Tech of the future? Think simplicity

Technology is amazingly powerful today. Yet it’s often quite complicated. It’s often overwhelming for consumers and employees alike to master the powerful technology available to them. There is great news, though. The Christian Science Monitor recently predicted that technology is about to get easier.

Too much information?

As the Christian Science Monitor story says, you shouldn’t feel alone if you’re swamped with data. That’s simply because the digital universe is doubling approximately every two years. Based on the story, consumers today can browse more than 600 million websites. And Apple’s App Store today holds more than 1 million apps.

Simplicity rules

The nice thing is that the Monitor story also says that one of the big tech trends in 2014 is going to be simpler technology. This will be a benefit to both workers and consumers. The best tech in the world is useless if people can’t understand how to use it.

Apple, Google lead the way

This is a good idea because we already know that simple can pay off. Just look at Google and Apple. These two tech giants already boast some of the simplest yet powerful tech tools out there. Think of the elegant simplicity of Google search or the out-of-the-box computing power of the iPad. Let’s hope that Google and Apple can inspire other tech companies to move toward simplicity.

Posted on: 02.28.14