If you were a child when the Atari 64 came out, you were likely amazed at the graphics. Then Mattel released the Intellivision, and by comparison, the Atari’s graphics were outdated. Each time a new video game system came out it managed to trump the last one in graphics and game play.
As an adult, your point of view is probably a little different. Technology changes very rapidly and your most recent state-of-the-art gadget becomes obsolete once the bigger and better thing arrives.
Technology is constantly changing
The the fact is that technology will always change quickly. The fact that consumer technology turns over quickly should no longer be considered an amazing thing. Now-a-days, with the velocity at which things change, consumers shouldn’t expect something that they buy now to be on the market a year from now.
Need tech help? Ask your kid
Kids are usually quicker to learn new things then their parents, and consequently, 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 gradually more 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 real shock that the same goes for operating systems. Businesses like Apple, Google, and Microsoft develop new and improved operating systems regularly, both to stay ahead of the competition and to improve the user experience. If you don’t adopt new systems when they come out, it won’t be long before your computer is very outdated. Change is inevitable, if you do not adapt to it, you’ll be left in the dust and struggling to reap the benefits that that change has to offer.