Technology is and will always change the world. These changes have been seen throughout history, such as the communications satellites, ATMs, and even the Internet. Even though we already have these amazing things, scientists, engineers, and other inventive people are still striving to make greater and greater things. There are already endeavors to use more solar panels more efficiently, for example.

History has already proven that technology is the biggest way to change the world. What is something we use everyday and you probably have right beside you? Yes, your cellphone. If not for Telstar, the first communications satellite deployed on July 10, 1962 [1], we might have to still talk through wired telephones and not have this technology. Another huge convenience everyone probably looks past is ATMs. The day was September 2, 1969 that the first one of these made their public debut in Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York [2], it forever made banking easier for both the teller and the consumer. The biggest change I’ve yet to cover is one that is needed to even view this essay, the Internet. The first ever .COM domain registered was on March 15, 1985 [3] which I would say when the first “modern” Internet was used.

The past has made very large strides, yes, but the future holds even more in store for the world. Firstly, the way we harvest, store, and convert solar energy will be advanced enough to make it the primary source of energy on our planet [4, page 9] according to Thomson Reuters analysts of the text The World in 2025. “Thanks to improvements in photovoltaic technology, chemical bonding, photocatalysts and three-dimensional nanoscale heterojunctions, the use of the sun as the world’s primary source of energy is no longer for the environmentally-conscious select; it is for the masses” they say. These analysts also claim that food shortages and food price fluctuations will be a thing of the past. They say that light technology will be so progressive that lights could be made specifically to enhance the growth of plants [4, page 13]. Finally, the analysts say that “DNA mapping at birth is the norm to manage disease risk” [4, page 23]. Since the volume of matter which can be manipulated in the lab gets smaller and smaller, greater possibilities for precise medical screening emerge.

People who oppose technology may say that it makes us lazy, while really it makes life more of a convenience. A word document, for example, is a much better way to write an essay for several reasons. It helps write more efficiently because you are able to type much faster than you can write, and the typing font is always perfect, also if you write a whole essay and realize that a paragraph is completely messed up, you won’t have to erase all of it, you can just go to the paragraph and delete and retype the unwanted text. Another way it supposedly makes us lazy is that food delivery services are now able to deliver from a lot of restaurants that don’t usually deliver. This is a plus for people who don’t like to go to restaurants to eat, or for elderly people who want a little spice in their life but are unable to go places safely.

Technology is the biggest way to change the world. We have already seen this happen numerous times throughout the years with communications satellites, ATMs, and Internet, and will continue to happen many years from now with solar panels, artificial light to feed plants, and DNA mapping as just a few examples.

Work Cited

  1. “Telstar.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Aug. 2017, Accessed 29 Aug. 2017.

2. “First ATM opens for business.”, A&E Television Networks, Accessed 29 Aug. 2017.

3. “Domain name.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 27 Aug. 2017, Accessed 29 Aug. 2017.

4. “The World in 2025” Science Watch, Accessed 29 Aug. 2017.