Technology and Banking
Banking has been with us since the merchants of Ancient Babylon started offering grain loans to farmers who needed to transport goods between towns.
In the 1990’s in India, one has probably spent considerable time in bank queues, to withdraw money, deposit cash or cheques and other transactions. Banks now offer opportunities online and on the Mobile. It’s possible to do everything online, from simple transactions to complicated issues such as applying for a loan, thus increasing efficiency by saving time, money energy and making it more error free. What a change!
Technology and Communication
Recent advances in technology over the last few decades have revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. At the heart of this revolution is the Internet, breaking down barriers of distance and cost to make us more connected than ever before.
Cell phones and other mobile devices such as tablets enable us to communicate with hundreds of contacts with a few taps on the screen. It is no longer necessary to use face-to-face contact and speech to communicate – we can use short SMS messages, or leave a voicemail, or send a tweet from our phones.
When speaking on the phone is not enough; Skype can be used to see the person.
This is a good substitute when people are far apart they use this to communicate face to face.
Emailing is the art of letter-writing of the 21st century. It enables us to send the same message to dozens of people at the same time, and it enables us to accompany our words with images, links and other files. Email has made communication more varied and flexible, giving us new ways to spread information, make new acquaintances or apologize for wrongdoing. If we don’t want to meet a person, or we can’t, it can be done by Email.
Social networking is all about sharing. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way we communicate with people across the world. It has opened up new ways of communicating with our friends and family that in the past would have required tremendous amount of resources of time, money, gadgets etc.,
Technology has made communicating with others so easy that it is often necessary to try and limit the use of these tools to avoid overload.
Technology and Healthcare
Remote surgery (also known as telesurgery) is the ability for a doctor to perform surgery on a patient even though they are not physically in the same location
Remote surgery combines elements of robotics, cutting edge communication technology such as high-speed data connections and elements of management information systems. Most of these robots are controlled by surgeons at the location of the surgery.
In future it promises to allow the expertise of specialized surgeons to be available to patients worldwide, without the need for patients to travel beyond their local hospital.
BY – ANIRUDH MUKHERJEE