John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)

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Dave Halpern
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In a hundred years they'll wonder how we survived back in the primitive environment of 2018

Feb 25, 2018 12:57 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Do you mean that tipping point from which everything degenerates? Where people are just so tired of the complications and BS that go with technology that they opt for simpler ways? I'm seeing that.

Feb 25, 2018 11:28 AM
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I just turned 39 and I have a Master's in Computer Science.  I love tech, but I've always been more of a "business is about people and relationships, not just numbers on a screen" person because I've been around this business since before fax machines.

 

Personally, I love and can't live without some of the improvements tech has given us, but others I can do without.  Video, VR, social media... no thanks.  I've stopped using all social networks for personal use and am even cutting way back on the business use.

 

Gaming is WAY better with tech as are movies.  I've seen barely any movies in the theater and I'm pretty sure I invented the "Theater, Redbox, Netflix" rating system for movie desirability.

 

I can see some in society taking steps away from technology, especially those of us who are more privacy focused, but I think tech will continue to evolve and improve our lives.  Personally, I'm waiting for the pill you take to grow a new kidney/liver/etc. that they had on Star Trek 4... or faster than light space travel.  I think when that happens we'll either continue our waring nation/state mentality in the stars, or we'll meet some more advanced civilizations and have more of a "Star Trekian" coiming together moment.

Feb 25, 2018 06:31 PM
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John,

I am certain that there is more to come.  I think we may have reached as humans not working in tech a saturation point.  I can assure you that when we design a website for our clients, they are easy to work with for anyone.  That is our first priority.  We believe that what is important is relationships, and not Googlish Gobblediigook.  A

Feb 25, 2018 11:27 AM
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Allie Angeloni
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I do not think we've come close to reaching the pinnacle of technology, though totally appreciate your comments John Meussner.  I can certainly share my annoyance and frustrations over passwords, glitches, updates, etc.  While at times it really is 'more trouble than it's worth', I view it as a necessary evil.  Not being a patient soul, I probably experience more than most . . .  HA! 

Feb 25, 2018 09:17 PM
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Oh gosh no! We've just chipped away the tip of the iceberg!

Feb 25, 2018 08:40 PM
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Yea, just like they were going to drop the patient office in the 1899 because everything was invented that could be invented.  Charles H. Duell was the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. Mr. Deull's most famous attributed utterance is that "everything that can be invented has been invented." 

Feb 25, 2018 04:30 PM
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Lyn Sims
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Nope but I do believe that security has taken a forward step. As long as people have their passwords as 1,2,3,4 there is going to be problems.

I think that soon we are going to boom with self driving cars, electric running everything.

Feb 25, 2018 01:36 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
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Are you serious? We are just at the tip of the iceberb. There will be SO much more!

Feb 25, 2018 01:29 PM
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Nina Hollander
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Well, I always say about technology that you can't live with it and you can't live without it. It's a conundrum for sure!

Feb 25, 2018 02:32 PM
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No, we are just at the beginning of learning to use technology. As time goes on, we will find better ways to use the science that we have created.

I think the frustration that you are experiencing comes from developers creating solutions that are looking for a problem. The kinks eventually get worked out.

But the world is ever changing. Some people just refuse to leave their comfort zones. Just think, in the 70's we were faxing every document and we thought it was great. You wouldn't want to do that today, at least I wouldn't.

Feb 25, 2018 01:11 PM
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     If  Google, Microsoft, etc. would keep their filthy hands off of our cell phones and computers with their endless updates, tracking, and unsolicited marketing, it would help.

     But there's always the NSA and the Illuminati, so it won't get any better.

Feb 25, 2018 12:53 PM
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Not by any means...

Feb 25, 2018 12:33 PM
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More to come yet it is growing more complicated than it needs to be. 

Feb 25, 2018 12:21 PM
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No, we have just begun the journey...

Feb 25, 2018 11:47 AM
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Bob Crane
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I am sure that where we are at now will look prettty basic in a few years as the tech potential continues to explode with things we can barely imagine now.

Feb 25, 2018 07:48 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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John Meussner - there is no end to it...

Feb 25, 2018 07:09 PM
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John Juarez
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Supposedly, a U. S. Patent Office ranking poohbah said many years ago: “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” While that may not be an accurate quote, it gives me the slack to say: Don’t get you panties in a bunch because there is so much more to come in the tech world.

Feb 25, 2018 06:18 PM
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John Meussner I think, this is the beginning and we are in learning stage.

Feb 25, 2018 05:55 PM
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Steve Higgins
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I don't think we have hit the pinnacle of technology yet, far more to come. I have to agree with you in some cases it is more trouble than it's worth.

Feb 25, 2018 05:34 PM
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There's alot ahead with AI, I think. But sometimes tech CAN be a nuisance. And it's certainl changed the way we communicate, and interpersonal interactions.

