It's difficult to theorise just where we would be today without the consistent innovation of technology, but I would be willing to suggest that we would have little more to do in our free time than bang a few rocks together. Alright, perhaps not that extreme, but you get the idea. The constant advancement of technology seems to have become crucial for the functioning of our society. It could be said that we have become dependent upon it, but the most important point of the matter is that people love stuff. People love stuff, so stuff gets made. People buy that stuff, and they love it. People then want more, better stuff, so more, better stuff gets made. And so the cycle continues. Innovation in technology is crucial in order to keep our society complacent; without the constant advancement of technology, our society would henceforth have little motivation to continue creating technological advancements. Another cycle that keeps our world going around.
Over time, our society has produced countless innovations that are invaluable for the development of our world, though probably just as many that are completely useless: take for example the Betamax tape or Microsoft Bob. But it is the useful innovations that really change the way our society functions. The Opera Internet browser is an innovation in itself, having paved the way for other browsers to follow its example of the countless ways in which it has improved how we browse the Web. Speed Dial and Mouse Gestures, for example, are original Opera innovations that have streamlined our use of the Web; this is evident when you note that these features have been taken on board by most other browsers as well.
Technology. Innovation. Seemingly meaningless words on their own, but when put together, technological innovation is the most important aspect of our society. Imagine where we’d be without it!
(As an aside: this internship would mean the world to me. I start university next year and hope to study journalism, so this would be the absolute perfect opportunity for me to travel and gain experience as well)