In this day and age technology is the forerunner in the majority of people’s lives. We use the technology of some sort every single day, sometimes without even thinking about it.
Technology comes in all shapes and sizes, things that move, things that move us, things that practically think for themselves. It is amazing at how far we have come and how quickly things change. It is truly amazing to see how we keep improving over the years and much we can do in such little time, all thanks to technology.
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Let’s have a look at a few technology improvements that have made our lives more convenient.
Cell phones have got to be one of our very most advanced pieces of technology, 15 years ago cell phones were pretty much just being introduced, some, of course, had them beforehand, but that’s roughly when they started to be more common to see in everyday use. Technology helped us to advance from a rotary dial phone to a punch key phone – still corded to the wall of course, to a cordless phone which was a huge advancement, to now almost everyone from 10 and above have their own cell phone. First, we could only call someone or send a quick text but careful to not go over our monthly limit. Now we can call people, video chat, check our emails, search the web, do our banking, watch movies, and the list goes on and on. It’s amazing!
Here is where things get fun. What is your favorite backyard toy? One that is pretty fun to use but also extremely convenient and efficient is a snow blower. Now there are numerous different types of snow blowers you can get depending on how much snow you get, how large your driveway is etc. If you have a smaller space to clear and you want something light, then have a look at some single stage snowblowers. If you need something a little bigger, heavier and can handle more use then you may want to look into a two-stage snow blower. But, don’t think that snow blowing is all work though. Use these awesome pieces of technology to build a snow fort by piling all the snow in one area, or how about clearing a space for a mini ice rink. Let your imagination run free.
When it comes to kitchen gadgets we truly have developed our methods of preparing food. The advances we have made from open fire cooking has been significant. Our ovens are run by electricity or propane, we have self-timers and can control the temperature with a turn of a button. Truly an advancement. Let’s talk one of the most convenient kitchen gadgets – slow cookers. Yes, that’s right. What a remarkable piece of technology, the fact that you can grab a frozen roast from your freezer, toss it in the slow cooker with a few other items, set it to low and head off to work. When you get home, your meal is cooked and all you have to do is plate it. Can it get any better?
To throw in something that normally wouldn’t come to the top of one’s mind when thinking of convenient technology but when everyone mentioned would go ‘oooooohhh yes’ – an elevator. Think of how many times you’ve taken an elevator in a hotel, hospital, workplace or even mall. Can you imagine having to take the stairs every single time? Now, I would encourage everyone to take the stairs as often as you can. But, if you have an armload of grocery bags or moving from place to place, an elevator can save a lot of time, energy and hassle. Don’t forget about Escalators too, have you ever arrived at a large airport and had to run for your gate so that you don’t miss your next plane? What if that gate is a very long distance away and you are trailing luggage behind you. Thank you, world, for those convenient flat escalators that seem to make you float across the distance. Technology Rocks!
Although technology can be amazing and allow us to do some many great things, fast things, efficient things, sometimes it’s good to take a break from it. Take time to spend with your family, take designated times to put the phone down and read a book or talk to someone in person. We love how easy technology has made a lot of things but let’s not get lazy because of it. Sometimes it’s great to go for a coffee with a friend, or roast a wiener over a fire, shovel a path by hand and many other small things. We need to remember to stay active and not allow ourselves to completely rely on technology.