Blurring the Distance: Technology and Communication

Communication: the most basic, integral need any living species require in order to survive and flourish in a world of struggle and strife. Whether through one’s words or actions, it is the medium used to convey a creature’s thoughts toward the main goal of reaching understanding and – to a more idealistic viewpoint – harmony with its fellows and others.

Technology: a tool discovered by humans that has improved nearly every aspect of life; from mundane labor to new feats previously impossible with man’s bodily limitations. Advancement of technology hasn’t ceased since the day it was initialized, and it has become second nature for many  to rely upon it over the centuries.

Both have been needed ever since its creation, and it has inevitably crossed paths when the first few pioneers invented devices like the printer, the telephone, and most importantly, the computer.

All of these allow the world to communicate and share information throughout long distances, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before measures of placement is the least of everyone’s worries. From landlines, to Wi-Fi, technology has found several ways to integrate communication into its mold, and has sequentially made lives better and easier. Without technology, the people would be stuck with writing letters and waiting for weeks upon weeks for a page’s worth of words. Now, most anyone can send multiple, one-line sentences and receive a response in almost an instant.

The power of technology isn’t limited to just that, as well. It has helped the human race communicate the welfare of their countries, as well as deliver timely news without the need to gather an audience in one area. Because of the visible simplicity of how technology provides easier, more reliable quality, it has become an invaluable core part of today’s society.

Whether or not one listens to news, reads the paper, or take in information, one cannot deny that the unity of communication and technology has only strengthened humanity and its diverse set of cultures. It may very well be the stepping stone the human race needs in order to fully understand each other, and through it, become a better and more united world.

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