In the past couple of centuries, the technology has transformed the face of the Earth at an exponential rate. Mankind had been slogging forward for millennia; discovering, inventing, improving at a steadily accelerating rate until it recently grew wings and flew at a pace that has left many of us reeling from the sudden thrust.
Technology has eased our lives tremendously; we are able to travel thousands of miles, sometimes even circle the globe in less than a twenty-four hour period. Alexander the Great would be squirming in his grave if he knew the potential this world had to offer. We have landed on the Moon, sent unmanned space flights to Mars and discovered hidden secrets of the humongous universe.
Our impatience has grown accordingly. We are able to text and make phone calls right to the other side of the planet in a mere second, yet an unexpected delay of a couple of minutes is bound to aggravate us to no end. Imagine living in medieval times and having to write a letter than would travel thousands of miles, exchanging hands, and archaic means of transport, over a period of months and maybe years while you wait in your candlelit room, near a stingy fireplace, hoping against hope that it gets to the relevant person in one piece. Then imagine waiting an even longer time to hear back.
Technological advances have also offered us countless opportunities in the world of business. Where previously, traditional businesses would own the bulk of the market space, the virtual sphere has allowed younger entrepreneurs to have an equal chance at competing for the same audience.
The time is long gone when a few giants would dominate the business landscape for generations, squashing every other aspiring businessman under their feet.
The internet is perhaps the greatest technological achievement of the last decades. It has turned the world into a global village, establishing lines of communication between individuals from all walks of life.