Our generation, also known as the Millennials, have grown so accustomed to new, interesting and advanced forms of technology. I mean just look at us – I don’t know anyone between the ages of 13 – 30 that doesn’t own a cell phone. So with new technologies comes new forms of spreading knowledge and education. What’s weird is that children are even caught up with the new gadgets and gizmos. For Christmas this year, my little nephew asked for a tablet, an underwater drone, and a video game. He’s 10. I found it so crazy that a 10 year old wanted a tablet and drone. He’s so in with the new technology. I still thought kids at that age wanted toys and sports equipment – man was I wrong. He ended up getting the video game and the best quality rov ever for their entire family to play with. Isn’t it cool that nowadays technology is used for professional and entertainment use? I remember back in the day that super advanced technology was primarily used to further development and knowledge. Now, it’s used for basically anything! There are so many start ups and businesses that strictly design tech for entertainment, which I guess, is how we got to this point.
So back to our discussion – there are so many pieces of tech out that that truly define our generation. The iPhone, Macbook, bluetooth speakers, Fitbit, portable headphones – these are all items that we use day to day. These pieces of technology are built essentially to fit into our changing lifestyle, and lucky for the makers, we have grown accustomed to using them daily. We not only have adapted as a generation to rely and depend on these products but have also built higher expectations to our standard of living. Just look at how far we’ve come at creating a self-driving car. Why did we do that? Because people are constantly looking to the future and trying to change the world for the better. In order to do that, they’ve got to compete to create genuinely unique and original technology. Everyone wants a piece, but the competition is extremely high. Our generation is so focused on creating change and transforming our world into a more efficient, comfortable way of living. This isn’t a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s fascinating at how fast our technology is growing. This is the reason that technology defines our generation.
Now, onto the cool and interesting gadgets. Deep Trekker, a company that makes cool, underwater ROVs, is creating unique drones that you play with underwater. These machines can basically do anything you want in any sort of body of water while you control it remotely. Another company, Swatch, has come out with a watch that you swim with underwater. It has a 200m dive rating so you can swim on all you want. If you’re looking for something even more techie, the new Apple watch lets you control you phone from your wrist. You can check messages, emails, the news – similar to having your iPhone attached to your arm. For entertainment, you can get television systems similar to Roku and Amazon Fire TV which lets you watch Netflix, control your TV wirelessly, and offers other streaming services automatically programmed on specific channels. These make life so much easier and you have an abundance of options to choose from for when you feel like starting a new show. Those are a couple of the new gadgets that I’ve found to be extremely useful and entertaining. Stay tuned for more!