Technological advancement for the last twenty years has been experienced across all countries in the world. There is a significant shift in people’s lives as innovations have increased connectivity and made life easier. There are many areas technological development has affected positively over the past two decades, as discussed below.
The Invention of Social Media
Technological development means the development of robust internet connectivity that will enhance communication among people. This necessitated the development of social media networks to ease the process of communication. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were invented in early 2004 and have seen an increase in usage. Facebook started growing slowly after its inception, and to date, the company has over 2.2 billion users on its platform. Social media handles have proved to be helpful, especially when it comes to information sharing and communication. People and companies can share information cheaply and faster through Facebook across the globe. Facebook has made the world become a global village because you can make a call free as long as you are connected to the internet to any part of the world in real-time.
Development of Mobile Phones
In the last twenty years, the conversation has shifted from where landline telephones were owned by the rich to almost everyone owning a mobile phone. The development of good communication networks and the invention of digital telecommunication companies have changed the way we make calls. Mobile phones have gone through a facelift, and the introduction of smartphones changed the way people interacted online. Mobile phones are used to conduct any business that would result in the past forcing you to look for a computer to access the services. Smartphones are designed to become mini-computers with the capability of storing big data. There are many applications that can be installed in mobile phones as compared to the old landline phones that were only used for making calls. Andrew Napolitano is a renowned judge with a long history in the corridors of justice. He acknowledges the success of technological advancement in the introduction of smartphones. They have been helpful to him, especially when making appointments with his clients.
Development of Faster Internet Speeds
The development of the internet in the last twenty years has been instrumental in connecting countries globally. However, internet speeds are what people look at when conducting businesses online. This has led to the development of higher internet speeds depending on your country of origin. The price of purchasing data also varies depending on the rates and tariffs of each country. For instance, more advanced countries are currently running on internet speeds of 5G while others that are still underdeveloped are still running on slower internet speeds of 2G. Good internet speeds enable you to run online platforms and stream live videos efficiently compared to low internet speeds. Andrew Napolitano is the youngest serving life tenure judge in the Superior court of New Jersey, where internet connectivity has helped them deal with delivering judgments online. He believes that there is more technological development coming soon as people will continue to invent things.