Technology By: Crystal Benbow English 101 Centuries ago cavemen used to rub sticks together to make fire for warmth and cooking. Now, there are electric heaters and stoves that heat instantly. Mankind once used spears and other dangerous methods to catch their food, but now there are guns, traps, and even some painless ways to get our food. Planting, growing, and harvesting plants were all done by human hands, but now machines do most of the crop growing for the people. Humans only could see bad weather coming when it was already too late, now there is Doppler radars that can track storms days even weeks before they hit.
It’s amazing how so much developments in technology came over the decades so fast. Technology has changed over the years. At one point and time everyone had to use type writers, but now they are able to use computers. Technology has now become a part of everyday life. Because technology has changed over the years, there are now computers, which can be used to travel the world instead of viewing post cards or actually having to go to these places. You can just get online search for any place in the world, and the Internet will take you there. You never have to even leave you house to travel the world.
Technology affects everyone’s everyday life. For example where people once had to go inside a workplace to fill out a job application, they are now able to just get on their laptops or computers and fill out applications online. Many years ago before there were computers everyone had to go to the library and look through thousands of books just to do a research paper, but now they can just get on the computer and just with a push of a button everything they are looking for is right at their fingertips. With technology students can now go to school online instead of going to a campus college.
Almost everything is now technology based. When riding on the trains in New York City there once was a time where the conductor would announce the next stop but they now have it where a computer operated voice tells the passengers what the next stop is. People do not even have to get out their beds any more to do shopping they can do it online and have it shipped to them. Technology has made a big improvement to the medical field. Because of technology more lives are saved every day. With the improvement of technology it is now much easier to detect cancer, high blood pressure and other things that’s causing a person to be sick.
Technology is mostly responsible in finding and treating things that was not able to be treated before because of the lack of technology. With equipment such as heart monitors, x-rays, and MRI machines it makes it so much easier for the doctors to pin point what the problem is. Heart monitors, x-rays, and MRI machines are all technological advances. If it were not for the new technology in the medical field there would be no way to detect cancer and try to treat it. With the improvement of technology in the medical field people now live much longer than they did years ago. Advances in this field have transformed surgery as a “risky art” into a scientific discipline capable of treating many diseases and conditions. ” (“Technology and Medicine. ” 123HelpMe. com. 14 Apr 2013<http://www. 123HelpMe. com/view. asp? id=27669>. ) For the past 200 years the medical field has made enormous progress in the fight against deadly diseases with the help of new technologies. From the invention of the first vaccine to surgeries that can give someone a better quality of life, technology continues to improve the medical field. With the advancement of technology in the medical field there is now less suffering and better treatment. Because of the advancement of technology in the medical field they are now making pain less needles. ” “Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology call these new needles micro needles.  The needles are made from silicon, metal, glass or biodegradable polymer. Theses needles are 500 times smaller than ordinary hypodermic needles, which are too small to irritate nerve endings. ”(“Technology and Medicine. ” 123HelpMe. com. 14 Apr 2013 http://www. 123HelpMe. om/view. asp? id=27669). There are many plans in the medical field that involves new technology in the future for example they are trying to come up with a cure for AIDS. With the use of technology researchers are now trying to come up with new ways to eliminate the AIDS virus entirely. “In an aging research building at the University of Southern California, a $14. 5 million biomedical experiment is under way that until a few years ago would have made many AIDS researchers snicker at its ambition. ”(Technology Review. N. p. , n. d. Web. 4 May 2013. <http://www. echnologyreview. com/featuredstory/419451/can-aids-be-cure d/>. ) “Over the past few years, leading AIDS researchers have begun speaking again of the prospects of a cure. For many, such as Cannon, the goal is a “functional” cure that would allow patients to stop taking antiretroviral drugs without risk of harm from the small amount of HIV left in their bodies. Other, more ambitious investigators want to eradicate the virus totally–what they call a “sterilizing” cure; they are buoyed by an improved understanding of what creates and maintains the reservoirs of latent virus.
Either way, the goal is to get HIV-infected people off a lifetime course of drugs. ”(Technology Review. N. p. , n. d. Web. 4 May 2013. <http://www. technologyreview. com/featuredstory/419451/can-aids-be-cured/>. ) Hopefully in the near future with the scientist using technology they will be able to come up with a cure for the AIDS virus. Technology in the schools has changed over the year. Where teachers once use chalk boards to teach students, they now use projectors that is hooked up to computer or computer software programs to teach the students.
The Internet plays a huge role in schools all over the world. For example online learning has become available for many students who are not able to go to school on campus. Students can now even get their GED online. Schools now have interactive programs for their students to engage in while learning at the same time. When students are taking classes online if they have a smartphone which is a cellphone that has almost everything that a computer have, the students are able to use their phone and so there school work.
The students do not have to worry about being near a computer as long as their phone has internet, the student doesn’t have to worry about not being able to do their school work. Technology has stepped up in the line of security as well. People can now monitor their home from a cell phone or even a laptop while they are not there. If a robber breaks into someone’s home authorities can be alerted without the person even calling them doing anything. Satellites watch and protect our entire planet because of technology.
Because of technology stepping up with its line of security it now makes it much harder for terrorist to highjack a plane because security is very strict. Where people once could walk into an airport and go board their planes in less than an hour it takes longer. The reason why It takes longer is because with the security being very strict they have to make sure they search everyone well. Technology will keep improving through all areas of life for as long as it