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Baby Boomers Embracing Technology




‘Baby Boomers’, ‘Boomies’ or ‘The Bulge’, this generation is accepting the fact that our society is now primarily technology based. Many of them are trying out social networking sites and tech gadgets like the iPhone for the first time and find them a bit daunting. However, they are learning and are getting the hang of things. My father for example, is a person who could not be bothered with computers or tech gadgets; instead he enjoys the simple pleasures of life. Baby Boomers want technology that reflect their values and help them express those values with greater purpose, meaning an impact. In addition, my father sees technology not as a necessity in life but as a gift. While he may not be impressed by every new gadget that comes along, he appreciates the advancement and innovation of modern technology. On the other hand, technology has enhanced my mum’s lifestyle and values. She is quite comfortable making use of each new technological advance. She carries around a Smartphone, stays in touch with friends plus family via social networking sites and gets the latest news via social media sites. My mum is an example of a growing number of Baby Boomers embracing technology. Now days, many of these individuals are willing and open to trying all these new tech ‘toys’ when they fully understand how they will improve their lives. 

As Baby Boomers are slowly retiring, technology can aid them in several ways from looking for new careers perhaps, romance or friendship, or to stay connected with people they love. Boomers can use the available technology to help them get things done, relax and enjoy their lives to the fullest. As a result, this generation is having a tremendous influence on emerging technologies. For instance, I find the iPad a great tool not only for Baby Boomers but for the older crowd as well. It is a simple, intuitive interface and has large icons. This product is suitable and customizable for any age group. 

Hence, technology will always be changing and we must know how to adapt to them for growth as tools now days are available for us to make our lives easier. Knowledge is power and today that knowledge comes from knowing how to use all these fancy tech toys’ in order to be successful weather you are a Baby Boomer or not. Ultimately, Boomers have influenced which companies succeed through the use and development of new technology.

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Rosalyn Gambhir
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