It seems like everyday there's a new gadget released that is a must have because it will revolutionize the way we live. Be it a new smartphone, app, video game system, or Bluetooth headset, just to name a few. Each and everyday there is some sort of advancement in the world of technology that has an affect on our daily lives.
That's especially the case when it comes to our jobs. If it weren't for all these technological advancements that we have in today's day and age where would we be with our daily job? Depending on the type of job you have or the workplace environment you work in everyday your job might be 100% dependent on technology.
If you've never thought about how much you had to rely on technology at work before then take a brief moment right now to think about all the technology and electronics that make up your daily work routine. You probably came up with a lot of examples, right? There aren't too many businesses out there that don't use some sort of technology in the workplace.
A dental clinic (Dental Studio in London is a great example) - uses technology to help diagnose and treat patients that walk into their clinic everyday with dental issues. Drive through fast food restaurants (much like Tim Hortons) use technology to take orders and provide customers with information about what food's available to order. A company that sells alarm systems wouldn't be in business if it weren't for the technology used to invent the alarm systems that they sell. We could go on and on about all the different ways technology has played an important factor in the workplace.
Even with all the technology we currently have at our disposal the scary thing is that it's not the end. Technology evolves at such a rapid pace that a car that can parallel park itself today will seem outdated in just a few short years. Who knows, it might come to a point in time when a hotel won't need to hire any valets to park cars as some sort of technology will be invented that will let cars do it themselves. Sure, that's a frightening thought but there are some jobs that will no longer need to be done by actual humans because some form of technology will be able to do it for them.
As long as there's a need for actual human interaction we shouldn't get too ahead of ourselves. It's not like there are robots that can build houses or machines that can sell clothing to customers at a high-end fashion boutique. Technology might make our jobs easier but we don't have to worry about the machines taking over just yet.