Technology is changing for better or for worse, it's really how you look at that decides whether it is good or bad.

In my opinion right now i'm undecided but there are some consequences that we live with everyday because of technology and how it's affecting the world. For once in maybe in history there is the littlest amount of people being social with others, for example ‘small talk’. One of the many popular ways to meet people and be social is online, aka “social media”. And in my opinion that’s sad because if you look at people walking around or etc, a lot of them are looking at their phones. I'm not gonna lie, i am on my phone a lot, but i digress.

In present time people are emotionally connected to their phones, for example they are pretty fragile if you don't care for them that much. And when someone drop their phones everyone around gasps because they all know it really sucks to break your phone. Basically living without a phone in 2016 is like moving to the north pole alone and with nothing, and well, most people don't want that.

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But those are mostly what some people believe because technology, in most people's eyes is the best thing to happen since electricity. For one you can basically contact people whenever or wherever because of it, and you can entertain yourself on the go with many many things involving, youtube, spotify, or for sure netflix.

I use technology every single day and honestly it makes my life sooo much more difficult and easy at the same time, but mostly more easy. But that's only one part of the gigantic technology world.


THE BEGINNING OF the internet

Technology really launched and became super popular after the invention of the internet. The creation of the internet played a huge role back then and still play a huge role in our lives as of today. For example we use the ineternet on our phones all the time. Without the inverntion of the internet what would we really do on our phones?

Military Scientist during the Cold War, had specific concern of the events that would follow an attack on the US telephone connection, that made long distance communication possible for military purposes. Back in 1962, A scientist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) named “Licklider” offered a solution to the possible event of the telephoning being knocked out. A wide network of computers that would be able to communicate even if the telephones were knocked out.

Packet Switching

In 1965, another MIT graduate expanded on Licklider’s ideal of networking of computers and invented packet switching (as seen in the picture below). Packet switching is a way of communication that puts data you want to send, into small blocks or digital chunks and can be sent by multiple times communicating. This way of communicating kept Military messages and things like that secret. Since the data would be in blocks, each piece of transmitted data would take its own route to its destination, so if the enemy got once piece of the puzzle, the game wouldn’t be over. In 1969 ARPAnet developed computer technology that would be able to send the very first message to another computer of its kind. The message was sent from UCLA to Stanford in November at 10:22. Each of the computers were HUGE. Almost the size of a generally small house to be exact. That may be a little bit of an exaggeration ;)



Medical Robots

The internet also played a big part in the creation of medical robots. The internet made it possible for scientist to communicate their research and findings throughout the creation process of the first medical robots. Over time with technology improving, medical robots have also improved too.

How Have Medical Robots Changed Over Time?

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The First medical robot was created not too long ago in 1985. This robot was first used in a neurosurgical biopsy.


This is the Robodoc. This robot was made in 1992. The Robodoc assisted surgeons in total hip replacements.

Da Vinci Surgical Robot

The Da Vinci Surgical Robot was made in 2000 by Intuitive Surgical. This robot is used all around the world helping many people. The Da Vinci robot has assisted in numerous surgeries worldwide from tumor removal to even heart valve repair. The Da Vinci robot is one of the most used surgical robots. As of now, the Da Vinci Surgical Robot has performed over two million surgeries all over the world by about 3,000 Da Vinci Surgical Robot (Piesing, 2014). In the future, that number is projected to increase greatly over the next years.

As you can see through those three picture of the robots, the robots improved a lot over the years. The size of the robots changed, getting smaller throughout the years. You can tell technology really improved from 1985 to now.

The surgical robots are becoming more and more precise. The Da Vinci robot now has the ability to be extremely delicate and precisely peel a grape and then stitch it up again. The robots are not running the entire show by themselves yet but they will hopefully advance so much in future years to where the robot have the instincts of a doctor and can think mostly on its own.


New technology is really improving our world for the better. Think about this, the internet allows you to communicate and share information, surgical robots are enabling really precise accurate safer surgeries, and phones and personal devices are really big parts in all of our lives. Without all three different types of technology, out lives would all be extremely different.

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