One of the characteristics of Tech is that it continues to evolve, improving on every aspect of life. The just-concluded decade brought about a lot of improvements to living, improvements that can be termed as trends. In this article, we explore a list of 5 most important tech trends of the decade.
1. Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb
Services like Uber and Lyft and Airbnb have successfully made getting a ride and finding a place to stay simpler and cheaper. Their mobile apps make things even easier. However, the success of Uber and Airbnb have also been controversial. Uber has been blasted for endangering passengers for a while and Airbnb has been criticized for their tone-deaf advertising.
When Apple decided to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, it was a huge moment. Apple already had a plan to launch a wireless earbud that will make things easier.
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When it was launched 3 years ago, there were doubts, but this year, Apple is set to sell 50 million sets of AirPods, and this makes the company king of the wireless earbuds.
3. Amazon Echo and the Alexa
The first speaker that was launched 5 years ago did not turn heads. It was a weak Bluetooth speaker that failed with simple voice commands. But Alexa from Amazon showed up and it was accepted.
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Asking the tech to do something became a cultural phenomenon. Google and Apple have tried to catch up to what Amazon did, but no luck yet. Amazon has even expanded Alexa’s capabilities into several devices, but even that comes with its privacy issues.
4. Apple Watch
This one was launched in 2015, and it brought tech to our wrists. Apple Watch, alongside Fitbit, Garmin and so on now help us with our daily activities by meeting goals for steps, miles and other measurements that turn exercise into a game. These devices help us to check notifications easily.
After about 10 years of denying that Apple was working on a tablet computer, Steve Jobs finally made the big announcement in January 2010.
Steve said it would define “an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before,” and he did not lie. Fast forward to today, iPads are now useful for children, students, parents e.t.c.
More Information On Technology:
Technology is the sum of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, and the like, or it can be embedded in machines to allow for operation without detailed knowledge of their workings.
Systems (e. g. machines) applying technology by taking an input, changing it according to the system’s use, and then producing an outcome are referred to as technology systems or technological systems.
The simplest form of technology is the development and use of basic tools. The prehistoric discovery of how to control fire and the later Neolithic Revolution increased the available sources of food, and the invention of the wheel helped humans to travel in and control their environment.
Developments in historic times, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale.
Technology has many effects. It has helped develop more advanced economies (including today’s global economy) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class.
Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products known as pollution and deplete natural resources to the detriment of Earth’s environment.
Innovations have always influenced the values of a society and raised new questions in the ethics of technology.
Examples include the rise of the notion of efficiency in terms of human productivity and the challenges of bioethics.
Philosophical debates have arisen over the use of technology, with disagreements over whether technology improves the human condition or worsens it.
Neo-Luddism, anarcho-primitivism, and similar reactionary movements criticize the pervasiveness of technology, arguing that it harms the environment and alienates people; proponents of ideologies such as transhumanism and techno-progressivism view continued technological progress as beneficial to society and the human condition.
There you have it – a comprehensive list of important tech trends of the decade. If you have any contributions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.