Pros And Cons Of Smart Technology

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With all of the new smart technology coming out over the years it is easy to get wrapped up in the new _____. Some find the technological advances intriguing while others see it as a waste of time. Once someone is used to using something for a while, they hate change. Change is typically easy for younger people to adapt to rather than an older generation. Recently, smart technology has really taken off. There are many pros and cons regarding smart technology but the opinion lies in the hands of the consumer. A common misconception is that smart technology is a huge gimmick. How is it possible for a small pod to suddenly save so much energy while still producing the same results? When new advancements are made in the world, being skeptical…show more content…
What works for one family might not work for the next. For example, A family with a new baby might not trust their app for a baby monitor as much a physical monitor to manage their child’s safety. Research also shows that certain technology can cause consumers to stress more than they would have if they did not have access to new technology. Prior to having access to new technology they trusted their monitor speakers and relied on the speakers in the monitors to determine whether or not their child was in danger. With all of the new technology out, parents are now stressing to over whether or not the turned the bassinet monitor on to ensure that their child is safe. These are all factors that contribute to smart homes and smart technology. Although a newborn is not directly benefiting from having a smart home, they are now consumers of the products due to their guardians. A smart home can be put together with a few hundred dollars. Everyone remembers the movies centered around robots and having them do all of their everyday chores but what was once a fantasy…show more content…
Although many older people are completely fine on their own, some children find comfort in knowing that they can see their parents and check on their homes when they are not able to be there physically. Having hands off technology is beneficial to both the elderly and their children who have taken on the responsibility of looking after their parents. For many older individuals, it is difficult for them to navigate all of the new technology that has come out in the past few years and it can take them a longer amount of time to find the call or text app on their phone. If there was an emergency in their homes they would benefit from having smart technology that alerts their caregiver if they were in danger that way the caregiver would be able to get them help faster than they would be able to themselves without physically being there with their parents. Of course the parents would be aware of the fact that there was smart technology in their homes however, they would not be responsible knowing how to work everything in their homes because their caregiver would be able to control everything from their personal phones. After the multiple tests were conducted, researchers found that many of the older individual felt safer knowing that they had smart technology available in their homes, “While the outcomes and
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