We live in a world where convenience is king, and efficiency is the way to go. If a process takes too long to complete, we find ways to improve it, shorten the time, and make it more affordable. Any inconvenience or discomfort that we experience is an opportunity for product engineers and manufacturers to fix. Indeed, modern technology has changed our lives for good, and we’re here to recognize the trailblazing industries that have made them possible.
Modern Medicine and the Healthcare Industry
Imagine if we didn’t progress quickly in the field of medicine. Many would easily die from seasonal flu, diarrhea, and more. The human body is frail and sickly to start with, but through that, we’re able to strengthen ourselves by developing immunity to various diseases.
Imagine if we didn’t discover vaccines. It would take generations for our body to develop natural immunity, and it would be impossible to grow our population to billions. If a city gets a bit crowded, a disease would surely come up and wipe off a large chunk of the population. Fortunately, we’ve learned to combat these diseases and we were able to immunize ourselves at a young age. We’ve mass-produced life-saving antibiotics and other drugs. That’s why these pills and tablets are readily available to the general public.
Oil and Gas Industry
Before even considering the transportation industry, we need to think about what powers these cars and planes first. Rapid, mass transportation is possible, thanks to the improvements in the oil and gas industry. We’ve learned to harness the power of these fossil fuels, process them, and transform them into a usable form that powers not just vehicles but also our homes. This industry really changed the way we live because it gave rise to industrial revolutions worldwide.
Back then, oil fields would be quite inefficient, so the yield was low and the overall process flawed. But with modern technology, everything is automated, only needing to replace parts when they break or are worn out. For example, a custom injection molding supplier can mass-produce parts for oil pumps, so there’s no need to worry about spare parts and equipment. The focus will be more on production and keeping the yield high, so there’s no time to worry about parts breaking and operations stoppage.
Food Production and Processing
With a growing population, the pressure now is to feed all the hungry mouths increasing in number by the minute. Again, mass production is the answer, and it helps keep the prices of commodities to a minimum. We’ve developed more effective farming methods, we’ve learned to process our harvest so that they can last longer, and we’ve experimented on the crops at a genetic level so that they can survive harsh weather conditions.
Without the improvements in this industry, it’s impossible to sustain billions of people worldwide, especially some of the top population-dense countries with inhabitants exceeding hundreds of millions, even billions. Truly, if not for these life-changing improvements, we’ll still probably be stuck in the dark ages.