We have said it before, and we will always support the fact that engineering has made such an impact in our world, that it could never be the same without it. Engineering is the problem solver of humanity, and as such, it has a strong responsibility towards society. However, many people aren’t aware of the importance of engineers’ role in today’s world, which is why we have put together this short list of engineering wonders that are making life better. From entertainment to medical marvels, engineering is changing the concept of modern living for everyone.
To start off this list, we need to mention one of the most important technological developments of the century. Back in 2007, Apple launched its very first iPhone, and immediately revolutionized the way we think of and understand communication. Before the iPhone, mobile phones had only a couple of main functions, being phone calls and text messages. However, after this pivotal gadget was released to the public, the concept of cellphones was never the same. They introduced the world to mobile apps, which are such an essential part of modern life, that we can say there is an app to help you with pretty much anything you need. GPS technology enhancement, entertainment, art production, medical support, transportation, you name it; if you can think of it, there’s an app to help you.
Another modern engineering wonder that tends to be ignored because of how accustomed to it we are is YouTube. This video platform has evolved so much in the last 10 years that is impossible to say where it will be in the next five. Even when the Tube has been under public scrutiny lately because of the amount of negative content that manages to remain on it, the vast majority of what we can find it is actually helpful. From tutorials on how to do anything you can imagine to creating communities that support each other, educational channels, and a wide entertainment variety, YouTube has changed the way we think of connectivity and global reach.
The field of medicine has seen plenty of technological advances during the last decades, and the importance of the role engineering has played cannot be denied. One of the many examples we could mention is the development of 3D printed bone implants. This technology is already being used to create personalized structures and scaffolds that help bones grow in a more natural way. Thus, people recovering from seriously broken bones can heal better, making the recovery process easier to endure. Currently, this technology is being used for reconstructive surgery for the jaw and the face. However, it is only a matter of time before we can heal practically any bone using 3D technology.