Technology is the application of scientific knowledge to practical aims such as changing and manipulating the environment. It includes both tangible tools such as utensils and machines, and intangible ones such as software and data. The word is derived from two Greek words: techne (art, skill, or craft) and logos (word, utterance, or expression).
Technology has made our lives easier and more comfortable. It has become an integral part of our everyday life, and we can’t even imagine a world without it. There are countless benefits of technology in the workplace, including enhancing productivity, improving communication, and more.
Better modes of communication: Technology has allowed us to communicate with our friends and family even when we are away from them. We can easily reach them through emails, text messages, faxes and video calls. Moreover, we can also share information and data with them through social media and other websites/apps. It helps reduce online crime and cyber attacks as there are apps that can detect fraud within seconds.
Enhanced education: Students can now access unlimited learning materials from the internet through their laptops, tablets and mobile phones. They can find various educational resources such as scientific articles, research papers, videos, tutorials/guidebooks and the blogs of educators/authors. This has made them more independent learners and boosted their confidence levels.
However, the downside of technology is that it has a tendency to prioritize certain paths and endpoints over others. For example, when digital cameras became widespread, it deprioritized analogue photography pathways such as film and darkrooms. As such, some routes and endpoints have been rendered obsolete.