Technology is more than an abstract concept associated with progress. It also shapes the way societies and people behave, grow and develop, both in their own lives and in their relationships with others. While technology has evolved over the millennia in which people exist, the last century has seen an explosion of technology has influenced subtle but decisive changes in the way people see the world and interact with others. The Internet and mobile devices in particular have radically changed the way we interact.
Technology has helped to bridge a global gap in the era of globalization. This bridge has enabled a multitude of people to learn about the world and connect with others in ways previously impossible. It has greatly improved communication worldwide, increased the efficiency of transportation and other personal and business tasks, and thus enabled people all over the world to connect with others in powerful, albeit new ways.