Personally, I cannot wait to see what the future holds for smart phone apps and technology in general. This might be due to the fact that my career sort of depends on it and I have always loved everything with computers but hey, that’s just me.
I Can’t Wait
I think the time will come where people from my generation will be faced with technology that we just cannot grasp and will have to have our kids walk us through it all. I don’t think my parents ever imagined how much we would be using technology in our lives and couldn’t believe what I was showing them to help them with their whole roof ordeal.
So the question is, what is next?
Being the computer nerd that I am, I often sit around and kind of imagine what I think is in store for us in the future. Now that robots are advancing in amazing ways I really do think that they will be the next big thing to have a major impact on society. I know that Japan has already been developing real life mechanical dolls that are capable of having conversations with people and I think that these will become much more common.
We Have To Be Careful
This is where the advancement of technology kind of scares me and I see where people might think that enough is enough. Now I am all for advancement, but I really don’t want to see people losing all contact with each other and depending on robots for any forms of interaction.
Yesterday I talked about the fact that there are many people out there who believe that the progression of apps and technology as a whole is not something that is really benefiting society in the long run. There are many reasons for this but I think the main one is that people are becoming lazier as technology is advancing.
We really can’t deny that whether we like it or not, these advances are not going to slow down any time soon.
What If It Was Gone?
Have you ever really stopped and thought about what life would be like if all of a sudden all of these advances we have made simply went away? What if tomorrow there was no internet, no smart phones, and no apps to make our lives easier. Would this really be something that anyone can say that they would want?
Well I am not one of those people and I can’t wait to see how far we are going to be able to take all of this. Does anyone really think that this generation would be ready to handle some of the problems that we face every day without any sort of technological help?
When I worked with my development team, there was a number of occasions where problems where our building would arise and we would immediately be on the phone looking for companies like the one above to come and take care of the problem. You might not think about something like this being the product of technological advancement but this is just because we have gotten so used to having them.
As you can tell by now, I am a huge advocate of smart phone apps and technology as a whole. I can’t help but wonder though, is this really a good thing for society as a whole? Is the convenience of using our phones all of the time really a progression?
I can’t help but see some of what a lot of people think.
The one thing that I cannot deny is that the ease of using these apps and technology as a whole is absolutely making this generation much lazier in general. With everything you need being available right at your fingertips and completely eliminating the need to do any real research or read any books, I think critical thinking skills that we have all been taught to embrace are diminishing.
Think about our parent’s generation and those before them. They were around when computers had not even been invented yet and they were forced to do a lot of their own research and work on certain things whereas now a 12 year old will simply reach into his pocket and do a quick search on the internet.
What no one can deny however, is that with this advancing technology comes medical advances that have saved thousands of lives and will only be getting better along the way.