What is technology?
Sometimes abbreviated as tech, technology is knowledge or a set of tools that helps make things easier or resolve problems.
The pen is one of the first technologies that made it easier for humans to record and reference their previous thoughts and actions. That technology was later improved upon with the development of the printing press. This device made it easier to mass-produce the written word, allowing broader access to information.
Why should I use the latest tech?
As an individual, you want to utilize the latest technology. Because it allows you to use new products and services that older techs do not support. For example, if you had a computer that was 20 years old. It would not be able to run the latest operating system, software, or games. Most companies also stop supporting older products in favor of newer products. Which may leave you more vulnerable to attacks or unable to find fixes to problems
As a company, you want your organization to be running the latest technologies. Because it can provide a competitive advantage. Newer technologies allow your employees, and the overall company, to operate more efficiently and save resources. For example, a company using computers would be much better off than a company only using typewriters.
Why wouldn’t you want to use the latest technology?
Always trying to have the latest tech can be expensive, especially for any technology with a short life cycle. For example, always trying to have the latest smartphone is very expensive and impossible for most people.
Also, with some technologies, when moving or upgrading from older technology, it can be difficult, time-consuming, and could introduce new problems. For example, upgrading an older computer’s operating system to a new operating system may cause new problems and require you to relearn a new operating system.