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Ory Purhonen

Director, Webics

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Is technology progressing to quickly?

I keep hearing it every day. Technology is progressing faster than the user can keep up. What are your thoughts?


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  • Sep 14 2012: One part of the progression of technology is making the use of technology more natural to a user, perhaps even to the extent of becoming invisible to them.

    If we are talking about the short-term progression of technology, yes, at some time, it appears to be. New gadgets and such are coming out into the market weekly, or even daily. But if we look at the more long-term advancements, what we see are natural user interfaces, and making technology embedded into the world around us, to the extent they become invisible to us.

    I believe technology will evolve to the point a user will always be able to keep up, because the technology itself is made sufficiently simple and invisible.

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