What We Got Wrong About Tech

In this blog, we take a look at how our preconceived notions about tech can often be wrong.

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The early days

We all look back at the early days of the internet and laugh. Remember when you used to have to dial up just to check your email? And how fast we thought that was! We’ve come a long way since then, but there are still a few things we got wrong about tech back in those early days.

The personal computer

The personal computer was invented in the early 1970s, and it was a game-changer for the tech industry It allowed people to do things that had previously been impossible, and it quickly became one of the most popular devices on the market. However, there were some drawbacks to the early days of the personal computer. Here are a few things that we got wrong about this revolutionary piece of technology.

1. We thought they would be expensive.

The first personal computers were quite expensive, and most people thought that they would always be too expensive for the average person to own one. However, prices quickly fell as technology improved, and today you can find a decent computer for less than $500.

2. We thought they would be hard to use.

The early days of personal computing were plagued by a steep learning curve. Most people had never used a computer before, and they found the interface to be confusing and difficult to use. However, things have improved a lot since then, and today’s computers are much easier to use than their predecessors.

3. We thought they would be used primarily for work.

When personal computers first came out, they were primarily seen as devices for work. However, it didn’t take long for people to realize that they could also be used for leisure activities such as playing games or surfing the web. Today, personal computers are used for both work and play.

The internet

When the internet first came onto the scene in the early 1990s, it was heralded as a revolutionary tool that would change the way we live, work and play. We were told that it would make us more productive, more connected and more informed. And for a while, it did just that. But as the years went by, something happened. The internet started to change us.

It changed the way we think, the way we process information and the way we interact with others. It’s also had a major impact on our attention spans, our patience levels and our capacity for deep thought. In short, it has made us less human.

Of course, there are many good things about the internet too. It has made access to information and communication easier than ever before. But there is no denying that it has also had a negative impact on our lives in some very real ways.

The mobile revolution

We’ve been tracking the progress of the mobile revolution for a while now, and there’s no doubt that it’s been one of the most game-changing technological movements of our time. But as we’ve watched this revolution unfold, there are a few things we got wrong about it.

The smartphone

Though it may feel like the smartphone has been around forever, it’s actually a relatively new invention. The first smartphone was released in 1992, and it wasn’t until 2007 that the iPhone was introduced, followed by the Android in 2008. In the span of just a few years, these devices have completely transformed the way we live, work, and communicate with one another.

For many of us, our smartphones are indispensable tools that help us stay connected to our loved ones, get work done on the go, and stay entertained during long commutes or down moments throughout the day. But as useful as they are, there’s no denying that smartphones can also be a huge distraction, preventing us from being present in the moment or getting much-needed rest.

It’s clear that the mobile revolution has had a profound impact on our lives, but it’s still too early to tell what the long-term consequences of this will be. One thing is certain: we’ve never been more connected – or more disconnected – than we are right now.

The app economy

The app economy is one of the most talked-about topics in tech today. And for good reason: it’s responsible for creating billions of dollars in value and millions of jobs.

But what is the app economy? And how did it come to be?

In this article, we’ll take a look at the history of the app economy and how it’s transformed the way we live and work.

The term “app economy” was first coined by Apple in 2008, when they launched the App Store for the iPhone. The App Store was a game-changer for the mobile industry, making it easy for developers to create and sell apps to consumers.

Since then, the app economy has grown exponentially. In 2016, global spending on apps is expected to reach $100 billion. And by 2020, that number is expected to balloon to $189 billion.

The app economy has also had a profound impact on employment. In 2015, there were 1.4 million app-related jobs in the united states alone. And by 2020, that number is expected to grow to 2.4 million jobs.

The app economy has been a major boon for the tech industry But it’s also had some unintended consequences. One of those consequences is the rise of “tech addiction.” Another is the growing inequality between those who have access to technology and those who don’t.

As we continue to reap the benefits of the app economy, it’s important that we also address these challenges head-on. Otherwise, we risk exacerbating existing social problems and creating new ones

The social media era

Jaron Lanier’s new book, “Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality,” offers a searing critique of the digitized world we now inhabit.


