Monday, 23 March 2009

The union between change and technology.

Technology will always aspire to reach the next best level; its current state-of-art can never be the final stage, it must be push further. Lots of people don't really realise this because they can barely identify the influence of technology in their daily lives.

Technology is no longer a luxury; it embodies everyday life and activities. If you look around you, you will see at least 4 or 5 technology if not more. Your kitchen appliances such as microwave, oven, fridge, etc, are all computers. Your mobile phones, PDAs, laptops are all technology.

All the simplest devices in your office, house and environment that you take for granted daily are all technologies. They were designed to blend into the background. They were designed to be intuitive, just like reading a road sign or reading a book. Hence you barely know their depth and background. Yet, there is more to technology. Technology does not come in specific shape or form, it comes in variety. Your Google search engine, your yahoo messenger, your Gmail email account, they are all technology too.

For technology, change is imperative. Change is constant. Sure, this is a cliché but that is the main fact. Technology has to develop. Scientists are constantly trying to bridge the gap, move to the next level. Search engines are constantly optimised. Behind the scene, there exist a group of people with common interest who are working towards a better and optima result so that you can have high-performance, high-speed applications and tools. Everything is constantly changing, you only know when it's visible…majority of this changes occur in the backend and unless it's very obvious in the front-end, e.g. on your browser, you don't see the difference.

Web 2.0 is the term coined for the latest developments on the WWW, some scientist say is an illusion while some believes it fits. Social networking is part of web 2.0 developments; it has been embraced by lots of users. Its popularity has opened doors for marketing, promotions, collaborations, etc. Its constant growth is what introduced you to social networks such as Facebook. What I still cannot fathom is the ignorance of some people. I've to be blunt. If you are not ready to embrace change then you shouldn't be part of this century.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

Creating petition groups to fight for old Facebook template is just ridiculous. Ranting on your Facebook status is just sad. If it wasn't for change and development, you won’t have Facebook. You cannot expect computer software to remain static. Microsoft will keep making different and improved (well in their minds) softwares.

Apple won't stop developing new Operating Systems either. You cannot expect mobile technologies to remain static, if they were, you won't have the 2.5G and 3G (3rd Generation) clients that enable you to browse, listen to music, make phones and take pictures. Now you have 10-in-1 services and it's all because of growth and expansion.

When you are ready to castigate software development, think about it carefully. If the computers are adaptable and adaptive…why can't human be as well? After all we trained the computers to be smart. We nurtured them. Even musicians re-invent themselves…so all the ranting is pointless and fruitless! Right now, they are a group of Facebook developers working on how to better their new template or how to revise it completely, so brace yourselves because in another 4-6 months, you will be see another change and the cycle is going to continue in a loop. The marriage of change and technology is static. It is unbreakable. Change is not stagnant and it will never be.



Anonymous said...

Nice one! I am so with you on this one...why fight change? Its totally insane...keep the good work comin oh...

Chiedu Ifeozo said...

Technology is about change, thats one thing i like about it.