Technology makes our everyday life easier. That's undeniable. Yet it can also add to the stress we face each day. Happily, technology will become a little more consumer friendly in 2014. At least that's what the Christian Science Monitor newspaper forecasted in a recent story.
Overwhelmed by data?
As the Christian Science Monitor story states, you shouldn't feel alone if you're swamped with data. That's due to the fact the digital universe is doubling approximately every two years. Based on the story, consumers today can surf more than 600 million websites. And Apple's App Store today holds more than 1 million apps.
Where's the simplicity?
The good news is that the Monitor story also states that one of the big tech trends in 2014 will be simpler technology. This is a boon to both workers and consumers. The best tech in the world is worthless if people can’t figure out how to use it.
Google, Apple show the way
This is a good idea because we know already that simple can pay off. Just have a look at Google and Apple. These two tech giants already provide some of the simplest yet powerful tech tools on the market. Think of the elegant simplicity of Google search or the out-of-the-box computing power of the iPad. Let's hope that Google and Apple can inspire other tech providers to move toward simplicity.