Keeping up with Technology

Today, while I ate a quick lunch at McDonald’s, I overheard the conversation of four elderly women. It was quite interesting to hear them talk about cell phones and digital TV converter boxes. I have to say, these women sounded pretty with it, but based on a few pieces of their conversation I could tell that they were a little more than overwhelmed by the technology that had come into their lives in recent years. One woman demonstrated the phone book and camera in her cellular phone to her friends and they all sat there in awe admitting they didn’t know how to use those features on their phones.

That conversation lead me to wonder, when do you reach a point in your life when you can no longer keep up with the technological advances of the day? It probably depends upon the person, but is there a point in life where things like that just pass you by? I hope I don’t get there. In the phase of life I’m experiencing right now I make every effort to soak up anything and everything I can, but perhaps that will change with time. What do you think? Will technology pass you by? Or, has it already?

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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  1. I think I’ll hit a point where I’m satisfied with the things my gadgets can do and just stop keeping track. When I’m older there will be those stupid kids that know more than you and are annoying. I figure instead of being annoyed I’ll let them do the hard work of keeping up and just get the gist of things from them.I’m sure if I make it to my elder years we will have contacts that can display video so I can watch tv without anyone else seeing it. At that point I probably won’t want to go any further.


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