The first industrial revolution took advantage of water and steam power to mechanise production. The second used electric power to make mass production a reality. The third used electronics and information technology to then automate production. In truth, if we consider the history of humanity, there were smaller steps along the way that led to these giant leaps. From the moment man used a stick to reach an apple in a tree that was out of reach, we have been using tools to extend our natural ability. We have now entered a fourth industrial revolution and it has fundamentally changed every aspect of our lives.
It has changed how we live, how we work, how we socialise, how we relate to ourselves, and to the world around us. When we think of technology, we often picture the worlds depicted in science fiction films. However, it is easy to get caught up in steady progress and forget just how far we have come ourselves. In a sense, it is a statement that has always been true, but, perhaps now, it is truer than it has ever been before. The future is now, the present is a new chapter in human history enabled by the growth of new technologies. The speed, breath and depth of this digital revolution has quite literally changed what it means to be a human.
There are quite literally millions of examples of how the exponential growth of technology has transformed us as a species. However, when we decided to put this article together, we wanted to pick something that you might not expect in order to put just how significant the digital revolution is into an everyday context. As alluded to earlier, humans don’t often notice small changes or incremental progress. It often takes us until seeing an old photograph or talking to an old friend to suddenly realise just how much things have changed. So, after some consultation and a mind map or two, we settled on the online casino as our prime example. In order to put the power of this revolution in context, we will take the example of Rapid Casino, a modern online casino that highlights just why we love the opportunities that technology avail to us so much. Before delving deeper into this example, let’s take a look at how we got to where we are today...
The very first online casino went live in 1996. Knowing what we know now, we can all imagine how primitive this must have looked compared to today. Online casinos, while popular amongst certain groups, were once seen as some kind of novelty. The idea that, firstly, online casinos would become as globally popular as they are today, and, secondly, tempt so many people away from their brick-and-mortar counterparts is an incredible demonstration of both how technology has progressed and how it has changed our approach to our daily lives. If you want to know what we think the secret is, its the fact that online casinos fit perfectly into the lifestyle of the modern man.
The digital age has completely transformed how we relate to time. Digital natives, individuals who were born or brought up during the age of digital technology and are familiar with computers and the internet from an early age, do not approach the world in the same way as those who grew up without the internet. Often confused for entitlement, the modern man expects to be able to do what they want, when they want. Why? Well, the answer is quite simple. Because they can. Herein lies the success of the online casino. While in 1996, it might have appeared as an interruption to a normal routine, today, it fits right in.
If you have come to expect things on demand, the idea of having to commute to a physical location in order to play your favourite casino games can seem quite strange. If focus now in on the example of Rapid Casino, we get further insight into why online casinos have become so popular. Not only can you play your favourite classic casino games, but you have an additional variety of choice that you couldn't find in any traditional casino in the world. Without having to drag yourself from casino floor to casino floor, you now have the opportunity to discover more casino games than most avid players would have seem in their lifetime in a single afternoon.
Furthermore, online casinos allow us to partake in the pastime on our own terms. You can choose the playlist, prepare your favourite snack, put on your slippers, and play for however long you like. This adds an extra element of control and ease to the entire process. Moreover, you can play when you are on the go on your smartphone or tablet. Whereas in years gone by, you would have to make the time to travel to a casino, now you can use the time it takes to go places you actually want to play a game of poker or spin a roulette wheel.
Moving away from online casinos and back to the modern, digital age, it is abundantly clear why they have proved to be so attractive. This is the way people now want to live. They want to be able to pick and choose when, where and how they spend their time. The modern online casino is perfectly catered to this demand in every fibre of its being. To return to where we began, this is the true potential of technology, to extend our ability in every which way.
This, of course, can, is and should be applied to every sector in existence. We need to be aware of the power of technology in order to make progress in the education, health, and any and all the governmental and public services. The hope is that this article, through the vehicle of the online casino, has reminded us of just how lucky we are to be living in the modern day. The world is quite literally at our fingertips. This is something we should never forget. If we find the ability to keep this knowledge at the forefronts of our minds, the future will always be bright and it will always be now.
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