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02.03.22 | Community & Lifestyle

Why It’s Imperative to Learn and Understand Modern Technology

It seems like every day, a new form of technology attracts the masses to its platform, which can be frustrating for those of us who are still trying to understand channels like Facebook or, more recently, Zoom. In celebration of the launch of our Vibrant Learning Program in partnership with Chicago Commons Adults Day Services, we’re highlighting just how important it is for people of all ages to understand modern technology.

Although the process of learning about today’s technology may seem daunting, the result of doing so comes with a variety of benefits that many look past. 

Connectivity

One of the most important reasons why we should embrace technology is because of the amazing ways it allows us to connect with others. For those of us who have long-distance family and friends, applications like Facetime and Zoom make it easy to reach them no matter how far away they are. Social platforms like Facebook and Instagram also make it easier to reach those in your network and others who might share interests with you.

A Hub for Entertainment and Other Conveniences

Along with the various connectivity features many modern technologies offer, many also provide users with accessible forms of entertainment and other conveniences. While TV and movies can be easily found through apps like Netflix and Hulu, other applications provide spaces to complete puzzles, explore new books and listen to your favorite podcast. 

Online shopping is another amazing affordance computers and smartphones offer to their users. With almost anything you want at your fingertips, not only are these technologies convenient, but they also help users make more informed decisions. 

Improve Health and Wellness 

Another great reason why you shouldn’t stray away from exploring new technology is that they provide resources to improve your health and wellness in accessible ways. For those of us who don’t like leaving our house to work out, we can have any exercise at our fingertips with the touch of a button. Platforms like Youtube and Google supply thousands of helpful materials and videos that anyone case you to increase their fitness. 

With other resources like health monitors being built into new technologies like Apple Watches and Fitbits, along with various health-related research websites and platforms, modern technology has advanced the way almost everyone has access to health needs.

Whether you enjoy using various modern technologies or not, taking a step out of your comfort zone to explore the vast benefits they can provide is worth the experience.

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