Wandering technology wants and needs…

There are some nagging technology posts that I haven’t made over the last few days. I have been stuck in camera land. Partially it is because I don’t have time to set up a couple of things the rest of the way, partly because spring is the busy season in my job. Every season is the busy season, but right now this is the business of the busy seasons. I no longer talk about technology items before they are shipping. But, there is also the time required to set things up.

I am lagging on setup time right now.

The way I look at technology is need vs. want. I look at many things as wants and I understand that. Right now there are several technologies that live in the want someday category. I am not recommending them, nor am I considering them right now. It comes back to thoughts I’ve had over the years of what will be big next. For a long time, I thought more people would have 3d printers in their homes.

I realize now that in fact, most people won’t ever have a 3d printer.

That said I realized some other IoT devices might become more relevant. Home weather stations that are easy to setup and use are something I think will take off. The reason for that is the reality of variability in weather. Knowing how bad the wind is blowing, makes heading outdoors a little safer. Or, knowing exactly what the exact weather is in your area I think is critical information. In the end, it is how you define the words want and need. That determines going forward what you need to do!

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.


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