Written by Graciella Stephanie Ganadhi, Content Writer Project Child Indonesia
Today we celebrate World Telecommunication Society Day. It’s all about how technology has helped in our daily communication. In the 1800s, it was unimaginable for people to even have the idea of using lamps. Simply because electricity was not yet found. People live their everyday life without worry that their activities will be halted because the electricity has been cut. After all, they don’t even have one. Nowadays, it is unimaginable for us to not have electricity. Everything we do and use is connected to electricity. Our lives will come to a stop if there is any electricity cut.
In the late 1800s, Alexander Graham Bell founded telephone, and later in the early 1900s, Eric Tigerstedt founded a pocket-size folding phone. Now, a hundred years later, after the first portable phone is invented, our phones are smarter than ever. The invention of the internet in the late 1900s helps enhance the quality of our mobile phones nowadays. As a generation of internet users, it must be difficult for us to comprehend the idea of not being able to google something.
The invention of mobile phones and the internet have created a fast-paced society. Information sharing can be done across the globe in less than half of a second. This proves to be an advantage for our generation. People from different countries and continents can easily communicate and exchange their opinions through the internet.
With everything turned into an online form due to the COVID 19 pandemic, remote communications prove to be more important than ever. This pandemic has also sped technological reformation to the extent that was thought to be impossible before. The change into everything online also has its own challenges for the older generation. Sadly, the change is inevitable, and everyone has to learn to adapt sooner or later.
As a community, technological advances have helped us connect with each other. It is up to us to make and create something out of it. We cannot hide behind the protective shield of ‘I can’t understand technology and communication nowadays, so I might just as well give up’ forever. Those who are unwilling to adapt will be left behind. If, as an individual, we can adapt, these technological advances have proven to bring about many economic advantages as well. So, are you willing to utilize the technology for your benefit?