Arguably the last 15 years have been the most technologically impressive of all time. In fact, if you were to add up the advancements of the last 15 years, it is possible to say that all prior years combined did not produce the level of technology, or the ease to consumers in the last decade and a half.
It will be exciting to see what the technology in the beginning of the 21st century evolves into. But for now, here are ten huge inventions that change the world as we see it today.
When the internet was first established as a consumer-friendly way to interact with people across the world with programs such as the 1990’s Prodigy, the world accepted the idea, but was still struggling with the implementation. Then came America Online, which essentially introduced most of America to the Internet. In the 2000’s Facebook has changed the way the people of the world interact with each other, as well as has been the influence for dozens of other social media start-ups. Facebook is the new way people interact. Defining who you are is now a matter of selfies, funny posts, and daily reminders to everyone that you exist. People manage their parties, businesses, outings, and instead of a letters they send bulk Facebook posts announcing everything from a new job to a new baby.
Facebook is the way to become reacquainted with old friends or find out if that girl you had a crush on in high school actually liked you or not. You can also see if the prom king ended up with a beer belly, or if that nerdy kid you sat behind in class is now a millionaire with a bombshell of a wife.
Social media is where people connect to the world, and is partially responsible for the change in media and the entire outlook on our tech-based future.