We are very lucky to be living in a time where technology is ready to take over everything that we are doing. We rely on electricity and technology to move our airplanes and our cars, and we rely on technology for our shopping. Automation and AI is making a huge difference to our everyday life. We rely on technology for security, too, with CCTV and code locks. Technology is changing the world and our lives are being made easier as a result of it. Sure, we see reports about the dangers of robotics and how we shouldn’t give too much control over technology, but life is being made more secure because of it. The only thing that we have to really worry about is the fact that if someone decides to turn off the internet the world over one day, we’d be screwed – royally so!
Most generations today have no idea how to live without technology and while technology is going to change our lives, it’s also keeping us stagnant in some ways. Handwriting and face to face conversation are slowly declining, and yet there is so much good that technology does for all of us. Technology allows us to be far more secure than we ever have been and it’s a good idea to take a look at the ways that technology has allowed us to remain safe for as long as we are now. You may even already be indulging in the help of gadgets like DrDrone and CCTV to keep a watch on how your home and business stay safe. We need the advancements of technology; they are changing our lives and keeping us living for longer and feeling safer for longer. Let’s take a look at ten amazing ways that technology makes our lives more secure.
- Improving Healthcare. Have you ever seen the changes in hospitals and doctor’s offices? They’re incredible. From the security on the door to the fact that medicines and surgeries are being upgraded by technology, technology is making massive leaps and bounds in healthcare. Patients can connect with healthcare professionals digitally now, and face to face consults can be done over video chat. This is technology bringing healthcare to the doorstep. Data processing is better than ever and in healthcare – a field that really needs the help – technology is changing lives every single moment.
- Money. You don’t have to be a fan of banking and finance to see that our society is enjoying being able to have their money kept safe because of technology. Cashless societies are becoming the norm these days, too, and we spend more time protecting our payment information now more than ever. It doesn’t matter which option you choose to do, keeping your payment information safe is going to be the best thing that you ever do.
- Online Shopping. You can shop from your phone, make payments for groceries with your smart watch, make last minute orders for food no matter where you are. The connections that we have right now are such that no matter what time of day it is, you can order online for anything that you want. The best bit about it is that all of your information is kept protected and you can shop safely without fear of your credit card information being hacked.
- Smart Homes. Security in the home is changing. We’ve gone from locks and chains on the doors to thumbprint entry and doorbell cameras. This level of security is all because of technology and when we invest in this type of technology, we are finally able to feel safe in our homes.
- Smart Cities. We all know that the world is in a climate crisis and to be able to do anything for our environment, we need technology. If you’re concerned about the world being safe, then we need technology to keep life secure. It allows us to monitor water consumption, electrical consumption, gas use and more. We are able to be more vigilant about the world around us and that’s all because of technology and the way that it helps us to manage the world in which we are living.
- Reducing Waste. We are better able to monitor and reduce our consumption and our waste when we have technology to keep an eye on it for us. We need to be able to manage our waste and reduce it, and technology allows us to make sure that we can. We can recycle better and we can move waste out of landfill, using huge machinery to sort what we can reuse and what can go back into the earth. Technology allows us space to do all of that!
- Better Exercise. The equipment in the gym, the fitness clothing and gadgets you use to monitor your heart rate and steps? All of that is based on technology and how it can help you. You need to remember that technology is going to help you to move more and do more. Without it, you may struggle to get that body of yours moving properly.
- Working Remotely. The pandemic has shown us that we need better ways of working, and because of remote working opportunities, we’ve been able to continue our day jobs. That’s all down to technology. It’s down to the Wi-Fi availability we now have and the ability to work from laptops and phones. Remote working has kept the world moving forward despite a pandemic
- Instant Response. We live in a world full of demands, and the ability to get an instant response to everything is so important for consumers today. We want our packages arriving minutes after we order and you want to get your answers instantly from Google. We email instead of snail mail because instant replies are important to us. We’re no longer a world that’s good at waiting for anything, but because of technology, we can remain safe in the house while we wait for our new stuff!
- Worlds Apart. Families living in different countries can safely connect and see each other – even through a pandemic – when technology is involved. You can email, Skype, text and remain connected to each other throughout. You can bring people together with technology so that being worlds apart is no longer a thing!
- Staying Seen. Technology like GPS technology is helping us to stay seen. Hiking and mountaineering and all manner of outdoor activity becomes so much better when you can be found. When you’re driving, you no longer have to be lost and if you’re in trouble, you can be found quickly. Being seen online is also a new thing, and we have to work to keep ourselves as safe as possible when we are online, too. Being seen isn’t always a good thing, but it is when you choose it to be. Technology is there for every single online scenario and the more we pay attention to the way in which we use it, we will benefit from technology at every turn.
People are vlogging and blogging, talking online, keeping their homes safe, shopping smarter and better. We’re watching the world and keeping it safe from destruction. We’re developing and changing and that’s all thanks to the changes we are making with our technology. The key is in knowing that we are continuing to do what we can to better ourselves as a human race – and technology is playing a huge part in that. Life is more secure today, and we can thank the changes technology has made for that.