Technology is rapidly changing with new innovations every day including touch screen phones, 5G networks, artificial intelligence, and more. The amount of tech that has come out within the past 5 years alone creates changes in everyone’s lives whether they realize it or not.
The economic and political value of technological growth has positive and negative impacts. In the case of the 2016 presidential election, there is proof that Facebook was manipulated with Russian interference to influence the election. Having any country interfere, would (hopefully) be considered a negative impact by the general populous.
However, from what we’ve observed and researched, the impact so far has been highly positive. From people becoming more physically active and aware due to biometric apps, to more people being able to afford technology as a learning tool. The positive impact of the quick growth of technology improves lives and changes the world for the better, not to mention employment opportunities in the technology and manufacturing sectors.
Here are three examples that we think are noteworthy:
This innovative and researched straw composed of seaweed might be the future of earth-friendly straws. Paper straws tend to get soggy, but this straw can last for up to 18 hours. Biodegradable and affordable, as the business grows it becomes cheaper to create more. Kelp forests grow in 4-6 weeks, so there’s plenty that can be utilized for this product.
This example is great because it shows how technology assists in modern medicine, with this paralyzed man getting an electrical stimulator device implanted into his lower spine. He was able to go from wheelchair to walker, and while the article points out that it doesn’t work on everyone with spinal cord injuries, it’s still a medical breakthrough and shows the power of advancing technology.
There can be a lot of weird people online, especially on dating applications that are widely used. New algorithms developed in the UK can help to get rid of fake or scam accounts, making the dating pool much safer for everyone and giving peace of mind as well.
With these breakthroughs in tech, we’re excited to see what other amazing innovations come out in the next few years and beyond.