The world keeps evolving day in and day out, thanks to the availability of technology. Over the years, Technology has created countless opportunities with endless resources which have practically changed the way things are rolled. In this post, you will know such top 5 disruptive technologies we use every day.
At first, you should know what Disruptive Technology actually is!
Disruptive Technology is a technology that disrupts the way people currently do things. It is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. These are such type of technologies which changed the way we lived and have a huge impact on our lives.
Here are the top 5 disruptive technologies we use every day according to our editors:
1: Social Media
Social sites are becoming one of the main modes of communication for us, or at least the ones on which we spend the most time. Previously 15-20 years ago there was no such mode of communication with the help of which we could communicate with our relatives, friends or even strangers so quickly and easily at any time or any situation. Social media has broken the barriers when it comes to communicating and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to ways of getting in contact with someone.
The rise of social media and networking has made it faster and easier to access information around the world, and by having smaller, bite-sized chunks of information makes it easier for people to digest and communicate to one another. Whether through a simple tweet, post on Instagram or a status updates on Facebook, we can instantly be made aware of aware of different issues around the world than we ever were before.
Today, if you can’t reach someone on the phone, you can leave a voicemail or send a text. Or even better, tweet, Facebook message, or touch base in other ways. We have the ability to see what others are doing, often within seconds of them doing it.
2: Smart Mobile Devices
Tablets and smartphone are the hottest tech gadgets around. The maximum internet surfing in the world comes from mobile devices rather than laptops and desktops. Mobile technology and its applications bridge mainstream internet experience. Smartphones and tablets let us carry around the bulk of human knowledge in our pockets, or at least a tool to get to that knowledge.
These highly portable devices can act as music players, cameras, GPS devices, video viewers and e-readers. With the built-in calendar, dictation and voice-activated personal assistant programs, they could begin to reduce the need for live assistance. Smartphones with cameras have already taken a bite out of the consumer camera market. The higher-end smartphones have resolutions and other capabilities that rival many digital cameras on the market.
As their processors are getting more powerful and cellular internet connections are getting faster, both smartphones and tablets are replacing laptops and desktop computers as people’s day to day computing devices. They have already become more powerful than a lot of our old laptops from years ago, they don’t require as much power, and 3G and 4G cellular networks and WiFi connectivity have brought them faster broadband speeds. Smartphones and tablets are also playing a major role in disruptive technologies.
3: Mobile Payments
Today, transactions are processed in the comfort of home or on the move thanks to the evolution of mobile technology. Many specific banks or applications gave the clients the privilege of performing transactions using their mobile devices whether smartphones or tablets. With the mobile applications, one can make transactions straight from their accounts. This is very convenient and saves you time. So now people don’t need to carry their wallet with them or even if they forget to bring their wallet they can directly pay from their mobile for anything they ordered or purchased.
In a bid to facilitate mobile payment for a bank, these mobile applications have brought in the following changes:
- They give an alternative means to access the bank account.
- Transactions have been made easier.
- It has made the withdrawal of money easier.
Also, with mobile payment, people can shop for anything they want regardless of the country. This is because the transfer of funds to the manufacturers is easier and very convenient. Without mobile banking, it was a very difficult thing to purchase something from a foreign country, but now all barriers have been lifted making it a free highway. These bring togetherness in the financial systems of different countries that never existed.
Email has completely revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. By the 1990s, the email had become a pillar of the internet alongside the World Wide Web. The invention of email has transformed the way we work, making it possible to communicate with people anywhere in the world, almost instantly. It’s the pen and paper of the 21st century but offers so much more.
Business colleagues, families and friends can keep in touch much more easily, saving time and money and developing relationships that would suffer without email. Email enables us to reach large numbers of people at once; we can type the same message once and it can be received by dozens, hundreds or thousands of people, removing the need to duplicate a letter hundreds or thousands of times. Family gatherings or business meetings can be organized in a fraction of the time without getting up from the computer or looking up from a mobile device. You can send items such as newsletters, reports and sponsorship forms from one person to many people instantly, enabling information to be distributed in the blink of an eye.
5: The Internet
We can start with one simple question: Can you imagine your life without the Internet? Just close your eyes for a moment and think about what life was before the web. You can barely remember that time if you were born and grew up before the Internet. If you are a digital native, this task is simply impossible.
Millennials, also known as digital customers: will never experience a world with no connectivity and mobile devices. Yes, there are still (small) areas of our planet not wired and cabled but: at least for us living in developing countries: it is hard to imagine a life before Google, Amazon or Facebook.
If you search on Google (where else!), you will find tons of experiments or researches about life without the Internet. They all come down to one single definitive truth:
I cannot even imagine my life without the Internet or the smartphone. It is an integral part of who I am.
The Internet is still relatively young (it just celebrated its 29th birthday in 2018) and yet the connectivity has already produced long-lasting effects. It all started with a cable plugged into the phone line, and now we possess the entire world in the palm of our hand.
There is one exact moment that changed things forever, and that was when the Internet came out of our home, held inside a small box called a smartphone.