Monthly Archives: October 2017

Online Shopping Revolution

When it comes to technology, there are many ways in this nebulous umbrella terms has changed our lives drastically, and many of them for the better.Tech take a number of different forms to accomplish a litany of different tasks, and the world today is a far cry from what it was mere decades as a result of bigger and better tech. Today is truly a golden age for mankind, in some respect. (cough, cough.) However, I would argue that there is one aspect that technology has all but perfected, and like many things, it goes unnoticed and is taken for granted. I’m talking, of course, about online shopping. Online shopping has taken what was once a huge hassle and turned it into the most convenient form it can be, for the most part, and I think that deserves more credit. Going to the grocery store every work or two was, and still is, a drag, bust just about everything else you could ever need is available online, so you can take care of the vast majority of your needs without ever leaving the house or talking to another human being. Sure, you have to wait a couple days for the delivery, but this is a small price to pay, if you ask me.

Think about, though, and you’ll soon realize how good you have it. For starters, you have companies like eBay and Amazon that are like the department stores of the internet. They have a little bit of everything, in this sense. eBay is also one of many sites that prioritizes the ability for users to sell their own items, be they used items that are no longer wanted or simply home made. Likewise, Etsy provides a place for people to sell hand made arts and crafts, especially jewelry. Then, of course, you have a litany of other, more niche, offerings available online. For instance, you could order some upscale clothing from Neiman Marcus, or you could instead buy something more down to earth from Forever 21. You can take care of the needs of your furry friends via PetSmart while Think Geek has you covered with regards to pop culture memorabilia. Speaking of memorabilia, if you’re into sports, Fanatics has you covered here. There really is something for everyone online nowadays. As mentioned before, groceries are out of reach for the time being, but Blue Apron and Hello Fresh offer you recipes and the ingredients with which to make them on a weekly basis, and dry good are available online in abundance, so it’s only a matter of time.

Effects of Emerging Technologies

Technology has affected and is still affecting people of all age brackets from all over the world. You can imagine the formats in which toddlers’ toys and items for old people are made these days. They are given touch of modernity to let them have the feel of the innovations the mind of the human person is capable of.

  • Internet Technology

Let us begin with Information Technology. Gone are the days when people melted for fear of where to get information or data for their usage. Whatever information you think you need has been well written out for you on the Internet. “Internet is the world on the computer”. The internet has a wealth of information on every area of human endeavour. It is a safe place of consultation or reference for students as well as professors. The internet is a place individuals and enterprise run to locate the information they need. For instance, when you need any service, just log into the Internet, and you will see one million and one individuals and organisations who render such services. Whatever it is you need, you can find it on the internet.

The world wide web as an aspect of technological advancement, has made the production and sharing of information a breeze. With the proper use of the internet, businesses that took “ages” to be accomplished are now executed within a twinkle of an eye. Even though the internet has numerous advantages, it has some disadvantages too. A lot of unhealthy materials are available on the internet. And these to the detriment of innocent minds. In as much as good people post relevant information on the net for the use of those who need them, people with bad intentions also post harmful materials on the internet. Materials on how to indulge in bad things abound on the internet. This is because a large part of the internet is not censored. Technological advancements have positive and negative effects on us. Let us talk about other facets of latest technologies and their effects.

  • Nano technology

Nano technology, like the Internet technology is spreading like a wild fire and its future effects are unimaginable. Nano technology spreads through large parts of human life. In the area of human health, nano technology is used for the treatment of cancer. It is used through the infrared to dismantle cancer tumors. Besides the health sector where nano technology has proved its relevance, it is also a force in the electronic sector. With nano, devices or applications of different types and sizes can be built. As a matter of fact, the military seems to be using the nano technology than anyone else. They are projecting its usage for combat, espionage and so forth. Nano technology has unimaginable possibilities. If care is not taken, without nano technology, a lot of damages could be achieved. And the world that has been built for many years might be destroyed within a few moment.

  • Energy Technology

So much has come out under this category. We have the solar energy, the wind powered plants, hydrogen battery technology. These have proved really useful in place of their alternative technologies. They have helped to break monopoly of various power sectors. Many homes in the US and Europe power their homes with solar energy. This and others are fruits of alternative energy. As good as these are, they come with some environmental hazards. They generate a level of pollutions in our environments like air and water pollution and heat generation to mention but a few. In a nutshell, as good and important as modern technologies are, efforts should be made to curb their negative impacts. Whenever there is a technological innovation, efforts should be made to forestall its negative impacts on the society.