Technology is not just for “nerds.” In fact, tech can be a valuable tool for anyone, regardless of their interests or skills. If you’re curious about getting started with tech, this is the blog post for you. Let’s start off with the definition of the term “technology” itself, so we are on the same page.
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What does “technology” even mean?
As far as the etymology goes, technology means “science of craft.” To me, the definition of technology is the sum of things we learned from science and all the knowledge that we leverage in order to solve problems or increase the quality of life. Based on that, technology doesn’t even need to be something with a computer chip, and it doesn’t even need to be something that requires power.
It can be anything that we learned from science and that we use to solve problems for ourselves, our family, friends, team, company, clients, or even for the world itself, when we use tech that doesn’t harm the environment or even helps to heal the planet from damages that were already done.
3 reasons why technology is for everyone
First, technology can help you stay connected with friends and family. Whether you’re using social media or video chat, tech can help you stay in touch with the people you care about.
Second, tech can help you be more productive. By automating simple tasks or keeping you organized, tech can help you get more done in less time.
Third, technology can help you learn new things and expand your horizons. Whether you’re taking an online course or just reading articles and watching videos, tech can help you explore new topics and grow as a person.
5 things you can try to get deeper into the world of tech
So if you enjoy tech talk and people geeking out about the latest technology news, if you can’t get enough of forum posts, Twitter threads, and Reddit conversations, here are five ways you can try out.
- Use the internet to learn about different types of technology and how they can be used.
- Experiment with different types of tech and find what works best for you.
- Find people who are already into technology and ask them for advice.
- Join online communities or forums where people talk about tech.
- Attend local (or virtual) events or meetups where you can learn more about technology.
Technology is for everyone because it can be used in so many different ways. You don’t have to be a “nerd” to use tech, and you don’t have to be a genius to understand how it works. There are plenty of resources available online and offline that can help you get started with tech.
If you’re not sure where to start, try doing some research online about different types of technology and how they can be used. You can also experiment with different types of tech to see what works best for you. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask people who are already into technology for advice.
Any stories to share?
Just to put an emphasis on how everyone can try to get more involved in tech, I want to share a story with you as well. My parents never were geeks about technology, but they were always curious about how problems get solved and how innovations help everyone with our daily lives.
So recently, my father was doing some grocery shopping, so he told me, and when he was ready to pay for everything, he noticed that he had forgotten his wallet at home. So what did he do? He remembered that he had an app from his bank installed on his smartphone and just tried the contactless payment out. It worked instantly, and everything went fine, even without the old wallet.
Why am I telling you this? I just wanted to give you an example. You can use technology without knowing how it works as well. But yet, as you discover how more aspects of your life can be made easier, or how you can save money, or save time, you can, but don’t have to, investigate into how the technology works as well, or keep up to date with the tech news world, so you’ll not miss out on any new problem solvers. Good technology can be harnessed by everyone, and if it doesn’t solve a problem or improve your life quality, it’s maybe not technology.
Don’t be intimidated by technology. It’s for everyone and not just for “nerds.” If you’re curious about getting started, just take some time to explore and find the right tools for you. Start small. You don’t need to read books or get a new degree. You can start much simpler and still have a lovely journey into the world of tech. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it.
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