AirPod Evolution Has Opened Doors For Change In Music And Technological Advances, But At What Cost?


Angeline Sanabria, Reporter

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Everyone knows music has been around for a while, and although no historical evidence exists to tell us who created music, we know that it goes back about 35,000 years ago

In this time span, music has evolved significantly. Music changes the same way we do—by the process of natural selection—and the factor of technology has a major impact that causes music to change. 

This leads me to one of the well-known marketed products by Apple, AirPods. How many people a day do you see wearing AirPods? There’s a lot. They are convenient and allow music to be easily accessible. 

People wear earphones for different reasons. Some use them while they’re working out, or gaming. Many just use them to pass time because they’re bored. 

A study conducted in 2020 revealed that Apple AirPods received a high level of satisfaction from consumers. About 97% of surveyed customers said they were completely satisfied, very satisfied, or satisfied with the products. They are lightweight, easy to use, and reliable. 

However, there are some disadvantages to them as well. One is that they don’t fit in everyone’s ear. For some people they fall out very easily. Another is that if you’re wearing them for too long it can cause ear pain. 

Is it bad that so many people are using AirPods so frequently? Technological advancements have already affected the world in a crucial way. Most of us walk around with technology in our pockets, and I don’t think we realize the importance of it.

In my personal experience, AirPods and technology in general has given me a reason to not socialize with others. For example if I’m mad at somebody instead of talking the problem out with them, I could put on my AirPods and play some music.

It’s like shutting out the other person and ignoring the problem. It’s not a healthy way to deal with your problems, but it’s an option that a lot of us have now. 

Technology is ever evolving. For example, Elon Musk has his Neuralink company, which is developing a brain chip interface that can be implanted into the skull. They are designing the link to help the treatment of neurological disorders. 

How will these new innovations affect society? It will affect the way people think, learn, and communicate just because technology and society are dependent on and influence each other.

In just 10 years I think the world will be so different, due to all the advancements such as Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. I think if it continues to evolve the way it is now it will be more negative than positive.

Humanoid robots are advancing in quite eerie ways due to the fact that the facial expressions and movements seem so realistic. Will we reach a point where it will be too intricate to distinguish technology from reality?