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Don't get left behind by new technology

'Surviving Technology: What you need to know! by Chris Stakutis, co-author of 'Inescapable Data', is an astonishing book written specifically to help 'normal' working people with families learn about what is happening today in the fast-paced world of 'new technology' which is affecting daily life almost everywhere – in Asia too.

Surviving Technology by Chris StakutisCan anyone really escape technology? Not if they live in the USA, Europe or Asia. Even in a developing but relative backwater like the Lao PDR, there are ATMs, mobile phones, VCD/DVD, cable TV and broadband internet. It's possible to survive without them, of course, but not if you want to keep up with your peers or stay connected to the rest of the world, which most of us do. In towns and cities in Southeast Asia it's the locals more than the ex-pat residents. Internet and video games shops are everywhere. Few urban teenagers and a reducing number of adults are without a mobile phone/camera.  Calls and messages are answered immediately, whatever the time or circumstance. Parents with extremely limited resources or income somehow find or borrow the money to buy phones for their children and themselves. New technology and its effects have pervaded and now blend with traditional life relentlessly, even in the tropics.

However, if you already feel much of this technology is beyond you, how can you ever catch up? By reading "Surviving Technology", which reveals the advances and importance of technology not only to 'early retirees', but how it's affecting children and the 'new-age' workforce. It illustrates what the 'older generation' needs to know, in order to capitalize – or merely survive.

This concise guide (around 100 pages) is complete with everything you need to know about 'wireless-everywhere', mobile phones and the importance of text-messaging, techno-centered sports and diversions, and many innovations that either distract, entertain or help you, your family, friends and employees in the today's world. The youngsters catch on fast because of their friends. It's important that you are not left behind scratching your head or increasingly embarrassed by your ignorance!

Did you know that 'chatting' doesn't actually mean 'talking' any more, or why emails are better and more efficient than leaving voice messages? Instant messaging? The new 'phone etiquette'? How to manage personal and business tasks simultaneously and have more time to relax or spend with your family? What you should consider when buying a digital camera or mobile phone, home security systems, new generation TV's and recorders, video games machines vs. a full computer – desktop or notebook. And much more...

Get this book today and bring yourself up to date quickly and easily. In a few hours you can be surprising not only yourself, but your children and older friends or work colleagues, some of whom are in a similar position to you right now!

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To give you an idea of Chris's easy to read style, here is
Chapter 1 of "Surviving Technology: What you need to know!" 

Introduction – Are you prepared?

You see it everywhere you look – teenagers feverishly "texting" each other on cell phones that are also Internet chat devices, music players and cameras; video cameras tracking our buying patterns while we’re in stores, and even chips now being implanted in our loved ones. We are now "wired" into life far deeper than we would have expected and we're amazed (if not frightened) at how much more wired some people around us have become. Our children seem to master this new world with ease. Our peers at work exploit technology to compete against us and save their jobs from the outsourcing tiger. Employers are watching people move to jobs where more technology gives them freedoms and flexibilities they themselves don’t yet trust. Things are changing and at the heart of it all is wireless networks and data everywhere. Data everywhere.

Just a short year or two earlier, everyone we knew actually got in their cars in the morning and drove to work whereas today it seems no one goes into the office. A couple of years ago, if you wanted to reach your kid, you had to find them first, physically, whereas today you must have a cell connection or risk undesirable consequences. A couple of years ago, you had anonymity in the supermarket whereas today you and everything you buy is watched frighteningly closely. Last year, it was "ok" not to respond to an email for up to a day; today, you have minutes to respond or you lose the deal or the opportunity to text “No!” to your child.

Do you remember going to sporting events? When people mostly watched the game? Tomorrow, most everyone will bring their wireless PDA or laptop because they expect a sensational amount of interactive control over replays, statistics, and fantasy standings. Do you know how many people (kids) are playing MMORGs or is that acronym foreign to you? Are you one of the last houses on the street that doesn’t know you can hit “Pause” on the live nightly newscast (perhaps to tend to cooking emergency) and can continue it later? Do your tennis racquets and sneakers have embedded chips that give you data to improve your game?

Basically, are you "connected" enough to the New Communication and Data World to properly parent your child, correctly manage your employees, and powerfully compete against your work peers?

Unlike waiting a few extra years to get all-wheel-drive in your next car, or a couple of extra years before you splurged for HDTV, or even high speed home Internet, this new sweeping set of technological changes could rapidly divide our society. Cost and access are not issues (unlike other technological waves). Willingness is. And if you’re not on the right side of the divide, you stand a huge chance of loosing your job to your peer who is aggressively staving-off off-shoring, or losing the critical connection to your exploratory teenager, or losing your key employees that have seen the new-world flexibility offered by competing firms.

Embracing the new level of massive connectivity is difficult for most of us. The first step is to at least understand it.Surviving Technology

Read the rest of Chris Stakutis's fascinating insight into today's and tomorrow's new technology. His professional credentials are impeccable. He 'lives and breathes' his subject with 'insider knowledge' and a passion – at work and at play!



“Incredibly important book for our times and the easiest-read I’ve had in many years!”    – E. Hammel, Boston, MA

“The single-most important tool for me to understand how my kids are living and what I need to do.”   – J. Quincy, Chicago, IL

“Invaluable information for all modern managers!” – H.K. Weng, San Francisco, CA

Get a copy of Surviving Technology: What you need to know! and bring yourself up to date quickly and easily. Only $18.95, you can pay securely by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer, and you can be reading it within minutes. You do know what 'download' means, don't you?! Just follow the easy instructions, and then see and buy some new technology equipment too!

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