Technology is a broad concept that encompasses everything from the scientific invention of agriculture to modern computer chips and robots. It also includes the wide range of tools and equipment that help to empower entrepreneurs, improve business sales and employee productivity and even assist people with disabilities.
Democratizes access to information
Technology enables people from all walks of life to explore new opportunities and learn about different things, from the sublime such as planetary science to the mundane like brushing teeth. Increasingly, education is moving online and students can study anything from anywhere in the world.
Speeds up communication
Technology has radically improved the speed and ease with which we can communicate across the globe. Where once we relied on quills and scrolls, now we use Twitter, tumbler, email, phone, fax and messaging tools to stay in touch with each other and the world around us.
Technology enhances human efficiency by freeing up time to focus on more creative and fulfilling work. It also helps to reduce costs by enabling companies to scale up faster and serve more customers.
Technology has an unmistakable democratising effect on people and their desire to know and understand the world around them. It allows for quick and easy access to the wealth of information that is available on the internet, and provides a platform for individuals to express their creativity in numerous ways, from the obvious such as putting together a Pinterest board during a brainstorming session, to more subtle but no less effective tools such as using a smartboard in a collaborative space for group discussions.