Technological and Application Advances in the Mobile Era
If you are worried that your job may be taken
by a robot, you are not alone. And you may not be too far off base in that
worry. After all, so many things are becoming automated nowadays that we have
actually put some jobs out of business, so to speak. For example, newspapers
are almost completely a thing of the past, libraries are closing all over the
country, and you can do just about anything online from schooling to seeing a
doctor. In fact, research has found that 45% of our current jobs can be
automated. However, the truth is that even though automation and technology are
booming into our lives and jobs.
Technology is Good
You have to admit, technology has made so
many things so much easier that we wonder how we managed to live without it.
For instance, those who grew up in the 90s cannot figure out how we older
people managed to go anywhere without a cell phone and many of the new
generation have no idea how to read a map. But technology
has done more than that for us. We can communicate in real time with people
all over the world face to face, do our work from home, get from point A to
point B without taking our eyes off the road, and we never have to worry about
finding a pay phone. What else has technology done to improve our world?
We Are Always On
Well, one thing that we have found is that
having all of this new
tech means that things get done faster and it always seems like we are “on”
24/7/365. This has actually been beneficial for most, but it can also cause a
lot of stress on us because we are so busy all the time. Nobody seems to have
the time to relax. Even kids are constantly on their cell phone or tablet, and
the only time we seem to have a relaxing family time is during dinner and that
is only if we insist no electronics at the table. So, now we are using
technology to help us with the anxiety that it has caused. Ironic, isn’t it?
From anxiety apps to online therapy, we
have now found that technology can also be used to help us relax and work out
our problems. In fact, one of the most popular online mental health care apps, BetterHelp.com,
has over 2,000 licensed mental health experts who are available 24/7/365. And
there are also many other advancements such as wearables that can track your
moods, train your brain how to process emotions better, and some that can even
help us resolve our phobias. Virtual reality headsets along with therapy has
been used for over 20 years to help people face their fears.
We are Still Needed
But you don’t have to worry about technology taking your job. People are needed for everything including taking care of the technology that we fear may take our jobs. In fact, new tech has provided new jobs, made many of them easier, and made our lives flow much more smoothly.
Biography – Marie Miguel
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.