Technology may be increasing efficiency but Canadians have trouble integrating it into their lives, according to a survey of 1,500 Canadians conducted by Leger Marketing on behalf of Computing Canada.
Leger Marketing associate vice-president Scott Cho, says: “I think sometimes we forget it does break down day-to-day life. It’s important that we embrace technology and advancement but we need to be somewhat be careful about not losing sight of what’s important in terms of family and life outside of technology.”
Technology adoption rates are a classic example of a double-edged sword, adds Ron Baecker, a professor at University of Toronto. “The plus side, in my view, is that it’s given people far more flexibility in working where they want when they want – at home, the cottage, on an airplane, etc. The minus side is exactly the same thing – it gets harder to escape work and really get away,” he says.

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