Before you can learn how to use one new cell phone a newer model comes out. And that’s just not true of phones. It’s everywhere you look in the field of modern technology. Who among us can keep up with it? It would be nice if technology could take a breather, but competition dictates that someone must dominate the market and claim the largest share.
For sure technology has made life easier in many ways, but have we become too dependent on it? Another question is, has it caused some of us to become extremely lazy? For instance, do you have a backup plan for the “what if?” Is your presentation relying solely on the use of modern technology? If you lose your internet connection, or a website crashes, do pack up and go home, or do you pull out a legal pad and pen and carry on?
Overall, the advances in modern technology is a good thing. Look at what it has done in the medical field alone. Today, doctors can access life saving data instantly because of technology. I know I’ve been all over the place with this post, but you get the picture. To further emphasis the point, I am reminded of my days in the military as it relates to security clearances. Just because you may have a top secret clearance does not mean you have the need to know. And, the parallel to that would be, every time something new comes out does not mean you have to go out and buy it. You can spend a lot of money on things you don’t really need, or need to know. Ask yourself, am I ready to invest the time to learn how to use this tool, or am I collecting gadgets?
In conclusion, I’d say just do your best to stay current, and only buy what you intend to use. One final thought, I recently posted an interesting article on my personal website blog that answers the question of “Why You Watch Reality TV”. If you liked this post you are sure to like it as well. Click over now and have a read.