What Would Life Be Without Modern Technology?

Technology has changed the world as compared to what it used to be years before it was introduced. From walking to destinations to travelling with cars, from travelling overseas by using boats to travelling overseas with aeroplanes. These are just a few of them.

Have you ever thought of what the world would have been without all these technological advancements? This article is going to show you how life would have been without modern technology and after that, you will appreciate technology.

The intention of this article is for everyone to appreciate what technology has done for the world and embrace the positives and ignore talking more about the negatives.

What Would Life Be Without Modern Technology?

Communicate by writing letters

Without technology, before you can communicate with someone outside your town you need to go and buy paper, write your letter and send it to the post office for them to mail it to the recipient. This could take over 3 months before your recipient receives the letter.

After that, it will take another three (3) months for you to receive a reply from your sender. Imagine that you are sick and you need help from your elder brother who is outside your locality, what do you think will happen to you by the time you get the reply?

You would have been dead by the time the reply comes. Currently, you can compose an email and in less than 30 seconds, the recipient will receive it in his/her email. This means that comparing it with the 6 months in the olden days, you can send and receive over 1,000 emails.

Travel long distances with animals

In the olden days, before you can travel a long distance you needed to have an animal you can sit on. The most commonly used animals were horses and donkeys. Can you imagine how long it would take a horse to travel from Accra to Kumasi?

It took travellers days to travel long distances. On several occasions, they had to stay in the wilderness overnight because of the time it took them to travel and also for the animal to rest.

But as we can all see, that is not the case currently. Currently, you can travel from Accra to Kumasi and come back the same day without spending any night in the wilderness. This is indeed a positive intervention as a result of technology.

There wouldn’t have been some medical equipment

Without technology, there wouldn’t have existed some of the current medical equipment that is used today. For example, can you imagine what the world have looked like in this coronavirus pandemic without recent technology?

How would they have been tested or how will people in critical care be taken off. Technology has indeed made a positive influence on the health sector all over the world.  If people are put on ventilators or samples are being tested, we have the technology to thank for.

Poor education

Education is one of the main sectors that have benefited from technology. From the introduction of laptops to e-learning, you can see that technology has indeed made a positive influence on the world.

Due to technology, you can now sit at the comfort of your home and learn from an American teacher. In 2019, over 1,000 Ghanaians earned a certificate from a foreign University through e-learning. How would this have existed without technology?

No electricity

Finally, where would we have gotten electricity in the world without technology? In Ghana, for instance, over 60% of the population has access to electricity and can use it for their day-to-day activities.

Also, almost all the major companies in the world use electricity in one way or the other. Some of these are the manufacturing companies, food processing companies, media companies, sports companies, etc.

All these companies wouldn’t have existed without technology and if they all exist today, we have to thank technology.


These are just a few of the several things that wouldn’t have existed without modern technology. Therefore you can all appreciate how the world has been without modern technology.

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