Technology has made people’s lives today very convenient and easy to manage. However, it has also somehow made it a little more complicated in some aspects. Back then, people’s lives were very simple. Now we all have various kinds of devices, equipment and tools that are created to do just about the job for us less the hassle and stress. In this article, we will look and compare the lives of the people then and now.
One of the things that signify the birth of the new millennium was when a certain group of people successfully made the very first prototype of the mobile phone. This gadget used to be very big, heavy with a long antenna that connects to the wireless network. Its sole purpose was to make calls only in limited areas. Today, one will be very surprised of the different features of a mobile phone and the manner it is designed. We can see them in various shapes and sizes. Some are twice a persons palm while others are only as big as a watch. Not only can you use it to call, but it is not used to send text messages, emails, connect to the WIFI and get easy access to the web but also a camera to take pictures, calculator, a gadget to play games in, make notes, etc. You can use this to make calls with different people around the world for free for as long as you are connected to the web. Hundreds of years ago, the usual practice was individuals had to manually write letters and ask someone to personally deliver it to the other person they are intended for. So when we compare these two situations, it is very evident that it is an advantage that we get to hold these small mobile phones around to help with the different tasks we need to accomplish.
Decades ago, we can see farmers and other land owners who harvest various kinds of fruit bearing trees and plants manually do every process with their own hands. They dig a hole, put the seeds, take care of these until it grows naturally and wait for the perfect time to pick them. They had to make use of ladders and climb trees to get what is up there and bring it down again and do the same process again. However, nowadays, we have different big equipment’s like a Cherry Picker, electronic ladders and the like that will help you get easily. This helps make the job done faster. However, it has a downside because people have now become fully dependent on these machines that they tend to be lazy. Instead of treating it as an exercise that helps them burn calories, they can easily stand on it and just adjust the controls.
The different products of technology all have its advantages and disadvantages. People must always remember to maximize all its uses but not be fully dependent on it as it sometimes have negative side effects on us.