Only twenty or so years ago, personal computers were becoming small enough and affordable enough for families to buy them for home use. Since then, the world f technology has shown no signs of slowing down and practically every device available today is somehow tied to computer technology. From the first day that technology was introduced to war, it has helped shape the latter. Flint-made daggers and spears, and leather or wickerwork shields, did quite as much to shape the tactics adopted by ancient societies as horses did during the middle ages and as tanks, aircraft, and various combat ships do today.
All transportation depends on technology, whether it's the wheel, the Jet engine, or the computer chip. Transportation is not Just technology it's a system of technology, people, energy, none, and more-?but advances in technology play a key role in shaping transportation systems, which in turn help to shape our lives, landscapes, and culture. Because transportation is so important to commerce, because literally and figuratively so much is riding on it, it has been the focus of an enormous amount of inventive activity.
Corporations have invested billions of dollars in improved technology. Individuals have sought their fortunes in breakthroughs big and small. Technology has changed society tremendously. Things like pods, Notebook, Blackberry's, Blue Tooth, and flash drives have definitely not been around for a long mime. Our society today has many advantages thanks to technology. Law enforcement officers have a great advantage with things like GASP and tracking devices and cell phone records.
The general public also faces a lot of distraction because of some technology though. Car accidents used to be caused mostly by people falling asleep or drunk driving. Now the big concern is that people are playing with their gadgets, messing with music players, playing DVD's in the background for kids, and talking on their cell phones. That is a lot of potential distractions! Society is becoming a union of we want it now' people thanks to most technology offering super fast services. There isn't enough stopping to smell the roses anymore.