The Low-Tech (or No-Tech) Investigator
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future.
Not because I am going anywhere, but because technology is changing everything around us. It’s changed the way we shop (I am an online shopping addict), the way we consume information (e-books, blogs, podcasts, etc.) and the way that we make decisions (social media, online reviews) or find information (thanks, Google).
My children may never know what it’s like to drive a car. And they will wonder why we would ever carry around a giant laptop. And pretty soon, they will be reminiscing about carrying a bookbag to school.
Technology hasn’t just changed our daily life, it’s also drastically changed the investigative business.
While I would argue, that it has changed our business for the better, other investigators don’t seem to think that way.
I published an article in Pursuit Magazine which discusses how some investigators like to hang onto the past. Doing things the way they have “always been done.”
I am a sucker for nostalgia. But being successful as an investigator (or anything else for that matter) means is about getting ahead and staying ahead – and hanging on to the past doesn’t fit into that equation very well.