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How technology changed the world

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Modern technology has paved the way for multi-functional devices like the smartwatch and the smartphone. Computers are increasingly faster, more portable, and higher-powered than ever before. With all of these revolutions, technology has also made our lives easier, faster, better, and more fun. Technology has changed the world in many ways during the last decade. Medicine- technology has enabled robots and remote location surgeries, it has reduced the chances of infection and disease, it has speeded up the process of delivering medicines and life-saving drugs.
Every day, technology is creating more breakthroughs to fight serious illnesses that have resulted in high mortality in the past. Stem cell research gives patients a new lease on life, as do artificial limbs. The early 2000s also saw the culmination of a biotech boom that had started in the mid-1990s. Many firms focused on advancing biotechnologies through enhanced tech research.
An early Technology Pioneer, Actelion Pharmaceuticals was one of these companies. Actelion’s tech researched the single layer of cells separating every blood vessel from the blood stream. Like many other biotech firms at the time, their focus was on precise disease and treatment research. While many tech firms today still focus on disease and treatment research, many others have been focusing on healthcare delivery. Telehealth has been on the rise in recent years, with many young tech expanding virtual healthcare options.
New technologies such as virtual visits, chatbots are being used to delivery healthcare to individuals, especially during COVID-19.Many companies are also focusing their healthcare tech on patients, rather than doctors. For example, Ada, a symptom checker app, used to be designed for doctor’s use but has now shifted its language and interface to prioritize givingpatients information on their symptoms. Other companies, like 7 cups, are focused are offering mental healthcare support directly to their users without through their app instead of going through existing offices.
The past two decades have seen healthcare tech get much more personal and use tech for care delivery, not just advancing medical research. The Internet has turned our existence upside down. It has revolutionized communications, to the extent that it is now our preferred medium of everyday communication. In almost everything we do, we use the Internet. Ordering a pizza, buying a television, sharing a moment with a friend, sendinga picture over instant messaging. Before the Internet, if you wanted to keep up with the news, you had to walk down to the newsstand when it opened in the morning and buy a local edition reporting what had happened the previous day. But today a click or two is enough to read your local paper and any news source from anywhere in the world, updated up to the minute.
The changes in social communication are of particular significance. Although analogue tools still have their place in some sectors, new technologies are continuing to gain ground every day, transforming our communication practices and possibilities-particularly among younger people. The Internet has removed all communication barriers. Online, the conventional constraints of space and time disappear and there is a dizzyingly wide range of communicative possibilities. The impact of social media applications has triggered discussion of the “new communication democracy.”
The development of the Internet today is being shaped predominantly by instant, mobile communications. The mobile Internet is a fresh revolution. Comprehensive Internet connectivity via smartphones and tablets is leading to an increasingly mobile reality: we are not tied to any single specific device, and everything is in the cloud. Some technologies dramatically enhance the accuracy and speed of clinicians’ efforts.
Identifying a bacterial or viral infection, and the best drugs to treat it, can mean long waits for blood cultures. But scientists have developed biochips that can do a complete microbial scan in a couple of hours, without culturing-and in the process may identify mutations that make some microbes antibiotic resistant. The boom in research into the human microbiome-the trillions of bacteria on and in each individual’s body-is encouraging new modes of diagnosis and increasing understanding.
Genetic analysis could help unlock the many secrets of the gut microbiome, believed to play a role in the risk and development of obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, and even neurologic conditions. Thanks to artificial intelligence and machine learning, diagnostic tools can be trained to read tissue samples and radiologic scans. Google researchers fed more than a quarter-million patients’ retinal scans into algorithms that recognize patterns-and the technology “learned” to spot which patterns predict a patient has high blood pressure or is at increased risk for heart attack or stroke.
In some comparisons, digital tools produced more accurate analyses than did human pathologists, dermatologists, or radiologists. Today, it is possible to reproduce bones and some internal organs using 3D printing technology. These artificial organs and bones can then be introduced into the body of the patient to replace diseased or problematic areas. Surgeons are also using 3D printing technology to have a better understanding of what is happening inside their patients’ bodies.
With a 3D model, it is significantly easier for a surgeon to have a closer look at the problem and simulate a variety of solutions or possible operations that can be undertaken before performing the actual surgery on the patient.Similarly, 3D printing has revolutionized prosthetics. With a 3D printer, getting a customized prosthetic hand or leg is significantly cheaper. It is now possible to custom print prosthetic hands, for example, for a child that needs different models as they grow, instead of having to go out and get a new prosthetic hand fitted every year. Plus, with the massive developments that are being made in the 3D printing industry, the costs associated with this technology are reducing every day.
Big data is a huge deal right now. In the medical and healthcare industry, data is everything. There is a huge amount of data available that when analyzed, can offer significant insights into the state of the healthcare industry as a whole. For example, by studying patient treatment histories, doctors can make more accurate diagnoses and propose better treatments.Today, doctors and nurses use handheld devices to record patients’ real-time data and instantly update their medical history. This makes more accurate and more efficient diagnoses and treatments. Centralization of critical patient data and lab results has really improved the quality of healthcare.
Science and technology inventions and discoveries, including the theory of the origin of the universe, the theory of evolution, and the discovery of genes, have given humanity many hints relating to human existence from civilized and cultural points of view. Science and technology have had an immeasurable influence on the formation of our understanding of the world, our view of society, and our outlook on nature.
The wide variety of technologies and science discoveries produced by humanity has led to the building and development of the civilizations of each age, stimulated economic growth, raised people’s standards of living, encouraged cultural development, and had a tremendous impact on religion, thought, and many other human activities. The impact of science and technology on modern society is broad and wide-ranging, influencing such areas as politics, diplomacy, defense, the economy, medicine, transportation, agriculture, social capital improvement, and many more. The fruits of science and technology fill every corner of our lives.