The Role of Technology in Our Daily Lives
Technology involves creatively applying knowledge to organised tasks involving people and machines that meet sustainable goals. It also focuses on how technology relates to the natural world.
Technology has a vital role in our daily lives. It allows us to communicate with each other across the globe, create and buy products and services that improve our quality of life, and saves time and energy by automating repetitive tasks.
It can also be used to identify and protect against harmful diseases like Covid-19, or to build the next big thing in the business world. Technology helps us stay competitive, and gives companies a way to deliver their products and services to customers quickly.
The first step in creating a new technology is to consider what needs it will satisfy and how it will fulfil those needs. Then you need to research the materials, tools, and know-how that will be needed to develop it and run it. This includes how you will find and manage the resources you need, and how you will safely dispose of any waste or hazardous materials when the technology is obsolete or no longer in use.
In the late 1900s people developed ways to make electronic products smaller and more efficient by fitting many of their parts onto tiny chips called integrated circuits. These made possible personal computers, mp3 players, and digital cameras. Scientists also applied technology directly to living things by developing electrical devices, such as hearing aids and kidney dialysis machines, which operate from outside the body, and placing some in the body, such as pacemakers that keep hearts beating steadily.