Been having a few tech issues and coming across some great new tech products and services and its made me wonder how you keep up in your own life with the changes in the technology we use. Whats your plan to evolve as we all get older?
Given my docs comments re genetics and parents ages, all things being equal I am expected to be around for a great many more years.
My Dad (94) has adapted pretty well to continously upgrading and learning new tech. But its been a ever increasing struggle for him and he has been reliant on others often in my view with less knowledge than a pinhead, specifically when it comes to security for assistance. The continously upgrading cycle is also cash hungry and where most of my tools would last me to my end, the upgrade cycle is forced upon one if only for reasons of security.
I have been having issues with my local network given all the "computer activity" in our house. Caused me to dig into some of it myself luckily being a lifelong techie i find it easier to follow and understand but no less daunting when it comes to the security side.
Whats you plan to cope with the above?
Have you stopped to consider how much more reliant you have become on the tech devices around you to engage in contact with your family.
As the next gen is being launched into life they are doing so with a keyboard stuck to their hands. My MIL at 78 is managing at the moment to keep contact with grandchildren around the world through facebook and text but voice communication is unfortunately becoming rare.
She has also become reliant now on hand me down computers from her kids as upgrading is unaffordable and unsustainable.
I see this aspect potentially creating even further isolation for older people as time goes on and the budgetary constraints of upgrade make it even a bigger issue.
Anyone got any ideas, strategies for coping with this issue now or in the future as we all age?