5 Niches Technology Has Changed For The BetterBy Ernest Hamilton, UniversityHerald Reporter
Technology has completely changed the world in recent times, so much so that it is hard to remember a time before smartphones, the internet and other types of tech that have become so important to so many areas of life. There are certainly areas that technology has changed for the better in recent times and the future looks bright as more tech developments are being made in fields like AI, Internet of Things and green technologies. With this in mind, here are a few niches that have been changed for the better in recent years thanks to the development of technology.
One of the main niches that has been improved in recent times is energy. Energy is, of course, so important to practically every aspect of life, but environmental damage has been a major talking point in recent years and attributed to the reliance of fossil fuels. Fortunately, green technologies are being developed and are now becoming used more often as the world becomes more eco-conscious. This includes green technologies such as:
Energy efficient appliances
Education is another niche that has benefitted greatly from technological developments in recent times. The internet has completely changed the way in which people learn and allowed them to earn qualifications from the comfort of their own home. Plus, this remote learning has been hugely valuable during the pandemic as it has allowed kids to continue learning while staying safe. Augmented and virtual reality are also types of technology that can greatly assist learning and help people to learn key skills in a safe environment which is particularly useful in certain fields.
Finance has been transformed by tech in recent times and led to what is now essentially a cashless society. It has also made it is much quicker and easier for people to secure an emergency loan from places like CashLady, which can greatly improve people's lives as it means that they do not have to panic in situations like needing a household repair, buying a new car or any other kind of major one-off cost.
Manufacturing is always a good niche to look at when assessing technology as it is often one of the first places to implement new technologies. Today's manufacturing plants seem highly futuristic with the use of robots automating tasks and working alongside humans as explained by Robotics Tomorrow, Internet of Things, 3D printing and augmented reality amongst many other types of tech helping the operation in many ways.
Tech has also changed many different areas of business with marketing being one area improved greatly. Businesses can now learn a lot more through the use of data analytics helping them to make smarter marketing decisions along with digital marketing practices like SEO, video marketing and PPC helping to boost visibility online in a time where online presence is critical to success.
These are just a few of the niches that have been improved by technology in recent times and it will be interesting to see the further changes that happen in the coming years with even more technological developments and trends.