Technology makes life easier. That’s undeniable. Yet it can also add to the stress and anxiety we face each day. Luckily for us, technology will be a little more consumer friendly in 2014. At least that is what the Christian Science Monitor newspaper forecasted in a recent story.
Too much information?
Currently, the amount of technology and data available to us is overwhelming. The Monitor story states that the digital universe is doubling in size about every two years. It also said that we have more than 600 million websites now populating cyberspace. And if that’s not overwhelming enough, Apple’s App store today has well over 1 million apps for consumers to download.
The power of simple
The good news is that the Monitor story also states that one of the big tech trends in 2014 should be simpler technology. This is a benefit to both workers and consumers. The most powerful tech in the world is worthless if people can’t figure out how to use it.
Google, Apple show the way
The Christian Science Monitor points to Apple and Google as the two companies who will spearhead the simplicity movement. These two tech giants presently value technology that is simple to use and simple to understand highly. Concurrently, the fastest-growing technology startups appear to feel the same way, according to the Monitor story. Look at how easy it is to share files with Dropbox. Think of how easy it is to book car rides via a service such as Uber. Expect more tech just like this in 2014.