How Have Technological Advances in Video and Communications Changed the Way We Live?
With these devices, we can do things like transfer money instantly and make purchases for everything from clothes, food delivery, groceries, furniture, and more. Technology has changed how we entertain ourselves, meet each other, and consume all types of media. It’s made fun advancements, but it’s also made important advancements in safety when it comes to home security and medical devices.
Today, we have mobile phones which can be taken with us anywhere in the world. Development of smart mobile phones has made communication possible on a device merely half the size of our palm. Smartphones enable users to use normal phones functions on the go, which are calling another mobile phone or landline. But it also allows you to use internet and e-mail functions to keep up to date with your social activities. Text messaging through mobile phones is increasingly becoming the way to communicate quick thoughts to friends, family and clients.
The geographical barrier has been destroyed making people feel close to one another and the face to face communication has been rendered rather less important with this mediated communication (Richard, 2004, p.22). eetings and briefings have become obsolete with the communication being mediated by a computer or a phone. The mobile SMS (short messaging service) service and internet has become the most preferable communication channels for most of teenagers and young people all over the world (Plant, 2000, p.23).
Luckily, there is a lot of new technology for seniors that is specifically designed to be helpful and easy to use. Rather than being overwhelmed, embrace technology to discover how it can enhance and become an essential part of your daily life. Learning how to become a tech-savvy senior can be done in as little as ten days. All you need is some persistence, help, and knowledge of the basics.
Plant, S., 2000. On the Mobile: the effects of mobile telephones on social and individual life. Available at http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Winter03/104/docs/splant.pdf [October 24, 2011]
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Richard, L., 2004. The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone’s Impact on Society. San Francisco Morgan: Kaufmann.