When it comes to technology, there hasn’t been a single new advancement that wasn’t in some way used for recreation. Smartphones were designed to be smart, but no one could have guessed they would become a dominant force in the gaming market that spawned several hundred tropes and created an entirely new genre of gamer: the casual gamer.
Whether you play Candy Crush or Flappy Bird on your phone, you’re known as a casual gamer if you play regularly on your phone. But that’s just one example of technology being used for multiple reasons. When we make scientific advances and push new technology, we often divide them into two categories: business and pleasure.
The personal computer was long hailed a business device. The very first computers that were made were huge and could only do simple things such as adding up numbers or displaying a couple lines of text. There was no such thing as video games on computers until many years later. Today, we have thousands of video games at our disposal on our computers, and a large chunk of them are free.
And it’s not just video games with 3D graphics either. Computers can replicate much more types of games, such as Unibet bingo, board games like Monopoly, or even simulate a game of Chess. With so many uses, a computer blurs the lines between business and pleasure by making it accessible to play video games at the same time as you work.
As mentioned before, smartphones have become swiss army knives for tech-savvy individuals. Not only can you be productive with a smartphone by doing work, answering and composing emails and sending messages, you can even enjoy a bit of fun by watching videos on YouTube, playing games or listening to music.
With so many features, a smartphone has almost limitless possibilities which make it both a blessing and a curse. Relying on technology to get work done is fine. Despite the chance of it breaking or needing regularly maintenance and repairs, technology can still work more efficiently than the average human being. It helps that smartphones allow us to work entirely outside of the office since you can plug in keyboards and other input devices to make it easier to work. You can even plug them into television screens and computer monitors to make it a portable presentation machine.
Virtual reality is becoming more of an actual reality as we advance technology. There are obvious entertainment uses, such as experiencing a virtual rollercoaster ride or surviving a zombie apocalypse in the first person, but there are also countless business and industrial uses for this kind of technology.
For starters, let’s imagine a car dealership. Currently, a car dealership takes up a lot of room because cars are large objects and the building needs the right infrastructure to support cars going in and out. The purpose of a dealership is to let customers experience and examine the car in person and some dealerships even allow customers to test drive them.
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