As the explanation of what constitutes technology remains divided, there is one concept that most researchers are united about and that is modern technology. Clearly, all reviewers on information and communication technology agree that technology has fast advanced over the years and that today’s state of technology is more complicated, sophisticated, complex, powerful, efficient and effective than the technology that existed years.
In a clear example of how far technology has travelled today, Anissimov posits that technology could “go all the way back to the controlled use of fire (from about 500,000 – 1 million years ago), the invention of the wheel (c. 4000 BCE), and beyond.” Indeed, if we see the fading off of the one time all popular typewriters for Office Software, we get the realization that indeed a lot have changed with technology.
Whereas Anissimov mentions computers, cell phones and rockets as some of the world’s newest forms of technology, Null names “Memristor, 32-Core CPUs From Intel and AMD, Nehalem and Swift Chips Spell the End of Stand-Alone Graphics Boards, USB 3.0 Speeds Up Performance on External Devices, Wireless Power Transmission, 64-Bit Computing, Curtains for DRM and Radical Simplification Hits the TV Business” as some more other forms of modern technology. But indeed, one thing remains clear, as part of modern technology is new media – which are inculcated into the list made by both Twumasi and Anissimov.