Which would be the greatest advancement in the Communications Technology Industry?
Iphones are overrated. Are there any other advancements that should be just as appreciated? (Over the past ten-twenty years.)
This is a great question. I would say that there have been many leaps and bounds in the area of communications. The iphone is pretty remarkable, but there are other developments that are even more important.
In the last twenty years, I would say that the most important advancement in communication technology has been the development of the internet/worldwide web. If you think about it, the internet has changed almost every facet of life. Let me give you a few example.
Knowledge was difficult to gain twenty years ago. You would have to go to a library and research. Now it can be done online with a few key strokes. This alone is amazing. Though the internet, we have had an information explosion. Or we can say that we have democratized knowledge.
Second, the internet has transformed the way we communicate: emails, instant messages, blogs, facebook, and so much more. Third, the internet has also shaped the way we shop. More and more people are shopping online. In time, I am sure that there will be many more developments in time.
The internet has definitely improved the greatest in the recent past. There is no doubt about that. You are definitely right when you say the iPhone is overrated, Android phones have proved to be much better. But none of these would be anywhere near as useful as they are without the internet. How often do you see someone using their smart phone for actually talking? It's a pretty small percentage. Everyone is on their phone using the internet either checking their facebook, watching YouTube videos, or reading up on some quick facts that they had disagreed on with a friend. Internet is undoubtably the biggest improvement in communication technology.