Compare and Contrast Technology Through the Years Essay

Decent Essays

It is amazing that technology has changed the world around us, within just two decades. Some of the technologies include instantaneous communication, realistic looking games, information at the tip of you fingers, and personal computers. These are some of technologies that affect our lives so much. Without them, we could not call it the modern age of man kind.

The telephone that we know today is completely different from the one of the past. Today we can individually press each number quickly to call someone. We can even call someone through the computer without the person actually owning a phone. The telephone of the past had the numbers on a curricular disc. This design made forced you to tediously move each number to a specific …show more content…

Several years ago, if someone told her that she could talk to her friends instantly, she would have told them that it is impossible.

Several years ago, when someone did not know the definition of a word, they normally turn to a book known as a dictionary. This takes several minutes, to find the definition of the word they are looking for. Today thanks to the internet, someone can just go to the site known as and find the meaning of the word the second after they press enter. My father remembers that when he was in school, he was sometimes asked to look up the definition of a word. He would go to a dictionary to look for the definition of the word, finding it would take several minutes. Now however, he just goes to his computer and types in the word and, in just seconds he learns the meaning of that word.

Just a few years ago, the only way that people knew what was happening in other parts of the world was by hearing it on a news report over the radio. Now, people use the television to get news reported to them. My grandfather told me that he did not like listening to the radio because he could not actually see what was happening. He really enjoys watching the TV because he can hear what report is talking about and actually see what is taking place.

The miniaturization of the size of the computer has made our world so much more modern. The first computers where the size of a room that

Get Access
Get Access