Humanization of Technology

Adapted from: http://blog.socialcast.com/e2sday-the-humanization-of-tech/

Historically, most technology was created to serve one purpose: increase productivity. No matter how unwieldy or intricate new tools were, users had to invest a lot of time to learn how to use them to succeed. Today, the most commercially successful products on the market are those that are designed around how people naturally do things. Whether through tried-and-true algorithms or empathic design, the user experience is more important than ever.

Because in the modern world, technology learns you.

We have since then become so reliant on technology, even menial tasks such as sending a letter or walking over to your neighbour’s house for a chat. Now, we send others messages via emails, instant messaging and short messaging services. We would rather chat with our neighbours via telephones, mobile phones or even webcams. Technology has made us seemed closer to one another due to the amount of time saved, but the hard truth is that we are even further away from one another. There is no sense of intimacy between human beings, communication is largely tech-based. We rely on machines to communicate and not our perceived actions any more. One serious consideration that everyone of us needs to take account into is ‘Are we controlling technology or are we  being controlled by technology?’

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