The Ever Increasing Rate of Technology Change

What a world that we live in today. With the abundance of information now at our fingertips, advancements in technology are happening at an alarming rate. But is the rate slowing down? Quite the contrary. The rate of technology advancements is actually growing in a positive way.

A great way to see this in action is with the everyday computer. Today if you bought a computer it would be outdated within a couple of years. Processors are getting smaller and more powerful and even memory chips are shrinking while their capacities are increasing. Programmers and writers of new code could quite possibly be the ones slowing down the progress.

This allows computers to get faster, more powerful and smarter. Gone are the days of a room full of computer hardware to do a simple task. The iPhone is more powerful than those mammoth computers in the 1970's and we find faults with the iPhone everyday!

Faster computers allow for more realistic graphics, higher resolution for photos and images. This is great for capturing those memories while holidaying, or for entertainment at the movies.

But not only for faster and more powerful computers, but the benefits of what these computers can allow us to do. Innovation.

Curing disease and the worlds problems still remains a challenge high on the worlds problem list. But advancements in technology can support. Being able to setup virtual environments allows testing to occur and real world results to be predicted. This is great news for animal lovers who hate the thought of animal testing. But unfortunately a computer can only go so far with predictions, and to see the real world result we ultimately have to test on a human to see if the predictions are correct.

The connectivity of the internet allows all 7 billion people on this planet to connect with each other (provided they have access). Which is a phenomenal achievement. Certainly someone living 200 years ago could not image such a thing. So what will the next 200 years bring? Or better yet, 50 years? Hopefully you will still be around to see it and benefit from the advancements.