While I have never been very good with technology, I have seen it evolve so much in my lifetime.
When I was in high school, the computers we used were still the ones that relied on floppy disks and binary code.
My need for technology is matched by our intimidation of it. So, I sort of watch from the sidelines a lot when it comes to the latest tech trends. Now, we have tech in our pockets, in our offices, in our cars and in our homes. It’s just about everywhere. Just recently, my husband and I added some more tech with a smart Heating and A/C thermostat. Like most tech trends, I was slow to get on board. Many of our friends simply raved about the ease and savings that came with the smart thermostat. I had just figured out how to program the thermostat we had at the time, and I just did not see why this feature was such a big deal. However, with some prodding from my husband, I called the Heating and A/C people to come out and install the smart thermostat I had purchased online. The Heating and A/C tech was great. The upgrade went flawlessly and he stuck around to show me all the features of the smart thermostat. I was amazed by all the weird operations it could perform. However, the Heating and A/C tech suggested that I start with easy parameters in order for the smart thermostat to learn our patterns and behaviors. While this creeped me out a bit, I did exactly as the Heating and A/C tech suggested. Within weeks, I was amazed that I never had to do anything with the thermostat. It was doing it all by itself. Now all I do is enjoy the cool air and collect the utility savings.