Smartphones today have clearly gone from being a luxury to a must-have. The continued advancement in smartphone technology coupled with the progressive fall in prices is a real blessing for the billions of people whose lives were hitherto untouched by the digital revolution underway around the world. Suddenly the whole world is a more connected place and any knowledge pertaining to any domain is suddenly available at everybody’s fingertips.
Gone are the days when you needed a professional degree or had to do a long duration training course in order to gain professional expertise. But today the Internet and more so the mobile Internet has led to the democratization of knowledge and this has had profound impact on the way the global economy is progressing at an accelerated rate.
Smartphones have become truly multi-functional assisting the layman in every facet of life enhancing his skills on a continuous basis.
These are some of the gifts of smartphone technology:
• There is an information explosion and your phone is the gateway to it all
• Getting the right training is easier thanks to authoritative online portals
• Connecting with appropriate peers for collaboration is simpler thanks to social media
• There are apps of all sorts that can assist step-by-step for any given field
Consider the instance of a youth who is a greenhorn and just out of college but who is yet to land a lucrative job offer. In the days of the yore if the student’s professional skills were inadequate to help him in his career then all he had to do was enrol for a relevant vocational course. But today thanks to smartphones and high speed mobile internet ubiquity anything under the sun is available at the tap of a finger. There are enough resources online to guide you and give you sound professional advice complete with a list of do’s and don’ts, on the Internet anytime.
There are umpteen professional blogs maintained by eminent bloggers or big corporate houses that have outstanding, insightful and actionable content on ways to upgrade one’s skills to match the stringent requirement of the corporate world. Watching how-to videos can familiarize anybody about any new technology or product so that it can be easily imbibed to enhance one’s life skills.
Online forums where people from various walks of life discuss about things related to their field is a real advantage when you have a burning question and don’t know who to approach. These online discussion groups are the right platforms to get knowledge regarding anything in order to lead a more satiating and wholesome life.