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When it comes to technology, many of us know only the things involved, rather than the intricacies and mechanisms behind the scenes. And, of course, that’s fine, but it makes the whole affair seem more magical than scientific. It’s like that saying, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. If we don’t understand how it works, might as well be magic. Tech has come a long way since the wheel (yes, that counts as tech), and we still have so far left to go, and that’s an exciting, and also terrifying, prospect. However, instead of speculating, for better or worse, about the future of tech, let’s spend some time appreciating what we already have.
First off, I’d like to talk about the most basic for the modern age. I am, of course, referring to the smart phone. Smart phones are tiny super computers, let’s be honest, that we just casually carry around in our pockets. They’re phones, first and foremost, but they also have numerous other functions of varying degrees of complexity and importance. They can access the internet, serve several survival functions in a pinch, and act as digital storage, to name a few. At any given time, you can send an important email and then play Candy Crush all within minutes using a single, wireless device.
Then there’s wearable tech. Smart watches, for example, are essentially like smart phones, but on your wrist. Unlike smart phones, smart watches can’t make phone calls, but that’s about the only missing feature here. And, let’s be real, this is some serious sci fi stuff, so smart watches have an added cool factor, too. Then, there are fitness related wearable tech items. For example, something like the Fitbit can track footsteps, heart rate, and more for the purposes of tracking your workout regimen in order to be more productive in pursuit of fitness. Tech like that available at Garmin provide a variety of functions that improve our lives every day.