated a lot of rejection, while today it’s one of the most popular ways to meet people.
One of the strengths that technology has developed has been entertainment. In the last decade, the evolution of video games has grown considerably, allowing gamers to enter the skin of characters such as Spiderman or Iron Man through virtual reality glasses or go to museum exhibitions in any city in the world.
Enjoying streaming platforms
To highlight within the world of leisure are streaming platforms. Enjoying a good movie or a good series from home is nothing new, but the offer was limited to renting movies in the video store or available television channels, which broadcast the content that they established and when they established it.
Today the offer is much more diverse and on-demand, reaching the point of offering premieres directly on these streaming sites, which in recent years have multiplied and are already beginning to compete with cinemas.
Teleconferences and Video Communications
But of course, not everything is limited to leisure. More and more companies are able to coordinate the work of their employees more easily and without the need to have them all in the same building.
Teleconferences and Video conferences are increasingly used tools to deal with clients, suppliers or to hold meetings within the same company. This is a huge trend that will probably accelerate in the coming years, especially after the situation experienced this year, which has forced many companies to advance their plans when implementing the use of this type of technology in their day-to-day life and to make teleworking common.
Faster Internet connection
This progress that has been taking place since the birth of the world wide web (WWW), has been accelerating more and more as new ideas and business models were being tested and proving not only viable but in many cases, extremely useful for users.
In addition, the possibilities have multiplied as advances in technology have allowed a much faster and higher quality internet connection. This has been added to an improvement and cheaper devices such as mobile phones, cameras, microphones, assistants such as Siri, Cortana, or Alexa, or the most recently virtual reality headsets.
All of them are advances that allow long-awaited possibilities, but that until not so long ago seemed impossible.