Essay about Technology During The 21st Century

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Technology in the 21st Century
Computers, and technology in general, have undergone tremendous changes since the turn of the 21st century. Computers went from blocky chunks of hardware, to sleek and streamlined laptops and handheld paper thin tablets, which have revolutionized education. Whereas mobile phones have also slimmed down, losing their keyboards and making every aspect of daily life more convenient, however have had caustic effects as a result. However, the advances in technology do not stop at devices used to check email and social networks. Technological improvements in the 21st century, encompass all fields including medicine, transportation, production, warfare, and finally leisure.
Technology can be defined as the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area (Merriam Webster). However, when one thinks of the term “technology”, the concept of electronical devices, specifically computers, are often the first notion that comes to mind. What makes technology so amazing is the astonishing rate at which it progresses, especially computers. For example, the first mechanical computer only came about in 1822 under Charles Babbage, which makes it older than television sets and the modern design of the car but still a considerably young endeavor. Over one-hundred years later, in 1937, Alan Turing designed the first theoretical computing machine, followed by Konrad Zuse in 1938 with the “Z1 Computer, a binary digital computer using punch tape”. The…

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