Remember when you were a kid and you were impressed that the graphics on your Atari 64 looked so out-of-date when Mattel introduced its Intellivision video game system?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 look like it belonged in the gaming world equivalent of the Stone Age?
As an adult you have a deeper perspective on technology. It changes very rapidly. These days, as soon as a new state-of-the-art gadget is released the last one becomes obsolete.
Technology is constantly changing
Technology has always been changing, and as more and more comes out, this change accelerates. This does not surprise anyone. That being said, it should not shock consumers either. In today’s constantly evolving environment, most of us purchase technology realizing that it will become outdated in a few months.
Need tech help? Ask your kid
Additionally, kids are now better with new technology than their parents. This has been going on forever, so it should not be a surprising fact to anyone. Just look at yourself. If you are in your 40s, you grew up without the Internet. Your kids, though, likely don’t remember a period when the Internet didn’t exist. It’s little surprise, then, that kids adjust faster to new technology. Kids often adjust faster to anything that’s new, be it high-tech or no-tech.
Today’s hot tech is tomorrow’s obsolete operating system
Consumers should no longer be surprised when computer operating systems become quickly outdated. The truth is, companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple are continuously updating and adapting. This means that they’re constantly working on new operating systems built to make the computing process more intuitive and enjoyable. You can either accept the new operating systems or fight them. If you choose the latter, though, remember one thing: You’ll be left behind with an outdated system while your friends, and competitors, are experiencing the next big thing.