The world has advanced far into the age of technology bringing a whole lot of changes. Technology undoubtedly revolutionized every sphere of man’s life. Yes, the impact of technology on man’s lives is immense; that the world is becoming ‘a global village’ is a trite term. In fact, ours is an age of information, each of us need to stay connected to the world of information more than ever. Technology actually gives access to endless information through the internet as well as wireless media, and truly, we love to stay updated. That’s just probably why mass media communication is gaining importance and is capable of making such a huge impact on us.
We are literally living in a society of media and communication media is inevitably one of those factors that create a mass phenomenon. Technology has given communication media the biggest boost; it was through conventional media like radio, telephonic and television broadcasts that communication actually began to reach out to a huge audience, thus making community and technology a co-related subject. Mass communication was a term that acquired its exact connotation only when modern technology emerged with the media revolution. Well, communication media has now acquired a new realm – the digital realm including computer-mediated communication as well as computer networking and telegraphy. And of course, we cannot overlook popular forms of media like newspapers, magazines and book publishing, videos, as well as films.
The new form of communication media uses data transmitters such as wireless satellite, microwave, as well as coaxial cable and fiber optics. Here, communication media acts as the channel for linking various devices to enable interaction amongst them. Talking of our media society, the world is overloaded with headlines, sounds, pixels, prints and mails. Let us discuss some of the smart new gadgets that are revolutionizing the world of communication.
Technology has brought a sea of change from the modern to a newer generation through electronic media redefining our everyday lives. The main purpose of media is to inform and connect people and their ideas, whether public or personal. Invention of Radio was a significant achievement; it was a form of media that allowed global access for the first time. Radio broadcasts had, and still has, widespread appeal indeed; it has considerably improved transmission of news from all corners of the world especially for telegraphic messages. Its use in radar (radio detection and ranging), which helped in locating of aircrafts and ships, is also significant. And that is most probably why pilots essentially use the most sophisticated radio with hi-tech transmitters like the purely digital Aurora 9.
Television also heralded mass media at a far bigger scale, a new generation of mass communication in fact. Television emerged as a popular form of medium, a conduit for entertainment and also became primary in molding public opinion. Commonly known as TV or better yet, Tele, television has evolved through a wide range of technological advancements. Movies and other artistic broadcasts popularized television immensely too, transforming it into one of the most common, or rather seemingly, an indispensable household device. The most sophisticated TV models would be those with LED screen, which has fantastic screen clarity, and yet the latest OLED, which is expected to replace LED in the future, supports even higher screen resolution. Modern Television nowadays have enhanced features including Wi-Fi enabled as well as enormous screen size reaching beyond 110 inches in length.
Digital Phones and Mobile Smartphones
The use of digital phones marked the beginning of automated phones that could store numbers of dialed and received calls or you could program according to the need of time; in other words according to your busy schedule. If a call is missed, you could even leave voice messages which could be recorded for listening later. Progressing from conventional telephones, digital phones heralded the beginning of even more advanced one to one communication.
There’s a new obsession building up in our generation; the urge to stay connected not just with friends and family, but to follow every new development in technology as well as the most happening trends. Mobile smartphones are the right devices; perfect packages of the most sophisticated features that the latest technology had to offer. A smartphone works like a micro-computer with multiple features, almost better actually. It can do everything that contemporary communication media facilitates, such as surfing the internet and exchanging emails, teleconferencing and other internet forums like the current excitement with social networking. Communication became as fluid as a slide on a screen with these latest gadgets. Well, the dawn of yet more refined technology has extended the smartphone technology to smartwatches, which is one of the most snazzy devices.
Technology expedites communication with innovative breakthroughs that always has prospects of improving to perfection. Technology aims as high as the limits of the sky and yet always giving space for precision; we only can expect better and better with the passing of time. It simply is very interesting to speculate how the latest technology will take our world of communication to unimaginable limits.