6 Technologies Which Will Never Die
27 July 2015 by Marketing Team
We use technology every day at FJG. From the moment we get into the office in the morning to the moment we leave and beyond, technology is ever more intertwined with our work and personal life. But how much do we really think about the technology around us?
The marketing team at Fisher Jones Greenwood will be writing a series of blogs based on the technology we live with today, and the technology we could see in the future.
In the first blog in the FJG Technology series, we take a look at six technologies which seem to have been around forever, but which despite their age, continue to survive and thrive and look like they will continue to do so as they continually evolve into the future…..
Knowing the time is something we cannot live without and the earliest watch that we know of dates all the way back to 1530. Over the years, the simple watch has evolved from a pocket sized time piece to a modern wristwatch. Over the last year (in particular with the AppleWatch) we have witnessed the emergence of the smartwatch. So although an AppleWatch may look very different to a classic pocket watch, we can’t imagine a world without watches in some shape or form.
Standardised in 1982 and used ever since, the Internet is continuing to grow in size and in importance. As of 2013, around 77% of the developed world had access to the Internet. Google are hoping to provide true world wide access to the World Wide Web in the future so that number will only be going one way. Not only will it continue, but could you even now imagine modern society surviving without it?
There was a time when our only forms of transport were walking or swimming, until the day one smart person decided to jump on the back of an animal and revolutionise the way we think. Transport has evolved tremendously since then and we now rely on more forms of transport than ever, from the noble bicycle to the time-slashing plane. One day we may even be able to hitch a commercial flight into space or be the passenger of a driverless car…
TV’s became commercially available in 1920 and commonplace in homes after WWII. Today we have the luxury of viewing our favourite programs and movies in 3D TV’s, curved TV’s, ultraHD TV’s and examples from Toshiba of TV’s being imbedded into mirrors. Who knows what the future holds for this technology. Live TV may be taking a hit from online streaming services but TV of one shape or another is still going strong.
The trusted map will always be reliable, but GPS has paved a way for a more accurate resource. These days GPS is used in our phones, satellite navigation, automated vehicles, astronomy, defence systems and many more fields. GPS is something many of us rely without any consideration. Have you ever added a location to Facebook, twitter or an Instagram photo? If so you used GPS…
A camera is something we take for granted; remember the days when you had to have a painting? No, didn’t think so. Not that long ago people received multi-coloured photo development offers through the post and you had to wait weeks for your holiday photos to come through. Now that seems like another age as we take photos from our phones and print them ourselves in the supermarket. The camera has evolved at a rapid rate throughout time and as they’re integrated ever more into our phones, cameras stand very little chance of leaving us.
These are a small handful of vital technologies which will probably never leave us and will continue to influence our lives in the future in some way. But what have we missed out, what is even more vital than these six technologies? Leave a comment or tweet us @FJGSolicitors to tell us you thoughts on the technology which will never die.