As a proof we can refer to UNESCO reports and announcements that define literate individuals as people who are able to program computers. This implies the fact that we need to employ technology in order to find ourselves as a member of a modern society.
This is the beginning, technology growth will never stop, and hence living in modern societies enforces us to employ this phenomenon more than ever. No one could believe that those big, heavy and low quality music players would be replaced by small, light and high quality digital music players? This particular example shows the tremendous increase of mass storages density, at the century of information, mass storage devices became abundant and everybody holds a huge amount of information in hand and move them as he walks.
Next 50 years is the scene of battle of technology owners to consume more resources and bring us more technological facilities to ease our life. Having integrated communication devices makes the world smaller than ever, every body can communicate with his/her family within a fraction of time, yet another question, does this small world make people closer when you can sit far away from your family and speak to them remotely? What does it mean when we say to our friend “see you soon” or “be in touch”? In my point of view technology can be a strong wall with a small window between individuals. Today is the time of thinking about what we have lost and what we are losing, we achieved a lot, still there is a long way but if we forget ourselves we might consume human being existence to produce technological innovations.
From a positive point of view, we can expect upcoming innovations helping us to think and see our surroundings better than before, exploring further areas in space, recovering our consumed resources by out sourcing from other planets.
Today, technology is the most important part of our life; we can not eliminate it as it’s growing as human being grows, it continues and we expect more and more innovations as result of technology progress. To believe or not, we will use this phenomenon in all aspects of our life.
Author: Mohammad Ali Sarbanha
Editor: Mrs. F. Nezami