Practically every industry has found itself at the mercy of technological advancement, and anyone would be hard pressed to make a logical, sound argument as to why these advancements are not necessary or should not be encouraged. Technology has changed medicine and science, allowing us to make breakthroughs in diseases and cures (and every scope of medicine, realistically). Technology has allowed the workforce to expand and become the epitome of a global network. Technology has given education a much-needed reality check and subsequent revamp. Technology has made legal processes easier than was thought humanly possible twenty years ago. Everywhere you look, technology has had a hand in what you are looking at. The world that we currently exist in is, for the most part, the essence of humanity and technology coexisting in (almost) perfect harmony, stretching out to encompass the world in new possibilities and limitless potential.
Bringing intelligent environments to fruition demands that we learn crucial skills and implement important workforce capabilities, as well as being willing and able to modernise current enterprise technologies. Mixed Reality, for example, offers an evolution that is well on its way to becoming one of the star players in the economy of the near future (and well beyond, for that matter). Artificial Intelligence demands respect while also being designed to cater to our needs, making life in every aspect easier and more efficient than we could have hoped for.
Introducing technology into the modern world has shaken so many aspects of how society and all its moving pieces function and thrive. In the business world, companies like Check Stub Maker are introducing online pay check and stub platforms that make paying employees infinitely easier and more efficient than it has ever been before. In education, online learning portals are taking education to entirely unforeseen heights, allowing more access and efficiency. The very way that we work is changing massively, as technology is allowing us to forge the careers of our dreams while allowing us to live our lives moving around and seeing the world as little or as often as we like, while simultaneously maintaining and excelling at those careers.
When you stop to consider that we have crafted the entire world around us to cater to our needs specifically, it is both incredibly selfish and overwhelmingly impressive. Selfish, because we have destroyed the balance of the planet itself and the other ecosystems that exist on it. Impressive, because we have forged cities and connection and literal global transport from the earth and used it to drive our species ever higher, always searching and reaching for more. It is a sobering reality that technology has had a hand in the current state of the planet and the environments and species that live here, but it is encouraging to see the ways that we are now using technology to attempt to restore the planet. Up until this point though, this was not a priority – at all. There is a long way to the top if we want the earth to live.
The entire world is changing and technology is in the driver’s seat of those changes. Life as we know it has been shaken, stirred, and realigned. If technology in the modern world – and the future – is the epitome of what it means to be human, to forge worlds entirely of our own choosing, then we are doing alright.