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Modern Technology in Twenty One Century

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Technology in the 21st century has enabled humans to make advances that our grandparents could never dream of. Yet troubling doubts remain that technology dominates our lives. One question remains: is the high-tech community delivering on what it promised?

Technology is very important to our life.


Whether you like it or hate it, technology affects almost everything we do today and it also affects most of our plans for the future. If we test the benefits of hearing, transplant hearing aids, use a mobile phone, listen to music and radio, or surf the Internet to receive news or play GPS in our car, we constantly enjoy the benefits of high-tech life. Technology that makes our lives healthier, more comfortable and entertaining in 2018 In the last two years, technological innovations mean great advances in three areas in particular:

Technology in the health sector.


Doctors diagnose the disease more quickly and efficiently using artificial intelligence and performing surgeries effectively with the help of flexible robots: their hands essentially mimic the human hand, but with the advantage of increased circulation and flexibility. Devices that improve our health improve all the time, for example, MED-EL sound processors (the portable part of hearing aids) have come a long way from the first model 40 years ago and are now proud of wireless charging, cordless phone, TV connection and elegant design. It makes it undetectable under the hair.

High technology leads to comfort.


Mobile phones have moved from convenient communication tools to personal computers where we can now access data and services instantly with the touch of a button. We can order purchases, rent cars, plan our trips to work, and book medical appointments, all from our mobile smartphones. Machines are taught to simulate humans in their ability to perform repeated tasks, for example driving a car. In the future, driverless cars will allow us to prepare for a two-hour business meeting in the back of Robo Taxi.

entertainment


Machine learning and virtual reality now dominate the entertainment space. On-demand television means that we no longer have to wait to watch our favorite television shows or make decisions about what to watch: machine learning makes recommendations based on our viewing habits. Everything is personal, everything is individual. Virtual reality floods viewers with live RPGs, and mixed reality has allowed games like Pokemon Go to flourish.

Addicted to instant gratification


Whether you click on an on-demand TV show or ask Alexa to change the song, the technology is designed to meet our needs right away. We just don't have to wait for anything anymore. Sure, the convenience of modern technology means we can do more. But is getting what we want constantly, when we want it, a good thing?

A famous study done at Stanford University in the 1960s would not suggest this. In the study, the children were placed in a room with a marshmallow on a plate. The lead researcher gave the kids easy instructions: Now you can eat marshmallows or wait 15 minutes and get two marshmallows. The researchers found that children who could wait for the second marshmallow without eating the first scored higher on standardized tests, were healthier, and less likely to have behavioral problems.

Continuously available, constantly online


Advances in communications mean that we can be contacted at all times through a variety of channels. This means that we must be constantly available and "always on". Neuroscientist Daniel Levittin argues that continuous multitasking has its advantages, but our brains don't work that way. Instead of being "expert fans, we are like flirting with bad amateur fans, frantically shifting from one task to another." Levittin provides information about what happens in our brains when we receive multiple connections at once. When our brain tries to reconcile all these things at the same time, the pressure increases. However, once we respond to a message, our limbic system immediately receives a dose of dopamine that proves to be addictive. We go into this multitasking lifestyle course to get more dopamine, which according to Levitin, is actually not productive and is bad for our brain.

Strike a balance between technology and life


Can we enjoy the benefits of technology without experiencing a technology-controlled life? Can we control it without controlling it? Our tips to balance technical life.

Use technology that makes your life easier (and don't feel bad about it!): If the hearing implant is the right decision for you, celebrate the fact that you live in a time when this technology is available. Take advantage of it!
Limit the times people can call you: Reduce the unhealthy aspects of multitasking by reserving only certain times of the day to answer messages or turn off the phone at night.
Reduced social media and television time: Studies have shown it to be addictive. If you find yourself constantly accessing the remote or checking the news, consider limiting your daily intake. Both social media and television can be used in ways that support your life, but excessive use can reduce them.
Reconnecting with Nature and Exercise: Studies have shown that nature and exercise help fight stress and depression. Think of 30 minutes of outdoor exercise every day with a friend and experience the benefits that a short break from technology can offer!

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