It would not be inaccurate to say that technology is now a truly central part of our day-to-day lives. We could probably even surmise that there is very little about life these days that does not rely heavily on the use of technology. It has emerged as a fixture, a central factor that we have embraced in determining how life flows around us. The changing landscape of the world of today is one that is created and driven by the use of technology, which has become intrinsically interwoven into the fabric of how we live our lives. This results in a world that is at once complex and yet simple, due to the way that technology has helped us break through the complexities of our lives, albeit while simultaneously resulting in an environment that is challenging in a whole different way.
One way we can see the effects of technology on the complexity o modern life is through understanding the concept of multitasking. Technology has indeed spiked the way that modern life blossoms into full-blown complexity – task follows task, increasingly complex and demanding going from one simple requirement into a full-on almost orchestral plan that demands success in the multiple mini-tasks that build it up, never mind the sheer coordination between participants and management of varying factors. Technology has just about enabled us to deal with all the implications of this, but by doing so it has also made more of it possible.
Thankfully, for all the good and bad change that it brings, technology has also allowed us to keep a firm grasp on the things that matter, preserving them and taking care of them in new and better ways.
The way we keep in touch with each other across the miles continues to grow as much as we ourselves do. The standards of communication have risen more and more over time, to form a brilliant standard that we could hardly afford to let slide. From stationary voice calls we evolved into people who could make calls from wherever we were thanks to the advent of mobile phones. Mobile phones then leapt forward, allowing us to make and send text messages, expanding our ability to communicate from afar and share our experiences with others. From there it was another sizeable leap to incorporating social networking capabilities, allowing communication to take another leap forward. Mobile service providers like Verizon and others have taken their places in offering services to allow us to communicate more effectively, and the next example is no exception.
There are many more advancements in modern mobile phones that have revolutionized our ability to communicate and share experiences. For instance, modern mobile phones take full advantage of their integrated imaging hardware and increased software capabilities by letting users take pictures and video to send to one another as multimedia messages. This is usually done through the benefits of services like Verizon’s VZWPIX service. Users can even share pictures and video with fellow users whose phones do not have the capability to read multimedia messages, through the use of an online album called VZWPIX Place.