National Technology Day Date in the current year: January 6, 2024

National Technology Day Can you imagine your life without technology? Neither can we! Technological advancements have made our world what it is today, and they surely deserve to be celebrated. National Technology Day, observed annually on January 6, was created to highlight the role of technology in the modern world and celebrate the people behind it.

According to Wikipedia, the term technology refers to the “application of knowledge to reach practical goals in a specifiable and reproducible way”, as well as to the product of such an endeavor. This definition means, among other things, that things we consider ubiquitous or even outdated and primitive today used to be cutting-edge technology when they were first invented. For example, stone tools used by the earliest hominids are considered an example of prehistoric technology.

The advancement of technology has always been crucial to the development of society. For example, the discovery and use of fire is believed to have contributed to the growth of the human brain and the subsequent development of language. The invention of the wheel made it possible for humans to travel longer distances and create more complex machines. The invention of the printing press make it easier to communicate and spread knowledge, etc.

The development of modern technology became possible due to the Industrial Revolution that was set off by the discovery of steam power. The development and widespread application of numerous technological inventions during the period from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century marked a major turning point in human history.

The Second Industrial Revolution began in the 1870s and ended with the breakout of World War I, and the Third Industrial Revolution, more commonly known as the Digital Revolution, began in the second half of the 20th century, marking the beginning of the Information Age that we are living in today.

Technology is used in all spheres of human activity, including communication, education, entertainment, industry, medicine, science, transportation, and daily life. Digital technologies have shaped our lives in many ways but we often take them for granted. National Technology Day is meant to remind us that a lot of technologies that we can’t imagine our lives without weren’t invented until a few decades or even years ago.

National Technology Day was launched in 2016 by AXEL, a Las Vegas-based tech company. Celebrate this amazing holiday by learning about the most exciting technologies of the past and present, exploring all the ways technology impacts your everyday life, and sharing your favorite technologies on social media with the hashtags #NationalTechnology Day and #Technology Day to spread the world about the holiday.

If you’ve been thinking about a career in STEM, National Technology Day is the perfect day to take the first step toward your goal. Don’t be afraid and never forget that STEM is for everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, background, or age. If you already work in STEM, share your story with others to encourage them to pursue a career in the field and contribute to the advancement of technology.

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