Facebook is one of the most popular social networking platforms on the internet. Founded in 2004, Facebook has over 2 billion monthly active users. While Facebook is often hailed as a tool that connects people, it has also been criticized for its negative impact on mental health, spread of fake news, and its role in the 2016 US presidential election.


Twitter is a microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled to 280 for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service (SMS) or its mobile-device application software (“app”). Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in July of that year. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day,[15] and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day. As of 2016[update], Twitter had more than 319 million monthly active users. By late 2017[update], the company had 248 million MAUs.

The future of tech

we thought the future would be all about flying cars and artificial intelligence. But the truth is, the future of tech is more about augmenting our everyday lives with digital tools and services. In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways that technology is changing our world.

Augmented reality

When it comes to augmented reality, or AR, we’ve been here before. In the late 1990s, there was a lot of hype around a technology called virtual reality, or VR. But VR failed to live up to its promise, in part because the hardware wasn’t ready. The same is true of AR. The hardware isn’t quite there yet, but that’s beginning to change.

In the past few years, there have been major advances in both AR hardware and software. AR hardware is becoming more compact, more powerful and more affordable. And AR software is becoming more sophisticated, with better tools for creating and delivering AR experiences.

These advances are starting to bring AR closer to the mainstream. In 2018, we saw a number of companies launch AR products and services aimed at consumers and businesses. And we’re likely to see even more in 2019.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that AR is still in its early days. There are still many challenges to be overcome before it becomes a truly mainstream technology. But if history is any guide, those challenges will eventually be met, and AR will become an everyday part of our lives.

Virtual reality

In the 1950s, people were convinced that by the year 2000 we would all be travelling in flying cars and living in floating cities. While we may not have quite reached those heights, technology has changed a great deal in the last few decades, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Every year brings new gadgets and gizmos, and each one seems more incredible than the last. So what does the future hold for technology? Here are a few predictions from experts in the field.

One area that is predicted to grow significantly in the next few years is virtual reality. This technology has been around for a while but it is only recently that it has started to become more affordable and accessible. Additionally, as processors become more powerful, virtual reality will become more realistic and immersive. This could have a huge impact on many industries, from gaming to healthcare. For example, VR could be used to train surgeons or help patients with phobias confront their fears in a safe environment.

Another area oftech that is predicted to grow is artificial intelligence. AI is already being used in many different ways, from personal assistants such as Siri to self-driving cars. However, as AI becomes more advanced, it will be able to do even more complex tasks such as making financial decisions or diagnosing diseases. This could have huge implications for society; some people believe that AI will eventually surpass human intelligence altogether.

The way we interact with technology is also changing. In the past, most people interacted with technology via keyboard and mouse but now there are new ways to control devices such as voice control and gesture control. This trend is only likely to continue as companies develop new ways to make their products more user-friendly.

So what does all this mean for the future? It seems clear that technology is going to continue to advance at an astonishing rate and it will start to have an increasingly large impact on our lives. We can only wait to see what amazing things will be invented next!

The internet of things

The internet of things, often abbreviated as IoT, refers to the growing trend of connecting physical objects and devices to the internet. This includes everything from wearable devices and thermostats to cars and appliances. By 2020, it is estimated that there will be over 26 billion connected devices worldwide.

IoT has the potential to transform the way we live, work, and play. For example, imagine being able to track your fitness data in real-time, or getting a notification on your phone when your kids arrive home from school. But as with any new technology, there are also some potential risks and challenges associated with IoT.

For one, IoT devices are often highly personal in nature and collect a lot of sensitive data about their users. This raises serious concerns about privacy and security. Additionally, because IoT devices are often interconnected, a failure in one device can potentially cascade to other connected devices. Finally, as more and more “things” get connected to the internet, the risk of cyber attacks increases exponentially.

Despite these challenges, the potential benefits of IoT are too great to ignore. With proper planning and execution, IoT has the potential to change our world for the better in ways we can’t even imagine.

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