Intellectual property, inventions, and related systems have upgraded people's lives from the beginning of time. Even way before the western civilization, primitive items such as fire, steel, and the wheel effected groups of people all over the world. Fire provided the energy, steel provided a means of foundation, and the wheel provided automobile, and trains ground transportation. Technology has upgraded life especially over the past two hundred years making the United States a major marketing center for the world. Thus as people found new and newer tools for living people, commerce changed making us a major financial engine for the everyone thus improving our lives one at a time nationally.
The invention of electricity by Benjamin Franklin harnessed by the Westinghouse, General Electric, and modern day Tesla corporations we have a transformation from electrical energy to electro-mechanical machinery transformations have made homes, business, and everywhere easier. From purchase of items, the financial community benefited from national marketing.
Now we live in a digital world with analog systems still at our primary existence and foundation. Automobiles, television-radio, computers, and social networks have been modified and still changing every day.
The people behind these computing machines of electronics hardware and software personalization, the industry manufacturers and service providers refine the process so consumers get great products. This takes TIME.
Thus the efficiency and usefulness is offset by TIME we spend to acquire these, overall it is worth the effort and cost. The end result are computing communications devices with sensors, voice, and cameras that capture and give is life and that is fantastic !
The funny part of all of this, the people who complain about having to learn, is that same people who demand and control people from their behavior can't stand giving patience to machines that in the long run will help them perform live better !
Basically if people are forced into using technology because from its practical need for creating transactions more and more people see a need to learn to use computers. Some people are foreced to learn, even if they do not want to. What has technology done for you? done to hurt your and the world ? has it helped to insure everyone has more privacy ? We hope and in turn humanity has benefitted from Technology.
James L. Avakian, Engineering Technology
Optical Automation, LLC