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10 Tech Innovations That Changed The Way We Travel

Posted by on November 24, 2016 in interesting, technology

There’s no denying that technology has come a long way over the years. We’re going to take a look at ten specific tech innovations that completely changed the way we travel. Some of these may seem minor, but when you mix them with all the other advances, it’s easy to see why more people are traveling these days. Trips that would take months or even years in the past are now able to be completed in a matter of days or even hours. We’ve come a long way.


Ten Tech Innovations That Changed Travel

Here’s a look at ten specific technology innovations that have made travel easier or more fun for people all over the world.

1. The Internet

This is an obvious one, but many of the others below wouldn’t be possible without this technology innovation in the late 20th century.

2. Big Data

The ability to store large amounts of data and sift through it easily has made travel a bit easier for some people.

3. Social Networks

Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or even Google+, social networking sites are used by a lot of people to let others know about their traveling.

4. Luggage Tracking

Another way that computers have helped is by making it easier to track your luggage no matter where it is at the moment.

5. Smartphones

While the Internet at home on the desktop computer was nice, it’s nothing like being able to access so much information via a mobile device.

6. GPS

Global Positioning System technology has really made it easier to get around and actually know where you are in the world.

7. Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

While road traveling especially in camping, pest repeller clothing, and ultrasonic pest repellent technology provides you a great ease and keeps you away from attacks of mice, parasites, and bugs.

8. Digital Cameras

While this didn’t change the way we travel, it sure did change the amount of photos we take, making it easier to share travel experiences with others.

9. ATM

This seems like a normal part of life these days, but before the ATM it was rather difficult to get at your money sometimes. Now you can withdraw from an ATM anywhere in the world.

10. Fuel Economy

Some really great tech innovations have happened when it comes to saving fuel on long trips, making it more affordable to travel.

The list of tech innovations above really goes to show how far mankind has come in the last century. From the very first airplane to landing on the moon and beyond, humans have been able to use technology as a tool to go further faster while staying safe. The really interesting question is what the tech innovations of the next 100 years will do for travel. Will we finally reach out to the stars beyond our solar system? Only time will tell.