The high-tech world of personal technology is causing a bit of my problem for many humans. Some of the new technology is so feature-rich that it is causing feature fatigue. Too many choices in your personal technology toys seems to be counterintuitive to how the human mind works, even though the human mind itself can work in many different ways.
The human mind defaults to what it is use to through its experience in thinking and people who have cell phones with many features learn a few of them and use them to their best advantage and often never use the other features. Very few people use all the features; about 1%. Feature fatigue is real and it seems to cause a little bit of stress in a human operator who realizes they cannot use all the features.
Does this make humans feel stupid? Some technology experts say; humans are stupid. This may or may not be so although we do know that the time is rapidly approaching when artificial intelligent computers will easily surpassed human intelligence. Will humans be able to cope with this and work with the machines to better themselves or will it cause even more feature fatigue; making people think just to keep up?
Will this spur on a new evolutionary cycle in the brain? Will humans rise to this occasion or will they be trapped in a continuous feature fatigue frenzy. When did all this start? It started when someone did a study that said that only 10% of the people knew how to program all the features on their VCR and it has been getting worse ever sense.
Still, many personal tech toy gadget lovers like all the features and demand more. Your other option is to turn it all off of course. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.