These days, we are so used to having our smartphones, tablets, and laptops within arms' length that we tend to forget just how much our lives have changed because of technology.
Software, in particular, ensures that everything we need is right at our fingertips. For instance, thanks to software, we no longer have to bring maps with us, we don't have to wait for the newspaper to be delivered at our doorstep, all of our previously physical and bulky tools are now in our phones. You probably don't even have an alarm clock anymore because there's an app for it.
Software has altered our lives so much—and in such a short amount of time—that it's likely that we have yet to process the changes.
But as they say, to see is to believe—so the team from BestReviews visualized this phenomenon in a video titled “Evolution of a City.”
The video is a follow-up to“Evolution of the Desk,” released in 2014, and it illustrates how our physical world is being condensed into computer code, which enables us to carry everything we need in our pockets.
“We believe the videos help consumers think about the changes to the product landscape and the role that innovation plays. We also believe that software is taking a major role in the modern world and believe it’s important for consumers to understand that and see it visualized," says Ben Faw, co-founder of BestReviews says to Singularity Hub.