Society is constantly being pushed forward by technology. Technology is shaping society in ways that were unthought of just a few decades ago. Advances in means of communication allow more people to share a larger amount of information in a shorter amount of time. This means that the advantage that people make are incremental in nature. The level of advancement that was seen in the last 10 years will pale when compared to the level of advancement that will be seen over the next 10 years.
Much of the technology in many of the tools that are used in the electronic products we handle every single day are completely unknown to us. Most people are simply content to hit the power button on their phone, on their tablet, or on their computer and just have it turn on. However, if you ask them what happens inside their device once they hit the power button, the vast majority of people are going to have no idea.
This lack of knowledge on the part of the majority is beneficial for those who are in the know. Individuals who understand technology and how it works are tasked with the responsibility of keeping people’s devices functioning. By keeping these devices functioning, they make it easier for people to stay up to date with the pushes forward that are being made by technology.
One example of an essential product that is found in most smart phones or computers is a silicon wafer. Most people have interacted with a silicon wafer that has been produced by a silicon wafer manufacturer. Yet, if you were to show people a silicon wafer, they would have no idea what it was or how vital of a role it plays in seeing to it that their device works as it should.
The materials used to make silicon wafers are by no means rare. Silicon is the second most common element on the planet and thought to be the seventh most common element in the universe. It is a semiconductor that is used in the electronic and technology sectors.