Technology is constantly evolving and creating change in our lives. People today have incorporated technology into almost every aspect of their day. From cars, medication, coffee makers, and phones, technology is everywhere.
Advancements in technology have been fundamental to the growth of many industries. In the medical industry, technology has been used to better diagnose and treat illness. Social media and Internet technology have allowed for easy global communication and have brought people around the world closer together. New technology has allowed for humans to be more productive in their jobs. In the entertainment industry movies and TV shows use top of the line computer software to achieve lifelike special effects and graphics.
However, with advancements there are also some disadvantages to technology. People have become glued to their personal devices and now join social media at young ages. At some major companies, technology has begun to replace cashier jobs. McDonald’s implemented self-checkout cash registers for customers to order from and even Amazon has created a cashier free store.
We are currently in a golden age of technology advancements. With those advancements come many new technologies that can improve human life and work. But, like anything, there are always downfalls; with technology advancements there are times when it is helpful and times it can hinder a situation.
To read about the top 10 major technology breakthroughs in 2017, check out this article by MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2017/
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This blog post represents the views of Canadore College Advertising & Marketing Communications student Jordyn Wilks.