There are many technologies that many people use daily; they were in an integration process into their lives via certain attributes that are in detailed form in a separate article under the title:” technology acceptance model.” The idea is that technology goes through several stages before it optimizes its features well enough for everyday usage. The same thing happens when a technology is outdated or did not quite meet the demand of the consumers. In this article, there will be a detailed discussion of the many stages that various technologies went through to get to where they are today.
1. Early 70s until the mid-90s
Not many people are aware of this, but it was in 1974 that the Internet was first under design ideas and engineered. But it was until late 1979 that the finishing touches were put on its infrastructure, for it to be finally out to the public in 1980. And it was a considerable starter for many technologies that go beyond communication purposes, and that is because it was a stimulus for invention and technology in order to facilitate its reach and make it possible for more tech to be available. A clear example of this is the telephone and the way the size and features of it developed throughout the years. The Internet offered its services to handheld devices, and phones started to get smaller and more practical as well as more effective at carrying out internet-related tasks. The entire line-up of telephone developers was racing to get their products compatible with the modern needs of their respective consumers. And it was the same result for computers and connectivity devices, which meant that sending and receiving data is more seamless than ever and relatively in real-time. The interest in technology in the period was a hobby or a second job to the people that were part of the development process of the technology products, or the people who were aspiring to be one. It was also completely disconnected from the mainstream setting that other industries were following, and that meant that whatever was at the table was new and followed no regulations in terms of what it can deliver and what it would look like, which is why there were these concepts that did not see the light of day.
2. The early 2000s
In this era of technology, the most apparent development since the last one is the fact that the Internet grew to be the most diverse and productive data center in the world. And that is partially due to the contribution of significant search engine companies like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Still, it is mostly because of the ease of use of said search engines and their respective popularity. Many new technologies started their brands at the time, and they had a fresh take on what modern technology products would look like and feature. Said products included some very well-known brands and introduced new tech that the human race did not know they needed yet. For example, the scanning technology went from military and medicinal equipment only into modern ordain and everyday use, as well as the change from button presses to the implementation of touch sensing technology in various daily drivers such as cars and phones. This era was very notorious for the amount of access it had to tech products. It was the era when the tech companies were trying to distinguish themselves from everyone else in their timeslot, whether it be in design aspects or attributor methods. There were tremendous feedback loops from developers and tech companies to their respective consumers where their products were in constant update state according to the feedback.
3. The modern era
In the modern era, the technologies are derived heavily from what was introduced in the early 2000s. And while it is a fact that modern technology brought some new concepts like wireless technology and motion sensors. This new era of technology also had a very distinct change of mentality that surrounded the technology world for decades. The globalization of tech and the fact that the designs catered to the new generations and had the futuristic themes that got their consumers excited is one of the many reasons why technology is a trending topic today. The technology used to be this niche that had its very limited audience, so the flow of information that would appear about a new phone or a game-changing improvement to a particular technology was only for by people who were well versed in the technology world. In today’s world, that kind of news is always the center of attention to many people, as it is noticeable in social media and the growth of tech conferences.
4. The central aspect of development
1.1 Science in technology advancement
One of the many reasons that technology out of every other field was the one to have a very effective outcome on humanity is that it was under the support of scientific researches and discoveries, which made it very compatible with the needs of the society it existed in considering that science serves humanity primarily. And that carried away the creative freedom that was necessary to invent and come up with ideas that were forward-thinking and had enough substance to engage and hook its users for a long time.
1.2 Consumer advise
The fact that technology was set up to be a daily spectacle in every aspect had a lot of influence on the direction it took to achieve what it has become today. Virtually, the designs and attributes of the technology change over time to better suit the needs and expectations of the tech community as well as the users. While it is true that there was plenty of space for tech developers to implement their creative ideas into the final product, it is still within the parameters of what their audience expects from them.
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Originally published on Live Positively.