Technology has become an indispensable part of our lives and it is a huge component of the world we live in. The world would be unimaginable without it. It has shaped the course of history and reshaped the nature of human society. Revolutions in agriculture and food production have influenced population growth; changes in sanitation have reduced disease; advances in prehistoric weapons, bows and arrows, gunpowder, and nuclear explosives have changed the way wars are fought; and the printing press, telegraph, telephone, and Internet have lessened physical barriers to communication.
In the business industry, technology has empowered businesses to compete globally. It has helped companies step up their game and offer a wide range of products for their customers. It has also helped to streamline the process of business, and has provided convenience for employees and clients alike.
Moreover, the use of technology in the classroom allows students to collaborate and share work. Teachers can upload lessons online and students can complete assignments that are automatically marked and graded. Additionally, teachers can save time by using online assessments that help them to mark students’ progress.
However, it is important to note that while technological innovation often starts from individual inventiveness, the choices of what technologies are developed, paid attention to and invested in are largely determined by social and economic forces. These factors can include consumer acceptance, patent laws, the availability of capital, government budget processes, regulatory authorities, media attention, and economic competition.