If we go to the concept and definition of modern technology, we can say that it is the technology of the time in which we live today, of the present that is still widely in force that is accepted, and is adopted by society in a massive way after breaking with the old paradigms technological.
The emergence of new technologies, as the history of technology has shown throughout the centuries, serves to improve productivity and efficiency to perform tasks and solve human problems in their different areas.
Technological advance allows us to optimize, perfect and streamline processes to improve the quality of life and achieve the objectives of our daily activities.
Every day new electronic devices and devices appear, which carry out innovations in different ways, and which change the concept of modern technology at all times.
A clear expression of modern technology is the so – called information technology , which allows us to communicate quickly with anyone, establish communication through the Internet, send data (multimedia files, video, images or music) and messages, to any place in the world 24 hours a day, without any interruptions.
When technology is considered modern?
There are inventions that were created decades ago, but are still being used, a clear example of this is refrigerators, or television, let’s go deeper into these two cases:
10 modern technologies that have changed the world
The definition of technology tells us that they are a group of knowledge that is used to generate benefits for humanity, and many of these knowledge, knowledge and virtues generate innovations that change the course of man’s existence.
We will then try to give examples of modern technology that have generated great changes in humanity in these times of the 21st century.
- Smart appliances
The so-called “internet of things” is on everyone’s lips today, it is nothing more and nothing less than a wide range of devices that are connected to the internet from our homes, schools and offices.
First it was computers, then mobile phones, then TVs, and now it is household appliances as well as our homes.
Home automation, that is, smart homes, are already a reality, which open our doors, turn on the lights by themselves when night comes, or turn on our oven to heat the favorite food when we arrive at our home after the work day.
Microwave ovens, stoves, coffee makers, refrigerators, smart vacuum cleaners ( in English called vacuum cleaner robot ) connected to a central, and interconnected between them, sharing information, sending and receiving from the Internet.
- Driverless cars
Driverless cars are a reality in several first world countries, where it is no longer necessary to drive to get to school, work or to travel to different parts of a city.
Autonomous cars promise to help us avoid the stress of driving when there is traffic, they start off on their own, look for routes with less traffic and also park in parallel without having any problems or collisions with the cars in front or behind.
While these cars without drivers will be improved sooner or later are already seeing the first accidents that have had fatalities.
- Smartphones with GPS
A few years ago, GPS devices were all the rage when at last you no longer had to use paper maps to get to a certain address in a city.
The GPS arrived, and they made it very easy for us to get to almost any place, we had to download a map and it took us directly to the site.
However, that is now a thing of the past, today the GPS devices that are placed in the car this? In decline, thanks to applications such as Google Maps by Google, it is possible to activate the GPS that each mobile brings so that we receive exact directions on where to go.
- Streaming Multimedia (Spotify y Netflix)
The times when you were waiting for hours to download your favorite series or movie are over. Nor is it necessary to search for hours and wait as long to download the complete discography of your favorite musicians and bands.
For years, computing has advanced so much that now thanks to better speeds of ADSL and fiber optics it is possible to do live streaming of series, movies and music, without having to download them.
Pioneering companies such as Spotify and Netflix have managed to take over a large part of the market, and above all they have known how to monetize these applications, where they offer free versions in some cases, and then premium subscriptions. Others that have followed suit have been Amazon Prime and Apple Music.
One of the widely used functions of mobile phones apart from using it as a GPS, is as a remote control or remote control, that is, we control the volume of our TV, and we can change channels, and choose our Netflix series or favorite music with Spotify or Apple Music.
- Androids and Homemade Robots
Androids are no longer the bad guys in the movies, every day new robots with human appearance are invented that increasingly resemble human beings, both in their facial expressions and in their artificial intelligence used to dialogue with others.
It is also no longer necessary to clean your house, thanks to the homemade robots used in cleaning and vacuuming the floors of your house or office.
In addition, these robots can also remind you of events, cook and even read stories to your children before going to sleep. All of them are connected to the Internet, and allow them to be controlled remotely.
- Mobile Application Markets
With the rise of smart mobile phones (smartphone) a new market for previously non-existent applications emerged.
The so-called App Stores are markets where mobile applications are sold, as well as games, books and even movies online. The two clearest examples are Google Play for Android and the App Store for iPhone.
Payment for these apps is made with a credit card, which is sent and validated in seconds, and then authorizes the download and installation of the mobile application on your device.
- Social networks
Social media aims to connect people who are physically separated from each other. They were the boom of the moment in the 2000s, and today, almost 20 years later, they are still valid.
Connecting is easy to find anyone, you just need your mobile phone with an Internet connection, know the name, phone or email of the person and voila, you can send them an invitation or message.
Thanks to them we can find relatives, friends and meet new friends, or even find a partner. Although they also lend themselves a lot to cyberbullying when someone makes a mistake or is exposed.
There are people who are so connected to social networks that today it is treated as one more digital addiction among many others that exist.
The criptomonedas , also known as criptodivisas , came to stay with the other technological advances , and are booming. The first was Bitcoin, but then others came like Lite Coin, Ether, Monero, Ripple, among many others.
The virtual coins are part of the digital technology that aims to decentralize management, issue and payment of money as we know it, making it safer, faster and above all anonymous.
Many governments, companies and organizations have demonstrated against the use of cryptocurrencies, trying to stop it with laws that are being issued in each country.
- 3D printing
The 3D printers allow us to create three – dimensional objects of nowhere, these machines superimposed layers of different elements to create 3D objects by adding.
They are a type of industrial technology, although today they are used not only in industries and companies, but also in our homes, schools and work in the office.
Many 3D prints are used as a prototype of real products to perform various tests and thus obtain a product that is as close to reality as possible.
- Virtual assistants
Virtual assistants are another example of modern technology, and if Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google are investing fortunes in them, it is a clear synonym that they are here to stay.
These virtual assistants have become famous thanks to Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant. These assistants allow us to help us in common tasks that we do with our computer and mobile devices and also in the interaction with different electronic devices in our home.