Remember when you were a kid and you were impressed that the graphics on your Atari 64 looked so out-of-date when Mattel introduced its Intellivision video game system? Then remember how dumbfounded you were when newer systems like the ColecoVision made the Intellivision appear as if it belonged in the gaming world equivalent of the Stone Age?
As an adult you have a deeper perspective on technology. It changes quickly. For some, frustratingly so. These days, as soon as a new state-of-the-art gadget is released the last one becomes obsolete.
Technology is constantly changing
This rapid technological evolution is not something that should surprise anyone. We consistently see new technology come out with a better version right on its tail. Consumers shouldn’t expect technologies to last very long in today’s constantly advancing environment.
Need tech help? Ask your kid
The kids who are growing up today understand how quickly technology changes, every birthday there is a bigger and better system we can expect them to "need". These kids adapt to new technologies much faster than their parents, who were totally jazzed to have an exciting game of Donkey Kong or Pong to keep them happily occupied on a rainy day. Kids often adapt to new things faster than adults and the generation that is growing up today with fingers flying over keyboards and smartphones is ever tech-evolved.
Today’s hot tech is tomorrow’s obsolete operating system
Taking all of this into consideration, consumers should not be taken off guard when their computer OS becomes outdated. Companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple have to continually come out with new operating systems to stay ahead of their competition. Fighting against a new OS often proves futile; embracing the constantly changing nature of technology has been nurtured into our workforce for decades and appears to be here to stay. Anticipating evolution in technology might even put you on the cutting edge of the next great thing!
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