The Benefits of Technology


Technology encompasses all human-made instruments used in interactions with nature and other humans. It’s a broad category that you can split into different types based on the methods of application, problems they solve and purposes they serve. Some examples include EdTech (Education Technology), Connectivity Technology and Game Changing Technologies.

The development of technology takes place through a complex and often iterative process. It is rare for scientific results or engineer’s ideas to be immediately translated into viable technology; instead, the development of a given technology is typically done in steps, each one validating the next and moving researchers closer toward a potential solution.

Democratising access to information is undoubtedly one of the most valuable benefits of Technology. It allows us to answer our heightened curiosity, solving mysteries and learning new things on any topic that interests us with the help of multiple online resources. This has helped students, parents, and teachers to improve their academic performance as well as to make better decisions in life.

It speeds up cooking, cleaning, working and commuting tasks, making life more efficient. It also enhances communication between people and facilitates faster decision-making, both in personal and professional contexts. However, some technology-driven changes can lead to a shortage of jobs, and the cost of upgrading and maintaining these tools may not be affordable for everyone, leading to the digital divide. Moreover, some of these tools can be detrimental to our environment if not used properly.