It is very difficult to imagine the current world without technology. Without it we would still be living in the dark ages trying to figure out how to stop disease and how to communicate easily with those far away. Man has always tried to improve on what he has and that has resulted in modern devices that have made things faster stronger and easier among other things. Technological advances made in the past few decades have played major roles in the lives that we lead today. Simply put its importance cannot be downplayed; in fact it is very difficult to state just how important and integral to our lives it is. Not only has it brought us agricultural revolution letting humans grow food and harvest it easily and efficiently it has extended what we can do. As a matter of fact we can now grow plants in different climates and conditions enabling us to cut down on food shortage and other such problems. Social changes have also been influenced by technological advances. technological advances The printing press was a valuable addition to civilization allowing humanity to store and quickly spread the knowledge it has gathered. Books are now everywhere and we now have access to unimaginable amounts of data that help us immensely in our day to day lives. Doctors can easily treat patients, engineers can look up designs or plans, and teachers can look up information. These are just a few of the things we can easily do now. As stated above technological advances have influenced us greatly. I have only highlighted agricultural advances and social changes that have been brought about but technological advances have made significant contributions to other areas as well.