thankful for technology

Reasons to be Thankful for Technology

Self Driving Car - Google Car

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Technology is a pretty amazing thing. It enables us to communicate with people around the world in an instant, without ever leaving home; it allows us to complete work faster than ever before; and it has drastically changed the way we live.

In fact, technology is so submersed in our culture that sometimes we even forget it’s there. From cars, to TVs, to kitchen appliances, and more, technology literally pervades practically everything we touch now days, whether you realize it or not.

That’s why we wanted to take a moment, to pause and reflect on the ways technology has already helped to shape our current reality, and to see how it’s changing our future.

Our Current Reality

Smart Phones: We now have cell phones that are so powerful, that they encompass several devices at once. It’s your phone, a computer, a GPS nav system, a clock, and more all rolled into one. Every day smart phones allow us to do more, while carrying less with us.

Mobile Technology: Laptops, tablets and other portable devices (yes, even our smart phones) help us connect and work remotely, from anywhere in the world. While this is a double-edged sword as it can cause people to work more, mobile technology can enable you to work from anywhere, regardless of your geographical location.

Computers: Without computers, there are many things that we would either still have to do manually, or that just wouldn’t get done at all. Computers enable us to work faster, smarter, create amazing items, and come up with live saving solutions.

Our Possible Future

And while we can do awesome and amazing things now with the aid of technology, we haven’t seen anything yet. Check out these amazing things technology is already doing, and what it could mean for our future.

Self-Driving Cars: Accidents may soon be a thing of the past, as Google and other teams are working to solve an answer to a modern day dilemma – distracted drivers – with a novel solution – a car that will drive itself. Think about how nice your commute to work would be, if you didn’t have to worry about driving, and could do whatever you needed to on the way. Think about how easily traffic would flow, if it were more regulated and automated, instead of manually maneuvered as it is now. Click here to read more about self-driving cars. 

Printable Parts: Technology is so advanced, that scientists have come up with a way to modify printers and other devices to use human cells to “print” organs and other parts. These 3D printers can make working parts and pieces, made from our own cells which can actually reduce the rate of rejection and more. Click here to read more about the business of printing organs on 3D printers.

These are only a few of the ways that technology has shaped today and is forming our future. What are some of your favorite technologies, new or old? How has it shaped your life? Leave us a comment and let us know.