Now that we are used to living in a world with so many gadgets, devices, and apps for everything, it is difficult to imagine a world without them. Certain apps have become so mainstream, like Google for search engines and Spotify for music, that we hardly think before using them for their services. Some things didn’t even exist ten years ago that are now an everyday part of our lives. So here are the top ten advancements in technology that happened in the last ten years.
Slack And Whatsapp
Most people in the world now have an app that connects all the employees in the workplace. They also have an app to chat with friends, send them photos, videos, documents, etc. There are features to make groups, broadcast messages to specific contacts, etc., that maximize efficiency at the workplace, make it easy to promote goods and services and stay in touch with many people with minimum effort.
Temporary Self-Destructing Messages
Since the launch of Snapchat in 2011, people have gotten used to sending sensitive messages, pictures, and data through Snapchat. The idea was innovative, and the concept of putting up stories was appealing, but then other social media platforms also integrated that idea, and now, even though a lot of users are not using Snapchat anymore, their concepts live on other platforms. Snapchat eventually became a place to send nudes and make drug deals. Instagram and Facebook have become places to put up stories so that people can show off their day-to-day activities, food, and selfies.
Every appliance in the household is getting smarter. From the fridge to the light, everything can be managed by voice commands and on the phone. You need working WiFi, and you can turn off your lights at home while sitting in your office kilometers away. You can get a smart coffee maker that automatically starts making your coffee in the morning when you get up by using an app on your phone. Your phone can even set the temperature in your room, open up the curtains, and let you know when the coffee is made so you can drink it first thing in the morning. You can update your security by installing motion-sensor lights, CCTV cameras, smart locks, and an intelligent security system using Amazon Alexa.
Online Payment Systems
Most people don’t feel the need to carry cash around as they can now use their credit/debit cards or any virtual payment system on the phone. Your friend needs money urgently? You can PayPal or Venmo them some bucks that they can use to pay at the register immediately. After a couple of years, we won’t even be carrying any cash around, and paper bills will be a thing of the past that we will think about nostalgically.
Earphones were a great option to listen to music and talk to people and still be able to keep your hands free to multi-task. But with the invention of wireless buds, the game has changed. Now the world listens to podcasts, music streaming devices, and audio, social media because they can always keep their earbuds in. Nobody can get bored when they are constantly consuming content through earphones. The only problem with earphones was that they could get tangled or tear up, but with wireless earbuds, the issues are solved, and it is expected to see people wearing them everywhere they go.