During the past few years, the world has had incredible changes. We have new technologies that emerge every single month, new ways of communicating, better cars, and the quality of life keep increasing every year.
This rampant progress is simply awesome! But more impressive is to think that during the rise and the adoption of almost every single awesome technology that we have, there are two technologies that are still stronger than ever and that have lasted for more than 30 years now with no rival:
One of them is the email, a technology that has been in use for more than three decades now and that is still used by most of the corporations and persons for their every day tasks and communication.
Everybody uses email to communicate and we use it for about 90% of our communications with the external world.
Other technology that is quite impressive are the SMS messages. We use them almost every single day to communicate with family and friends, to buy stuff from other people, and for many other things.
It was more than 20 years ago that humas got to create this impressive technology that allowed two cellphones to communicate by text messages.
Nowadays it is still being used widely, even though we have so many other ways to communicate communication, like Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, Youtube, etc.
Is it because they are so reliable?
It resuls impressive that the whole world is still using these two technologies.
When you think how much humanity has progress in the past decade, you wouldn’t expect to see two technologies reign over all of the others like this. They are, in fact, so outdated, that we are using something that doesn’t have a modern interface, that doesn’t relate at all with what we are using in the modern days, with no graphics, no multimedia, no video. Think about it: both technologies feature a white screen with nothing at all in it, for you to start writing your messages.
And these are still being used by most of the planet? With no updates, no new features, no modern interface?
Then, you get to realize that these two technologies, they are really going to be around for a long, long time.
Will they last more than 20 years in the future?
We don’t know for sure, but it seems email and SMS messages are going to be around for a longer time than expected.
There’s no indication that some of our newer technologies will gain priority over these two champions, that were created by our “ancestors” more than 3 decades ago.
So, let’s keep using and enjoying them!