The introduction of innovative and new technologies has created dramatic changes in some industries. Most of them, like the world of sales, banking, insurance, and even transport, have been forced to adapt to survive in such a competitive environment. Next, we talk about some of the industries that have benefited and grown thanks to new technologies.
The trades derived from agriculture are among the oldest professions in the world and the most important if we take into account that they provide us with our daily livelihood. In the past, most of the work was done manually, but the development of technology in recent years has meant many changes in activities related to this work that have been automated.
Some of the major changes are not very complex, such as the use of tractors to plough fields, for example. Others have been more relevant, such as the use of drones to collect crop information, or the use of robots to irrigate or spread insecticides and pesticides. Normally, these types of tasks were carried out by workers, but mechanized devices involve fewer costs and increase the return on investment in the sector.
New technologies have brought major advances in the travel industry, and one example is the growth of the Internet as a medium, which has made today much easier and convenient to make bookings for flights, hotels and all types of arrangements in the planning of a trip online.
Currently, you no longer need to go to a travel agency to perform all these tasks, as you can do everything from anywhere and any device. At the same rate as the use of travel agencies has been reduced, the industry has grown as people find it easier to travel thanks to the Internet.
Some examples are websites such as Trivago or Booking, which allow you to compare hotel prices and bookings worldwide. In addition, the airlines already allow to make the bookings of flights also from their websites, and, now, with the arrival of the bots, some travel companies already have your own chatbot on Facebook Messenger to offer you all kinds of information to users, and, even, to make reservations. This is the case with Kayak or Expedia, for example.
New laws and regulations, as well as modern technology, have changed the healthcare industry. Today it accompanies new equipment and machines that have been developed to make it easier to diagnose health problems through non-invasive methods.
In addition, users can already buy certain medicines on the Internet through online pharmacies, such as De55arma, for example. And there are also numerous gadgets that help people to be healthy, such as smart bracelets and watches, for example. In fact, recently, the Valencian company liip launched a new smart pulser A that controls health in real time, the Liip Smart Monitor.
It is one of the first industries to adopt the latest modern technology. The new developments have had a great impact on the way cars are built, manufactured, and how they work, are maintained and repaired. Every year new methods arrive that allow cars to be repaired more easily, safer and, of course, more efficient.
Some of the major changes that have been seen in the car industry include the development of autonomous cars with the Apple Car, for example.
Apart from that, there are already technological cameras and sensors that are used to create smart desks and gesture control tools. There are also monitoring technologies and safety tools that have been adopted by vehicles. Besides, nowadays it is easier to buy and sell a car thanks to the Internet.
The music industry has undergone major changes over the last 20 years. CDs and cassettes have given way to the use of MP3 players and digital downloads. The music industry has completely adapted to the digital world. Thanks to the Internet, songs, artists and albums can be easily found and heard through streaming music services, such as Spotify or Google Music, for example.
Intelligent transport systems have come into play in recent times. New transport-related technologies include Connected Vehicles, live traffic analysis, etc. in addition, real-time traffic management is already a reality and has facilitated travel communications. The new mobile applications such as Uber, for example, have also revolutionized the way people travel today and they have created new job opportunities for many.
In short, modern technology is constantly changing in different industries and making them adapt to New Times and survive. That is why in the future we will see numerous changes that will affect our day-to-day, especially if we take into account the advances in Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning that are already occurring and growing at leaps and bounds. What awaits us in the future?