Technology’s Impact on Our Life Today and How it Changed Over Time


Our culture and way of life have been drastically altered by technological progress. In addition, technological advancements have provided seniors with incredible aids and resources, making a wealth of information easily accessible.

The smartwatch and the smartphone, two examples of multipurpose devices made possible by modern technology, constantly expand our capabilities. The current generation of computers is unparalleled in terms of speed, portability, and raw processing power. Throughout these transformations, technology has also contributed to our easiness, speed, quality, and enjoyment of life.

In this post, we’ll look at how new technologies have aided seniors at home and in the wider world. Due to technological progress, we now have access to more rapid means of communication, such as instant messaging programs and social networking websites. As a result, seniors can maintain relationships, and caregivers may better monitor their aging patients or loved ones.

In addition, the last few decades have introduced numerous novel devices, such as smartwatches, tablets, and voice assistant gadgets, all made possible by technological advancements. These technologies allow us to make instantaneous monetary transfers and shop for anything from clothing and meal delivery to groceries and furniture. All forms of human recreation, social interaction, and media consumption have been affected by technological advancements. 

There are so many emerging technologies to learn about and implement that keeping up can seem impossible. These modern conveniences are, nevertheless, intended to alleviate some of your burdens. It’s not always obvious how to use modern technologies like smartphones, smartwatches, and voice assistants, but you’ll soon become proficient with some guidance and practice.

The term “media” has expanded as a result of digital technologies. As a result of technological advancements, a media organization is no longer exclusively a news outlet. Any business, like eCommerce, online casinos, etc., that aids in the dissemination of information across international borders, including social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, can now be considered a media corporation.

In the realm of entertainment, digital technology has also aided and improved nearly everything. The dominance of the internet has led to a rise in the popularity of live streaming of media such as video games, live casino games, and movies.These platforms contribute so much to the digital era. They offer advanced digitalization in the entertainment industry through video games, casinos, and many more.

No one can deny that technological advancements in the future will have a profound impact on all aspects of human existence. Autonomous vehicles and factory robots may become the norm in a few years. Unbelievable changes in our daily lives are already being brought about by technology, and we only scratch the surface here.

It Has Changed The Way We Communicate

Thanks to developments in technology, communication is now lightning-fast and remarkably simple. Considering how much simpler conveying ideas has become, it’s amazing to think back. The quick evolution of means of communication is a prime example of this.

It’s possible to contact them through various channels, including phone, email, text, and video chat.

When aging in place or just starting on your own, these modern tools can be invaluable for maintaining connections with family and friends. 

Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, and Skype: who hasn’t heard of them? They’re well-known now and in every household. The fact remains that these mediums are embedded in our daily lives regardless of whether or not we want to engage with them. Whether the intended receiver is right next to you or on the other side of the world, social media ensures that your messages arrive simultaneously and efficiently. It’s also possible to use these services to send and receive voice messages, and the transmission time is on the order of a nanosecond.

Messaging Apps

The ways in which we utilise mobile phones have also undergone significant transformations. Many different apps are meant to facilitate connection, not just social networking platforms. If you’re not into social media, you may still stay in touch with loved ones swiftly with Wi-Fi-enabled messaging services like WhatsApp or similar apps.

Several smartphones now come with their messaging platforms pre-installed and the email and SMS texting capabilities offered by the phone’s mobile network carrier. With an Apple iPhone, you can use the iMessage app to send and receive free messages over WiFi or cellular data with any other iPhone user. The evolution of iMessage has resulted in a more feature-rich app. In addition to the standard features like sending media and emoticons, the platform has added features like games, voice notes, and app connections to speed up data transfer.


Tablets, voice assistants, wearables, and other devices have made it possible to communicate in many new ways. The smartwatch is a modern piece of technology that combines many of the features of cellphones with the ease of a wristwatch interface. These wearable devices let you make and receive calls and texts, receive notifications, track your activity, and set alarms.

The wearable technology known as a “smartwatch” can also contact authorities in an emergency. MobileHelp and Medical Guardian are just two medical alert providers that have collaborated with smartwatch makers or developed their unique technology to bring seniors the peace of mind of a medical alert they can wear on their wrist. These wristwatches include many of the same capabilities as a regular smartwatch, such as an activity tracker and a messaging system.

Producers of some of the most popular smartwatches on the market aren’t part of the alert medical industry, but they provide their customers with a way to get in touch with loved ones swiftly in a crisis. Apple Watch Series 4 and later models include automated fall detection to contact emergency services if the wearer cannot. The Apple Watch technology can automatically respond to an emergency and actively initiate an emergency call from any point in the world. Apple’s Medical ID Health app can share your medical history and emergency contact information with first responders.

Modern technology allows us to converse quickly with someone across the street or the world. 

It Has Changed The Way We Pay And Transfer Money

To make a withdrawal or transfer of funds, visiting a physical bank is no longer necessary. Many financial institutions now offer convenient online banking services that may be accessed from anywhere. It’s now possible to transfer and receive money from anywhere in the world, thanks to services like PayPal and Venmo.

Technology has also made bill payments easier. You don’t need to keep track of when payments are due or worry about forgetting to send a check in the mail. All of your monthly bills can be paid using your mobile device and a banking app.


In conclusion, while we can’t completely predict the future, we can see what technology has done today and how it has changed.

We use technology for everything, from communication to transportation, banking, shopping, food, and more. Almost everything now is digital. New applications and technologies are being developed daily to take advantage of new ideas and solve problems we hadn’t even imagined a few years ago.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of The World Financial Review.