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    if you think about it, much of the technology that is around today has been around for longer than we (the younger generation) have and the Internet was only created quite recently. Yet many adults struggle to use phone/computers (even the old simple nokia brick phones for example). I know that some people say that our generation have grown up with technology around us, but it's not as if we've had access to a computer since we were a baby (although this is becoming increasingly common)? Why is there such a difference between the way adults handle new technology and the way we do when adults are older and should have more experience with these things?

    I'd say it's how it is experienced in education. We've grown up using computers in primary school as part of our curriculum, so it's became a natural part of our learning process. The older generations haven't had this opportunity.

    Also, learning technology at a young age helps us to feel at ease using it.

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    Was having this discussion discussion not so long ago. Both tech lovers to include formal education in it but 20+ years - closer to 30 - age gap.

    I made the point that the younger generation will keep up with the technology of tomorrow because it's such an important part of our lives in the way it was not for previous generations or at the very least the tech geeks amongst us will keep afloat.

    They made the point (actually using an example of an old IT teacher still in contact with and having to help out nowadays - come to think of it I have similar example) that this will not be the case.

    Moore's Law fascinating but can't help but feel as for what good we can do with technology we have kind of peaked especially given reliance on fossil fuels.

    In my experience older people are more "scared" of breaking it compared to younger people
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