Some may argue that technology has dramatically changed our outlook on life. They’d be right. Increasingly dependent on our smartphones and gadgets, we’re moving into what might properly be called a ‘smart age’.

Callouts for the local electrician to install the latest smart home technology is greatly increasing, with technology becoming so advanced that day to day tasks can now be completed by robots.

More and more of us are controlling the heating on our phones and installing fingerprint and face recognition scanners to unlock our front doors.

But is there a limit to the number of smart products we allow into our lives?

While electrical contractors are thriving off the business, others have a different outlook on the way we embrace new technology. Of course, you can argue that people are focussing heavily on the gadgets that we have adapted into our everyday lives, but without these incredibly advanced devices that feature in our hospitals and public service stations, health issues could well look very different today.

Such gadgets can of course be considered distracting. Not only this, but our online privacy is being tested and with social media taking over and even our mental health is being pushed. 

On the opposite side to these points, you could say that technology creates a safer environment that means our police force have a greater ability to deal with issues more effectively.

Alongside this, the rising growth of social media creates more and more jobs and opportunities at top companies.

Ultimately, technology has given us things that a century ago were unthinkable. We can see the world through our TVs, listen to music while we’re on the move, and connect with our loved ones through our phones.

With all this taken into consideration, yes, technology can be seen as the greater good. However, if we aim for less time spent on our phones and more time spent being in the moment, the world could most definitely become a more social and enriching place.