Feb 25, 2018 03:14 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Nope.

Feb 25, 2018 12:54 PM
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Dario Ferreira
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No, the way the new generations are so reliant on tech, we are moving towards a sci-fi future very fast.

About websites being more complicated, well, that's the fault of the developers, not the tech.

Feb 25, 2018 12:11 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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there's always good value on ActiveRain.... until it falls on it's a$$, I'll continue with it....  

Feb 25, 2018 11:36 AM
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Hardly and it would be foolish to think we have.

Feb 26, 2018 05:46 AM
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Absolutely not!

Today the frontier of technology is in biology (CRISPR) and AI.(powered by blockchain) 

We are in the midst of punctuated equilibrium and the outcome will not be know until it is in the rear view mirror.

A word of  caution to those with the intent to bury their head in the sand.

Either learn how to command technology to accomplish your goals or be prepared to take your instructions from a computer.

Feb 26, 2018 05:16 AM
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Greg Large
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seems the brand new phone you bought yesterday is outdated tomorrow, I definitely think the answer is "no".

Feb 26, 2018 04:59 AM
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I think technology will continue to change how we do things and will actually be MORE a part of all we do. Hopefully part of the changes will be to make it easier to use!

 

Feb 26, 2018 03:39 AM
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Lynnea Miller
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We will reach the pinnacle of technology when people die off!

Feb 25, 2018 09:28 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Certainly not.  We have not seen anything yet. It's just the beginning.

But I hear what you are saying. There is technology out there that are only 'shiny objects' that add absolutely no value or the cost/benefit just isn't there.

Choose wisely the right technology tools.

Feb 25, 2018 09:22 PM
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I wish...but I doubt it!

Feb 25, 2018 06:44 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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No, I expect things will continue to progress...and we will still have hiccups and bad people doing bad things and security to overcome.  Constant battle. 

 

Also, I recently heard a speech from cyber security expert saying that soon no passwords will be needed.  Our devices will be able to recognize us.  Makes it easier and more secure.  He said 2 years.  I think it's much further away.

Feb 25, 2018 05:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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It is very bothersome but as I see it, it will get simpler and easier to use as more and more improvements are made and discovered.

Feb 25, 2018 04:56 PM
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We are heading toward unimaginable ease of use. Think: all in one concepts

Feb 25, 2018 03:42 PM
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Wayne Martin
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More to come for sure. Hopefully with less glitches.

Feb 25, 2018 12:04 PM
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Not at all! 

Feb 26, 2018 11:06 PM
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Not even close to the pinnacle

Feb 26, 2018 08:26 AM
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John Meussner When I first got into real estate there was this new technology that would revolutionize real estate. Electronic Realty Associates was the first to come with this new technology called the fax machine.

When I first got out of the military I went to work for a company that had a contract with NASA. They had CDC 6400 Large Scale computers that filled up a room with the processor, tape drives and hard disks in cabinets you could walk into. These computers were the forerunner to the supercomputers. Today your SmartPhone has more memory and processing power.

No, we haven't reached the pinnacle of technology. You're referring to procedures to keep the sites and users safe. It's the hackers who are doing this not technolgy.

Feb 26, 2018 07:54 AM
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Pick the plaforms that are worth the ROI. The tending the technology if you do it right and learn to love it gets results. Because like those who don't blog, use video, etc just help drive business to those who do and get the exposure. Think customer. The days of planting a sign and hoping something happens pretty much on the local level is dinosaur real estate. Caveman Realty.

Feb 26, 2018 06:42 AM
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Not even close.

Feb 26, 2018 06:26 AM
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only as we  currently know it 

Feb 26, 2018 05:53 AM
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No, as we will have mental telepathy next!

Feb 26, 2018 05:52 AM
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Dave Halpern nailed this one!

Feb 26, 2018 05:42 AM
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Jordan Ayan
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There is lots more on the horizon - I don't think there is such a thing as a pinnacle of technology in general - I view tech as coming more in waves.  We do reach the crest, but there is always another wave coming.  I find it exciting to see what is coming with the next wave (AI, Big Data, Proactive technologies, Healthtech and much more).

Feb 26, 2018 05:19 AM
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I agree. 

Feb 26, 2018 04:04 AM
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Dave Halpern nailed it.

Feb 25, 2018 08:36 PM
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In mid 1980s I had 7 different system administrator logins and owned 2 physical Mainframes with multiple operating systems. Every 30 days I had to change passwords on all. Every Monday morning I had to boot these systems often stop running over the weekend. Each system filled a room. I often could not bring the systems up because system administrator PW expired or lost.  

Feb 25, 2018 07:13 PM
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Maybe, and get hacked every day!  

Feb 28, 2018 09:07 AM