TO UPGRADE OR NOT TO UPGRADE, THAT IS THE QUESTION
Seems like we can’t get enough for the next big craze in technology. Ahh, remember the days when we longed for the next update on tech a few years after you made your dream purchase? We somehow knew that we would have that new tech-toy for awhile before it was time to upgrade to a newer and better model; thus, enjoying our toys to the fullest.
RISE OF A NEW ERA:
Fast-forward to 2019, and you know how that goes. Long-gone are the days where we actually get excited for the next great thing coming out. Gone are the cute little faces of overzealous teens, fighting in lines to get that new “widget.” Heck, we hardly see people shopping at malls anymore because of the rapid advancement in technology. So, allow yourself a moment to ask the question: “DO I NEED to upgrade?” You see, let’s take the obvious subject of phones…
- Do you really need all that space?
- Do you really need all those apps?
- Is it going to make that big of a difference if you don’t have that new “green?”
- Do you actually need the next model, when the one you have looks almost the same, feels the same, does the same thing, sounds the same, makes calls the same, texts the same and isn’t that much slower? Oh, and by the way… a better camera won’t make a better photographer.
Well, do you?
Only you can answer that one. My own opinion is that we could wait two or three years with what we have and guess what… I think we’d survive! I know, right… crazy. Unfortunately, we live in times where it’s more important to have the latest gadgets, rather than exploit all that our current tech has to offer. Look at the iPhone and Android eco-systems for example: are they really that much different every year? Short answer is NO. But, it’s not about that is it? It’s much more than a technological need; it’s more a self-gratification, I just have-to-have feeling that we long for nowadays. Of course the same can be said for other peripherals as well, not just phones. I just picked on them, because well, why not!
So, the next time you feel the need to upgrade your stuff, take a step back and think, “Do I REALLY NEED to?” I think you’ll be surprised to find out, that you’ll probably do the complete opposite of what you answered.
In the meantime, happy upgrading…. or not.