Once upon a time people communicated solely face-to-face. And then the postal service was born and they began writing letters to one another. Of course, even before then scholars were writing things down, hence the history of the world and all.
As technology started to be discovered and created, people communicated through telephones, and then cell phones, and finally smartphones. You can communicate through your computer, tablet, and even your TV now. With social media and internet messaging you can have a real time conversation with someone all revolving around typing what you need to say.
In fact, all of this technology seems to be keeping more and more people indoors and away from actual human contact and communication. This is both bad and good. It’s good because being able to talk to something in China without running up a phone bill can be good for business.
You Can Have A Whole Conference Virtually
With the invention of amazing technology, like the Ix5000, you can have entire business conferences with barely anyone in the same room. You can actually participate, and speak with one another, and even see one another, but you cut out the need (and cost) for travel. Soon college classrooms will have a TV screen for a professor and only the students will be sitting in the class room.
You Can Video Chat
Even the most non-tech savvy person can communicate in such a way, right from the comfort of their own homes. With things like Skype and Google Hangouts it’s easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family without the travel expenses. You can see how much your grandchild has grown even when they are five states away, and listen to their first words, somewhat in person, through video chatting. Additionally, a voice chat app can make it even easier to chat with relatives and friends, making them feel only moments away even if they are on the other side of the world.
This may seem like science fiction movie fodder come true to some people, and it really is, but it’s also the way that technology works. Science fiction movies often show you what is going to happen in the future, at least when it comes to this type of technology, and usually it’s because it’s already in the process of being created, but not publicly known.
You Can Work From Home
One of the best parts of this new technological revolution when it comes to communication systems is that many people are finding a new love for their work, from the comfort of their own homes. New businesses are popping up, strictly in the virtual world, with no brick and mortar building. It has made people more creative in their ways of working and business creation.
You can run entire entire business online and never meet any of your employees in person. That may seem shocking, but it’s happening all the time now. Or, if you do see them it may simply be through a video chat or meeting once a week or once a month. Work is turned in via email, the cloud, or some other content system like Google Drive.
Staying In Touch
You don’t have to even look at the world of work to see the ways that today’s technology is helping people reach out more. From online dating to social media, there are more and more ways to meet and talk to people. It’s up to individuals to determine if they want that talking to only be done virtually or if they want to get out of their homes and actually meet and speak with people in real life.
Since kids go off to college, and then get jobs or travel, and retirees travel or head to warmer climates, the internet has opened up a way for families to stay more connected. No longer are you only a phone call away. You can actually see each other and talk, virtually.
You no longer have to hand write a letter to a loved one and wait a few days for it to travel from state to state or country to country. You can text an instant message from your phone, or you can email instantly from any of your devices, and there’s no wait.
Technology is amazing, and while there may be people saying it is making us communicate in a more genuine presence far less, it has opened up so many more avenues that it can be denied that it has been a good thing, for people and for business.