Technology advancements intrude on placid environments. What you may find unsettling news is that these changes in environment have a Darwinian impact: you should adapt and improve, but if you don't some competitor will put you at a disadvantage by improving themselves. Worse still, they may get the opportunity to improve yours. Below are links to four advances that need to be assimilated:

Brute force computing
                  Mobile computing
                  Consumerization of IT
                  Sensory data capture