How 2020 has Changed the Way we use Technology
The past year has been really turbulent due to new COVID-19, its spreading, and overall lockdown.
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Of course, all this has had an impact on our lives so far. One of the things that has become an everyday part of our lives and whose use has increased tremendously is technology. From learning and working remotely to health care, shopping, socializing, technology has intervened in all segments of society, more than ever!
The adoption and use of video technology has increase
Over the last year, and in particular the last couple of months, technology did help us to keep in touch with our dear family and friends. Many people have learned how to use video meeting software and other applications such as Zoom and Skype. There is a significant number of people who for the first time experienced this type of technology, especially the older population. Besides that, many people also experienced for the first time videoconferencing. But the undoubted record is held by family and friends who maintain contacts through these applications. Today, it is quite normal to travel to the other side of the world for work, and how will we communicate with the family if not through applications?
Playing video games has increased as a form of entertainment
It is no longer a secret that games and companies dealing with this field have experienced a real boom and enormous profits. They have broken all limits, and how could they not. But this has nothing to do with the current situation but because of the approach of the gaming industry and their creativity, as well as the development of technology that has allowed the release of games and equipment that could never be imagined. The number of people playing games has doubled, and what is interesting is the fact that older people have also started playing games. Games have become the main sort of entertainment.
The number of people setting up their own websites or blogs and youtube channels has increased to try out business ideas for self-income
Another trend that's experiencing a huge jump thanks to the technology is the attempt to embark on a business adventure from home. Technology allows all of us to start a business from home, through computers, smartphones, tablets, and all that from the comfort of our homes. Statistic readings point to increased growth of blogs, sites and Youtube channels.
A miracle of technology; Netflix gets more than 15 million new sign-ups
Today, more than ever, we have so many opportunities to watch the latest movies and series from the comfort of our cosy home, not only on Netflix but also on many other platforms. How important technology is, shows the fact that Netflix got a new huge user base in just a few months. There are also numerous new Youtube channels created for toddlers off school like Cocomelon.
Online services have become an indispensable part of everyday life
Although online services have been incredibly successful for many years, no one has ever dreamed of gaining such importance. Today you can order absolutely everything you need with a simple click on the phone, and it will arrive at your address in just half an hour, or a day, depending on where from you are ordering, impressive, isn't it?
The importance of technology in the world has never been greater, and scientific estimates indicate that these numbers will increase even more in the coming period, which is logical. Can any of us imagine a world without using all of the above? We live in a modern age that is exactly what it is, thanks to the advancement of technology without which we would not be here where we are now!