Role of Communication in Day-to-day Life
On this World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which is celebrated every year on 17th of May, Revanya Devi has penned how communication is playing a major role in day-to-day life.
“An efficient telecommunications network is the foundation upon which an information society is built.” — Talal Abu Ghazaleh
Communication is the process of exchanging information between two or more parties. Communication plays a major role in many fields like Education, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Business, IT field, Social Networking, etc. There is a major evolution in communication from 5000,000 centuries back to present which helps people to have a better communication across the world — starting from telephone to intelligent phone is a greatest change in the communication society. The word communication means exchanging information. In this pandemic situation, communication systems bring all of us united and makes us stay connected during these unprecedented times.
History of communication:
Communication originated around 5000,000 BC. Almost 30,000 years ago symbols were developed, cave paintings and pictograms were developed, where pictorial representations formed a secret message that helped in communicating between several individuals. Then hieroglyphic writing was introduced after many years, which started communicating storytelling, poems, chants and so on.
In the 16th century, English alphabets were introduced. Initially, we were writing in talapatra but later paper with ink was introduced. In the 17th century Morse code was introduced for long distance telegraph before the first telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. Telephone makes everyone’s life easy to communicate with others as telegraphs used to take several weeks and sometimes month’s — this actually was addressed by the invention of telephone.
Next major change in the communication stream was radio and television. Usually, during the yesteryears, telephone was affordable only by the rich people but time has passed and now it is affordable by almost everyone now. During the same time, radio was invented by Marconi and various information regarding education, sports, politics, events were broadcasted to people. Later, television, fax and internet were introduced. Electronic Email (E-mails) made it extremely simple — as the information can be passed in a minute of time. Now in the 21st century we are using WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and so on using various communication technologies such as 3G, 4G,5G and even 6G now.
Importance of Communication:
Communication is used from Professional life to personnel life.
- Cordial relationship: For maintaining good relationship with other’s, communication is very important. Communication will help us in expanding the connections and maintaining the business, education, social circle etc.
- Exchanging ideas: In order to exchange your idea communication help’s a lot in which when exchanging the ideas with one another will help us a lot in doing works related to studies or business.
- Decision making: In the academic, business, or while working with the team, making major decisions regarding any issues/challenges or ant others, communication helps a lot.
- Knowledge Transfer: In the education field, communication between students and teachers is very important to gain and share knowledge.
- Expressing Emotions: In order to express our feeling towards others or our loved once’s, communication will have a major impact.
When it comes to the importance of communication, there are many more that can be listed. In general, communication is very important for our day-to-day life and activities. So, every one must invest to have a strong communication skill in order to have a best relationship and career.
“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In this Pandemic situation the whole world is connected through the internet where students are attending classes using Google Meet, Microsoft Team, ZOOM application etc and many business meetings, online webinars are also turned to be virtual. This lockdown is making us understand the importance of communication as it is helping us getting connected so quickly.
“Divided by lockdown but united by Internet”.
Communication will continue to play a major role all over the world. So, as communication engineers, we will be aiming to increase more opportunities in the field of communication.