We live every day using technology. Imagine that. Every single day of our lives we use multiple forms of devices that harbor the power of technology. Imagine if one day, every technological device was to stop working and we would loose our connection to everyone else. What would you do?
Well speaking from a personal level, I would immediately start crying. Then I would gather myself together and figure out a way to get to friends or family if I wasn’t already with them. Lastly, I would wish for the best and hope that everything gets fixed and back on track.
Now this hypothetical situation could happen. Maybe not to the degree that every technological device in the world would go bonkers but maybe Amazon.com could while your about to buy a new pair of headphones. These situations actually are a lot more common then people think. Information technology is hard and complicated. The National Security Agency or NSA is the “main producer and manager of signals intelligence for the United States.” Now the NSA has problems “keeping electrical boxes from melting down,” which I thought was a problem that was already fixed. However, the Information Technology companies that can control technology are the ones that thrive and succeed. They are the companies we hear about. However there are dozens of private and public companies that fail because of glitches or meltdowns.
So the moral of the story is, next time you pick up your phone or send an email just take a minute to think about the company and the employees out there that made it happen. You never know, that employee may one day be you.