Why is Technology Important in the 21st Century?

Technology affects almost every aspect of 21st-century life, from communication, security, transport efficiency, and safety, to food access, financial inclusion, healthcare, socialization, and productivity.

Here is how technology is changing the world today.

1. Improved Connectivity With the Internet of Things Devices

We’re spending more of our lives online than ever before. While access to everything online gives us an unparalleled level of convenience, it has also made us vulnerable. The internet of things has improved connectivity with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and intelligent data. More and more devices are getting connected with the internet pushing the envelope of the internet of things. The Internet of things will continue to evolve with new technologies and new objects incorporated with network technologies.

2. Better Information Access

Today, if you want to find something out, it only takes a couple of clicks. Simply pull out your phone, computer, or even ask your intelligent home assistant.

3. Advanced Digital Communication With Social Media & Messaging Apps

While video calling has spent the last decade slowly creeping into daily life, it’s the ongoing pandemic that has pushed it over the edge and secured its future as a simple way to stay in touch. Another seismic change in our lives has been the introduction of social media. Businesses have got in on the act too, and a savvy social media manager is considered essential in most companies, with their ability to make or break a brand’s reputation.

4. Smarter Health Tracking

Another trend in technology has been the rise of fitness devices. While we’ve been using tech to help us stay trim for many years now, we’ve never before been able to do it to such a scientific degree, with instant feedback and recommendations from devices that can monitor our workouts as we complete them.

5. Flexible Workplace

The covid-19 pandemic will be remembered for many negative reasons, but one of its most defining positives has been the widespread acceptance of working from home. With the pandemic in full swing, many had to abandon their offices and log on from their residences. 

6. More Entertainment With Smart Televisions and Streaming Platforms

From video and the computer games to smart televisions, many technological inventions have helped us engage in our free time. Even today, movie watching is no longer limited to a theatre space. We read on a computer and watch movies on digital platforms. Online streaming platforms and applications are moving the entertainment world to complete digitization.

7. New Opportunities With Distance Education, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and E-Learning

Technology has shown us how we can overcome the barriers of time and place with computers, augmented reality, virtual reality, and e-learning. This has made education more accessible and affordable to people across the world. Today, one person in India can learn from Harvard or MIT, even from their home, because of online educational platforms, which enriches learning. 


Modern technology has paved the way for multi-functional devices like the smartwatch and the smartphone. Computers are increasingly faster, more portable, and higher-powered than ever before. Technology has also made our lives easier, faster, better, and more fun with all of these revolutions.

Reference: https://www.bbntimes.com/technology/how-is-technology-changing-the-world-today