The world has changed more in the past 20 years than in the previous 200 all due to the rapid evolution of technology, especially with the advent of the internet. What was once a dream to be able to talk into a device and see someone else is now a daily reality. What was once a dream that you could actually send a message to someone without leaving a voice recording is now a reality. In fact, you can now send and receive messages back and forth to someone using a mobile devices, something unheard of over 20 years ago.
The boom around the internet has also taken new avenues where people can now get and send information to multiple providers who can access this information and use it to help you. For example, I created an account with one of my credit card companies and I can now use my mobile device to quickly gain information about my account including things like balance, last transaction or transactions, when my payment is due, etc. I can even make a payment to my credit card from my bank account which was saved off during the account creation process, all while sitting on the bus and using my mobile device. I can make financial transactions quickly and easily in the same manner.
On my way to a party, I did a quick search on my phone for a bouquet of flowers that can be delivered to the home prior to my arrival. This was all done with my mobile device, while sitting on a bus, without me even speaking to anyone. In fact, due to a previous search I did, my browser remembered the flowers I looked at before and quickly led me toward that same selection, making the process very quick and easy. Incredible advancements in the way we use the internet and how we purchase things is a fascinating shift in the way our lives work. It’ll be exciting to see where technology leads us and where we’ll be in the next decade compared to how far and quickly we’ve come in the past decade.