Since the dawn of time, people have been struggling to overcome the hardships of everyday life. The imminent danger and obstacles they had to overcome made them strive for greater knowledge and innovation, the key to survival was always creativity.
Until the moment electricity was invented, all inventions were highly practical and usually material, but with the invention of electricity came the great change of pace in the progress of technology.
Electricity made what was thought impossible, possible. Soon after its invention, or rather discovery, it was used in every aspect of modern life. Industrial revolutions began and everything changed so quickly, but most importantly, another kind of technology came to life – computer technology.
Today, we can’t imagine our lives without computers even though their use in everyday life was introduced only a few decades ago.
Most computers are used in average households and usually serve as means of entertainment and social interaction, but a lot of people forget that those same computers, even less powerful than an average one in someone’s home today, sent people to the moon.
One thing everybody should know is that computers are made of two things, hardware, and software. Hardware is the material a computer is made of, but software is the code installed on your hard drive.
While the hardware is usually the same with of course some differences in characteristics, software can be completely different depending on what you want to do.
Computer technology runs any industry that comes to mind. All that’s different is the software that operates it. All those great, big factories exist because of computer technology and most machines in those factories are connected to the computer that oversees all the work.
Everything important is in the software. The timing of each machine, temperatures, pressure, anything that comes to mind is regulated via the main computer.
Computer technology can be connected with any other technology. So for example, in modern society, it can even be applied to agriculture.
Since the launch of satellites to achieve a GPS system, computer technology could then be applied to machines used for agriculture. The only missing thing that was essential in the programming of these machines was their actual position, and this can now be acquired via GPS systems.
Now with all the necessary information, the machines don’t even need an operator to drive them, all you have to do is type in the coordinates, set the desired speed of the vehicles, apply regulations on the external features of the machines and start the program.
If this isn’t impressive enough, the future of transportation will follow almost the same principle as these vehicles for agriculture already do. The automobiles will become driverless; you will step inside the car, type in the destination where you want to go, and it will drive you there, all thanks to computer technology and GPS.
Modern computers are truly multifunctional and not only work related, it can now be used for other forms of activities such as gaming.
If they were only work related, the computers wouldn’t sell very well since the vast majority of people wouldn’t have the need for them, but since they can be used for entertainment purposes as well, they have become the necessity of today’s society.