Technology and the Quality of Life

Tuttle, Marv
June 1996
Journal of Financial Planning;Jun96, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
This article discusses the impact of technological advancement on quality of life. It's hard to co-exist peacefully with this phenomenon called the technology explosion--the frenetic pace at which new products and updates come seems never to allow one to be at home with a favorite product. Before long, the threat of competition and obsolescence sets in and coerces people to keep in step with the times. Ten years ago, man was perfectly content with an electric typewriter equipped with the ability to backspace and fix errors. Today, the laptop computer is doing that automatically. With the advent of computer technology now one can download article files of a person hundreds of miles away and it arrives in a matter of minutes. One can fax statistical data to an advertising prospect who needs it for meeting in the next 15 minutes to make buying decision. Voice mail messages are other facilities which has shrunken the world. The quest to conquer the information superhighway is as inevitable as were the previous significant ages and revolutions in the history of the world.


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