The role of technology in our daily lives has become one of the trademarks of modern living. At some point today you will have used an application to assist you with some part of your life, whether that is something as simple as waking you up or smart tech designed to make your home more interactive. With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the areas of life that the digital world has become more prevalent and make some suggestions as to how you might utilise it even more.
Business & Careers
We are going to start by taking a look at how the world of business has been influenced by changing technologies. Working is just a normal part of living and for a large portion of the modern workforce, thinking about the tech we use doesn’t seem worthwhile because it is so second nature. However, you don’t have to go that far back in time before you come across offices that weren’t even using a computer. So thinking about how tech has entered the workplace and how it can beneficial to the future is an important topic to consider.
We are going to start with something in the workforce that it is fair to say a lot of people take for granted and that is the ability to work collaboratively across not just departments but entire countries. It isn’t that long ago that working outside of your company would require endless phone calls and meetings, time-consuming exercises that just aren’t necessary anymore. As a result, we are seeing greater working relationships forged around the world so that a company who requires services to be fulfilled elsewhere can use IT vendor management or communications applications.
Applications is a good place to move onto when discussing the influence of technology on business. Communication apps in particular have changed the way we are able to meet deadlines, agree deals, and generally do business. A team can manage itself remotely through apps like Microsoft Teams and Basecamp, the latter being ideal for project management. As a result of apps like these – and other such as Asana – you will now be working in a far more productive environment than just ten or twenty years ago.
Freelance or Self-Employed
There is a pretty good chance that you or someone you know works freelance in some capacity. While that type of work has always been available, it has become a lot more feasible thanks to the growth of the internet and other technology. If working in the world of the gig economy is something that appeals to you then you can get started by creating accounts on websites like Fiverr and Upwork. These sites give people with a broad range of skills such as writing, design, communications, tech work, and many more to promote themselves and sell their services.
In addition to the opportunity to pursue your dreams through websites like those outlined above, people who need to have a more adaptable working schedule are now able to do so with ease, again thanks to the digital landscape. Applications like Uber and Deliveroo have opened up the world of private hire vehicles and food delivery to people through something as simple as clicking a button. You can pick and choose your hours, and have the ability to work in the location that suits your needs. These options just simply weren’t available to previous generations.
Fitness & Health
As human life progresses it is only natural that we will learn more and more about how our bodies operate. That is the nature of progression and education, so it seems logical that the next step is for that to start drip into our daily lives. The modern person is more aware of the dangers of various food chemicals, the need for nutrition, and exercise requirements than ever before. Enter the technological world and its helpful hand to make this information not just accessible, but workable.
Apps like MyFitnessPal have developed a corner of the market that allows you to use your smartphone to track your health and adjust your lifestyle accordingly. Places like YouTube give a platform to people to demonstrate how to perform workout routines that are designed for healthier living. The average phone these days will come with access to a wealth of applications that are designed to take the work of medical science and make it applicable to your daily life. You can also use your smartphone to get motivational tools and progress trackers so that ways of making your life better purely through the lens of health is straightforward and attainable.