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Why Technology’s Early Adopters Are Opting Out

There was always a financial cost to early adoption. Today, there’s a potential privacy cost, too.

Jesse Weaver
Feb 11, 2019 · 8 min read
Photo: Andres Urena on Unsplash

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The cost of a new device is no longer just financial: it’s also deeply personal.

The diffusion of innovation

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Innovation adoption curve via Wikipedia

What it means to “just get it” in the 21st century

Today, each new device we purchase is a conscious decision to share an intimate piece of ourselves with a company whose goals may not align with our own.

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Jesse Weaver

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Director of Entrepreneurial Design @cmci_studio | Cofounder @boostdepartment and @binderful

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Jesse Weaver

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Director of Entrepreneurial Design @cmci_studio | Cofounder @boostdepartment and @binderful

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