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RE: People Still Do Not See How Cryptocurrency Is The Answer

in LeoFinance7 months ago

In the early history of computers, many people distrusted this new technology because they viewed computers as the tools of the oppressor (giant corporations like IBM and vaguely menacing government agencies like FBI). Once the personal computer came into existence, and access to computer power was decentralized (democratized), then things changed. Perhaps it's the same with blockchain and cryptocurrency. These two words are actually kind of cryptic sounding and somewhat creepy. It doesn't help that they are also difficult to explain in non-technical terms. They sound like something cooked up by shadowy figures in an underground bunker. Once people realize all the personalized (and decentralized) options available in the crypto-sphere, then they'll be more likely to adopt the technology. In other words, the idea and practice of blockchain technology needs to be made more user friendly.

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You are right. We see this happen over and over. People resist technology to start but, after improvements, and perhaps psychological changes, they embrace it.

I think this is more common among the younger generation who grew up with change being a constant. It is the older generations who are averse to it and resist.

Of course, each day, the older people are dying off and the younger ones are accounting for a greater percentage of humanity.

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It was a two edged sword though. Yes, in some ways computers did provide a level of freedom that people never imagined. However, computers have also provided organizations, such as the FBI you mentioned, powers of surveillance that Stalin would have drooled over.

Yes, this is true. We're now in more danger from computers than ever before. But I think in terms of adoption of computational devices by the general population, the personal computer (Apple) made it easier for people to grasp the concept that the computer can be a personal household appliance instead of an impersonal mainframe in some building.

It was a two edged sword though. Yes, in some ways computers did provide a level of freedom that people never imagined. However, computers have also provided organizations, such as the FBI you mentioned, powers of surveillance that Stalin would have drooled over.