Unexpectedly Intriguing!
October 7, 2010

Garth Sundem's Brain Candy Garth Sundem took on an interesting question in his latest book, Brain Candy:

At what age will technology overtake your ability to use it?

You may not have thought about it this way before, but your reluctance to hop on the latest technological trends may well have put you on the path toward becoming a technological dinosaur, doomed to have time and opportunities pass you by as those who embrace the newest and latest leave you behind on your evolutionary dead end.

Or in other words, when you will truly have become old.

The only question left then is how old will you be when that happens to you?

And our latest tool based on Garth's math will help you answer that question! Just enter the indicated data below, and be prepared to come to terms with the idea that you may not have all that much time left....

Your Age and Technology Use Data
Input Data Values
Your Current Age
On how many of the following services are you a registered user?
[Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Twitter, Blogger, Badoo, Bebo, Flickr, LinkedIn]
How many cell phones do you own?
In how many of the following dinosaur activities do you participate on a daily basis?
[read the newspaper,subscribe to a newspaper, use a pen/pencil, watch TV, listen to music that has ever been placed on any nondigital recordable media, recreate offline]
In how many programming languages could you design a widget of any sort?
How many of the following people have you heard of?
Linus Torvalds, Ray Ozzie, Kevin Mitnick, Jean Grey, Samwise Gamgee, Violet Blue]

Your Age at the Time You Will Become Technologically Obsolete
Calculated Results Values
Age of Your Personal Technological Obsolescence

And there you have it. Sorry for the bad news, but on the bright side, at least you progressed far enough to make it to this tool, if only to find out how old you'll be when you'll have truly become too old to use it!

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