Have We Made High Tech An Enemy?

by Ken Vincent, Featured Contributor

I AM BEGINNING to wonder if this high tech revolution isn’t beginning to take on some of the aspects of the infamous French Revolution.

We are plunging into high tech at such a frantic pace that new innovations and inventions are starting to look like their own worst enemies.

Question2Electronic devices, apps, and soft ware programs are rolling out at such a rate that they are often obsolete before they can become stable in the market place.

Forget what is happening in the cell phone/computer/I pad/smart phone arenas. Products that are outdated before most users can figure out how they work. Look at what is happening to a staple in our lives, automobiles. We have added new technology before it can be made reliable. I see where there is another recall of 1.67 million cars due to defects, this one by Toyota. I’ve lost count on how many millions of cars, many luxury or near luxury brands that have been recalled in the last few years. Almost all of them because of some technology flaw or failing, costing money and in some cases injury and even death.

Forget the lack of personal interface, the loss of manners, and the ability to communicate rationally. Forget the loss of mathematics skills or the lack of privacy issues. Lets just continue to guillotine common sense and press on with a higher tech of high tech.


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Ken Vincenthttp://sbpra.com/KennethVincent/
KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.
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Iain

46? ……. I’m avoiding the hotel business!!!

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