Technology and innovation have changed our lives in so many ways, from the obvious to the not so obvious. One thing that might not instantly spring to mind when you think about how technology is shaping the world is the way we travel, but actually there are lots of ways that it’s made a dramatic difference to the way we get around, spend our vacations and much more. Here are some examples of how technology is changing the way we travel.
It makes us safer
From better aircraft parts to safer cars, trains, trams and more- technology has improved the performance of vehicles in general which keeps us safer overall. From detection systems at airports to tracking apps and maps on our phone to stop us from getting lost in new places, technology has improved and made safer just about every aspect of travelling. Better communication is another way that we’re all made safer when travelling as a result of technology.
It puts us in control
There’s no doubt that technology has made travel easier. From online check ins to gps baggage tracking devices, there’s plenty you can do right from your phone that will save you time and hassle. While seeing your suitcase is in another country for example might not prevent all inconveniences, it does mean you wont be hanging around in baggage reclaim not having a clue. You can pass on your information to airport staff making it quicker and easier to get it back to you.
Apps that can bring up restaurants, things to do, reviews and more at the click of a button can mean it’s much easier navigating around a new place, and you’re not wasting time trying to find the things that you want. Even when it comes to things like timetables, instead of standing around waiting for a bus or turning up at the train station and hoping we’re in time, you can check this things in advance and plan accordingly. Far less wasted time sitting around waiting!
It makes it less tedious
Finally, travel might be fun and exciting but the actual, ‘travel’ part rarely is. Sitting on a coach, train or plane for hours while you reach your destination can be extremely boring. However having a handy gadget like a phone, tablet or laptop gives you endless things to do.
Watching movies or tv shows, playing games, reading books and much more can all keep you occupied. Just make sure you download your content ahead of time so you can watch it without the need for an internet connection. Previously you’d have needed a bag full of books, magazines, puzzles and travel games to occupy you on long trips but these days you can do it all right from your phone.
Technology is shaping and changing the world that we live in, and the way we travel is just one example. In a decade or so, life will be unrecognizable where things advance at such a rate. It really makes you wonder just how different things will be.