The Digital World: How Tech Can Improve Every Aspect of Your Life

It’s the 21st century; technology surrounds us constantly. From the moment we wake up to when we close our eyes, the many wonders of digital technology will have impacted our daily lives in some way, whether it’s using your smartphone as an alarm in the morning, working on a computer all day, or relaxing with your favorite TV show. While the vast variety of technology available is well known, are you fully aware of how tech can improve certain aspects of your life? Below are three areas where technology can positively impact:

Health

There is more pressure than ever to ensure you are living a healthy, happy life, with studies showing how vital both physical and mental health is. It stands to reason then, that there are numerous digital solutions to help not only track your fitness levels, including those which monitor your activity levels, but also who are on hand at all hours to put your mind at ease over how you feel. For example, a trusted symptom checker such as Your.MD uses Artificial Intelligence to assess the symptoms you are currently experiencing and will provide safe and correct information to help you make the right choices regarding your health. Even if you are on the go, you can access a mobile app from wherever you are for peace of mind. It’s this ease of access and 24/7 availability which can transform and improve so many lives worldwide, as there are no waiting lists or sitting in a doctor’s waiting room for hours on end.

Relationships

Our lives are increasingly busy, with work commitments, trying to find time to spend with those closest to us, and family responsibilities. It can make it difficult to meet new people, especially if you want to jump back into the dating game. Long gone are the days of meeting your future spouse in a bar, although this, of course, still happens. Instead, digital solutions, such as the ever-popular dating apps, are the future of dating. While there was once a stigma around meeting a partner online, it is now commonplace, with studies suggesting those who meet online are happier than those who don’t. Digital dating improves your chances of meeting someone you truly click with, as you can filter the results to location, age, and gender, rather than leaving it to fate.

Smartphone apps aren’t only for those wishing to date; there are numerous which connect like-minded people and make it easy to stay in touch with friends and family near and far. If you want to join a new club, for example, there are websites and apps where you can find one nearest to you. It’s thanks to technology that you can build relationships with people you wouldn’t have had a chance to meet otherwise, making you feel less lonely and more connected than before.

Career Progression

Not only has the introduction of technology opened numerous doors in terms of career availability and how people perform their roles but it has also enabled job seekers to find new positions, learn new skills, and to move from company to company easily. It’s now quick and easy to create a resume online, upload it to a job website, and simply click ‘apply’ when you find a suitable position. Furthermore, if you see a suitable role, but you lack essential skills, you can learn via online learning, which is ideal for those with busy home lives, and those who have a nine-to-five position where traveling to classes would be difficult. Technology, therefore, is the cause of many new positions, career paths, and specialisms, allowing those with specific skills and talents a much wider market where they can find the job of their dreams.

 

There’s no denying that technology has dramatically changed society, and it has done so rapidly. Whatever aspect of life you wish to improve, there’s a technology solution to do so easily, whether you’re worried about your health, or you want to meet new people. With the numerous apps and websites available, the possibilities truly are limitless; it’s up to you to determine how far technology transforms your life.

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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