Benefits of technology include increased productivity in many work-related and personal tasks and ease of access to people, products and processes that may otherwise be quite difficult. In 2013, The New York Times explained that because of technology, its articles could provide more thorough and easily understandable information. Additionally, convenient online access to the newspaper led to increased readership.
The benefits of technology can be seen in almost every aspect of modern-day life. Although in some cases technological equipment is costly to acquire, the long-term gain is that overall day-to-day costs of certain tasks are often greatly reduced. Technology benefits individuals in daily personal interactions as well. Commonly used services such as email, social networks, texting and cell phones have each made it easier for people to connect with one another, even across continents. This type of global connectivity has greatly increased public awareness of other cultures and lifestyles. Additionally, the use of technology in education benefits children by helping them to learn at their own pace with individualized computer instruction. Children also stay more focused and excited to learn when they have access to computers and software that allow them to do research faster and interact more fully with their lessons.