In the pandemic, we relied on technology to work, eat, socialize and entertain ourselves. Technology has developed tremendously in the past few years and now infiltrates also every aspect of modern life. The traditional sectors have seen a huge transformation in their processes, equipment, and staff management.
Technology is no longer limited to big data and AI. Let’s take a closer look at how technology has changed other sectors.
At first glance, you might not associate the construction industry with technology. However, most construction machinery uses smart technology these days to collect data and maximize efficiency. From electrical tools to Bluetooth features, the construction industry is a big fan of technology.
The director of power tool technology at Milwaukee Tool, Tim Obermann, said: “In the 1990s, we saw the introduction of low powered, handheld, cordless solutions. These were later replaced by more powerful lithium power tools, which Milwaukee Tool really pioneered.
“As the firm’s electrical and electronics engineering competencies matured, Milwaukee Tool went into brushless motors and electronic motor control in a big way. Subsequently, that enabled the addition of the internet of things with systemic microcontrollers.”
Ecommerce is now a huge part of the fashion industry. Online shopping has become increasingly popular in recent years. You can shop on your desktop or download the app for your store of choice. Once you like a few items online, the brand will often show you a list of items you may also like. The shopping experience is quick, efficient, and tailored to your style.
Online banking tends to be a love it or hate it kind of thing. Some people insist on going into a bank and talking to a customer service assistant. While others prefer the ease and accessibility of online banking. These days, ultra-modern banks, like Monzo, don’t have any in-store branches available. All of their resources are dedicated to online banking to optimize the user experience.
In a lockdown, millions of students began home-schooling online. Teachers can host lessons online via video chat and set out online activities for the students to do. They can ask questions, participate in polls and enjoy online quizzes from their home.
There are thousands of online courses available for anyone to take. Whether you want to take a 20-hour course or a one-year Master’s degree – there is something for you online. Education is far more accessible and affordable online. You don’t need to move to a different city and uproot your entire life. You can take an online course and broaden your skills while staying at home.
Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and we are likely to see far more changes in future years.