The use of electronics today is so much a part of our daily lives that we hardly think of how the world would be without electronics. Everything from cooking to music uses electronics or electronic components in one way or another. Our family car has many electronic components, as does our stove, laptop and cell phone. Children and adolescents have mobile phones with them everywhere and use them to take and send photos, videos and to listen to music. They send text messages on the cell phone to other phones and to their personal computers.
Wireless internet is becoming more common, with laptops installed in internet cafes where people can drink coffee and check their emails at the same time. The computer user can carry out all searches on the Web in relative privacy thanks to the electronic accessories that can be added to the computer. Conversely, more and more transactions are being sent electronically over the air, making security more of an issue than ever. Merchants who sell products online must be able to assure their customers that information submitted on a website is not accessible to unauthorized personnel.
Music is a primary user of electronics, both in recording and playback modes. Stereos, record players, tape recorders, cassette players, CD players and DVD players are all the result of advances in electronic technology in recent decades. Today, people can easily take a playlist of hundreds of songs with them in a very small device – easily portable. When you add Bluetooth or headphones, music can be heard by the user, but does not bother those nearby.
Electronic technology in cameras has increased considerably. A digital camera is available to most Americans at an affordable price and cell phones often include a fairly sophisticated digital camera that can capture still images or even video images and store or transfer them to a computer where they can be saved, digitally shared with family or friends, or printed in paper form with a camera. The images obtained using a camera or a scanner can be edited, cropped, improved or enlarged easily thanks to the wonders of electronics.
Thousands of daily devices that we use constantly use electronic technology to operate. These are products ranging from automotive engines to automated equipment in the production environment. Even artistic efforts benefit from computer modeling before the engagement of precious artistic supports to create the finished product.
Electronic devices are used in the health field, not only to aid in the diagnosis and determination of medical problems, but to aid in research that provides treatments and cures for diseases and even genetic abnormalities. Equipment such as MRI, CAT and older x-rays, diabetes, cholesterol and other blood component tests all rely on electronics to do their job quickly and accurately. Pacemakers and similar equipment implanted in the body are now almost routine.
Source by Andrew Stratton