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The microchip is only a 30-year-old technology, yet today chip doubles in capacity every 18 months (at same or lower price level). When Henry Ford developed automobile engine US population went from horse and buggy to 90% of households having a car in only 30 short years.
No, I don’t have to be on net. However, if I don’t get there soon I will probably be only “caveman” left who is not working from home, buying from home, being educated in my home, communicating electronically all over globe, and living “web-lifestyle.”
My wife’s aunt at 92 asked me if she “could mange rest of her days without a computer.” I assured her she would be fine. What I did not know then is fact that next week she will celebrate her 99th birthday and continue to be mentally alert, inquisitive, yet not able to walk. Maybe I did her a dis-favor by seeing only present, and not focusing on future and what could have been … had I had some vision and foresight.
In summary, “webolution” is here to stay, to increase in speed, and to invade our lives. Are we going to have an open mind, and an inquisitive mind.
Dr. Hagsten is an international management consultant, who specializes in people motivation, technology adaptation, public speaking, and writing. He lives in the Kansas City area of USA and has travelled to 31 countries.