The Evolution of Technology in Communication
Technology plays a significant role in our everyday lives. Technology is applying scientific knowledge to improve human life. This extends to the economy, communications, medicine, and more. Technology has invented and continues to develop forms of communication that enhance the way we communicate with each other. We started with signaling fires to cave drawing, to mailing letters, to electric telegraphs to landlines, and now the biggest breakthrough is the internet and mobile devices.
Looking back throughout the years, technology has evolved so much in communication, it’s quite incredible to see.
It was in 1849 where the telephone was invented. And since then, it has become a staple item on everyone’s household and offices. Back then, this piece of invention has made our lives easier and more convenient. Then mobile phones were invented, and we thought it couldn’t get any better than that. However, from bulky, black, and white, and dull cellphones come colored phones with cameras on it, then by 2010, smartphones were introduced, and the evolution of mobile devices just keeps getting more high-tech and convenient.
The internet was introduced to the world in the mid-’90s; we started with dial-ups to broadbands and wifi. Internet has made our communication faster and more convenient. Now, there’s a lot of programs and apps that give us the best, instant, and effective communication with friends, family, workmates, and even strangers. We have social networks, messaging apps, and video streaming services such as Skype, Zoom, and Facetime. We can connect to people easily from the other end of the world regardless of time. It has also brought a lot of opportunities to people, businesses, and media.
We now cannot imagine a world without email. Every business today cannot function without email. This has been a beneficial and convenient way for people and companies to communicate with each other. And nowadays, you can access your email anytime and anywhere, thanks to smartphones.
VR has been making a buzz lately, although it was introduced in 2016. Although VR at present is being used more on games, it’s only a matter of time till it takes over on how we communicate with each other.
5G or the 5th generation of mobile network, will offer much faster internet, broader coverage and will have a more stable connection. Currently, our smartphones use 4G network with a speed of 21Mbps. 5G is said to be 100 times faster. 5G is very promising and might go beyond our smartphones.
Technology is ever-changing and always advancing. It’s incredible how far technology has come in terms of communications. We never thought that we would have all this convenience in our hands. It’s very promising that it will still go beyond what we can imagine.