Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Constantly Changing Face of Technology

If you were a child when the Atari 64 came out, you were likely impressed by the graphics. Then Mattel released the Intellivision, and by comparison, the Atari’s graphics were outdated. Every time a new video game system was released it managed to trump the last one in graphics and game play.


As an adult you have a deeper perspective on technology. It changes very rapidly. Nowadays, as soon as a new state-of-the-art gadget comes out the last one becomes outdated.


Technology is constantly changing


Technology has long been changing, and as more and more comes out, this change accelerates. This does not surprise anyone. That being said, it shouldn't surprise consumers either. In today’s constantly evolving environment, the majority of us purchase technology understanding that it will become outdated in a few months.


Need tech help? Ask your kid


Kids are usually quicker to learn new things then their parents, and therefore, are better at adapting to the changing technological environment. If you are in your 40s then you grew up without the Internet, and your kids don’t remember when the Internet didn’t exist. So, as technology advances at an progressively rapid pace, younger generations are going to more easily adjust to these changes and accept new technologies.


Today’s hot tech is tomorrow’s obsolete operating system


Considering the rapid changing world of technology, it ought to be no surprise that the same goes for operating systems. Businesses like Apple, Google, and Microsoft come forth with new and improved operating systems regularly, both to stay ahead of the competition and to enhance the user experience. If you do not adopt new systems when they come out, it won’t be a long time before your computer is very outdated. Change is unavoidable, if you do not adapt to it, you'll be left in the dust and unable to reap the benefits that that change has to offer.

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