What is Technology? Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology - Ansab

Updated: 12 Mar 2022


What is Technology?

The only thing that comes to mind when you hear the name of the technology is computers. When we use scientific knowledge for a specific purpose, we use technology there. From the invention of the wheel to the modern computer and mobile phone, everything in technology.

Table of Content
  1. What is Technology?
  2. History about Technology.
  3. Advantages of Technology on Our Lives
    1. Ease of Access to Information
    2. Time-Saving
    3. Mobility and Ease of Use
    4. Improved Banking
    5.  Improved Communication

History about Technology.

Here I am going to tell you about data history. There is no doubt that you can save a lot of data on your mobile phone. But did you know that the technique of keeping data safe was invented inside a thread factory in the 18th century? This technique was known as the punch card.

punch card 18th century

These cards were inserted into the reader and the information was changed Digitally. The holes made on a card would give a binary code. Only one-fourth of the message code was used on many ray cards. By the year 1960, this method had spread all over the world.

At the same time, IBM made the largest hard disc in the world, which was named the IBM Model 350 its weight was 960 Kg And its memory size was 3.75Mb. This hard drive was rented by big companies for $3,200 per month.

IBM 350 Disk Storage Unit

But then came a time when this big hard disk was replaced by a floppy disk. This appeared in this world in 1971. It came in three models at the time, 8 inches, 5.5 inches, and 3.5 inches. It had a storage capacity of 80 kilobytes (KB), which was equal to about 3,000 punched cards. By the mid-1980s, IBM had built a 3.5-inch floppy disk to store data at 1.44 megabytes (MB).

Floppy Disk,s

It was 1989 when the world's smallest memory SD card was created. In which Sandisk, Mitsubishi, and Toshiba were the first to appear. And finally, in the year 2000, the Pendrive came out, which we are still using today. The first Pendrive had a total capacity of 8 MB. But today's pin drives can store thousands of GB of data.

sd card & pen drive

Nowadays, people are moving towards cloud storage. And it is estimated that about one billion GB of data is stored in cloud storage.

Advantages of Technology on Our Lives

Technology has changed our lives. From smartwatches to our cars, technology has changed every part of our lives. Here I am going to tell you the benefits of technology.

Ease of Access to Information

The World Wide Web (www) has made the whole world a social village. because the information from all over the world is available on the internet. While the majority of the news you see on social media is factual, you might also see image results for specific news, but all of this information is also easily accessible. All thanks to technology. Modern technology has replaced the radio with television, and television has now been replaced by LCD. Information and reliable trust sources are being obtained. Technology has made it better.


Have you ever had trouble finding your way to a new city? Yes, this is one of the most difficult things to do when moving to a new place. When you go on a business trip or vacation, modern technology makes it possible to enjoy your outings by assisting you in navigating to any location. Anybody can look for a specific location and then pinpoint its exact location. It would not let you miss a single turn, and nowadays on your route it even shows you the traffic situation.

Mobility and Ease of Use

 Have you ever considered a life without a car or a bike? Definitely not because modern technology has put all these things under our feet. You can judge the importance of the car by the fact that the road from Multan to Lahore is 400 km, but you can cover this journey in just 3-3.5 hours. All this has been made possible by the car airplane electric train which is being improved day by day.

Improved Banking

Has anyone ever thought that people would use cryptocurrency more than dollars? Cryptocurrency has recently become popular because of its usefulness. Now no one has to stand in line for many hours outside the banks to pay their bills. All this has been made possible by technology, and it is being improved day by day.

 Improved Communication

Modern technology has indeed replaced older technology. And we can not imagine our lives without these changes. Letters were the most common mode of communication less than a century ago, but nowadays we don't think about letter writing because of audio and video calling. It has never been easier to send instant messages and share photos and videos. This is only possible due to technology.

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