In a world that has experienced a technological awakening on a magnitude never experienced before, even the old have embraced the change. “New” is a word that might be used to describe Information Technology, but how recent can you say the field of Information systems. Scholars can argue that the first “information super highway” before the internet was the Dewey Decimal System used in libraries. Information Technology can be described as using computers to; store information, manipulate it into different formats, view, play, or delete digital files with the ability to transmit the information to different locations. The study of what makes this gadget tick; what makes the internet work, and what makes this phone’s camera better than that other one, explains the phenomenon which is these things we dedicate so much time to staring into them for hours on end. Appling technology to our day to day to life and how it can make everyday tasks easier and even enjoyable; taking a jog while listening to music on your mp3 player. Knowing the inner workingthesethis machines and systems is the simple definition of Information Technology.
Computers are the backbone that facilitates Information technology which has been adapted from the larger school of Information and Communication Technology. Take the example of your smsmartphonebasically these days even a 3-year-old has access to one of these A smartphone is a small computer with specialized features to facilitate making calls. Diverse applications of information technology are probably what makes our day way much easier, making copies in the office, making a hot cup of coffee at home, television at home to serenade the young ones while mom takes care of the chores. Most of us are literarily addicted to some of these gadgets and they make life a lot easier to bear. Technological advancements have paved the way in medicine and surgery in ways that no man could do, eliminating the risk in; diagnosis, medication, and procedure. Bill Gates says, “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” Scientists have even gone the full mile by developing robots that will replace humans in otherwise high-risk situations to preserve life-like soldiers and firefighters. Imagine a world where mothers, fathers, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters do not have to suffer the loss of losing their loved ones in war. Replacing live boots in the battleground combat-ready robot soldiers can take the risk to ensure that “all lives matter” is upheld.
In conclusion. The future looks brighter and brighter each day with new concepts being developed daily and developers coming up with ingenious ways of making us lazier by having the machines do all the heavy lifting. We applaud their efforts to save us time by using technology only for us to waste it staring at our phones. Technology will however never be able to surpass the importance of forming real-life connections with people, Steve Jobs said that we should our faith in people first over technology.