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Last month I wrote about the power outage in the valley in Montana while we were at our cabin, and the importance of having reliable energy sources. One thing that stood out in addition to that was the technology we use to make our lives more and more convenient. 


Like I mentioned, I knew what do when the power went out and found I didn’t need technology to pass the time. I was alone with my thoughts and as I walked around our little cabin, I began to wonder ‘Just how much technology is too much’ technology?

With the implementation of new advances such as AI, the need for Wi-Fi and blue tooth to run consumer products, right down to the convenience of ordering almost everything online, I can’t help but wonder Is there potential for a technology catastrophe?  Is it growing too quickly and is there a breaking point’?

Why was I wondering?  A key reason is back in Calgary, Suncor was dealing with a cyber-attack which to date has cost the company over 1 billion dollars in losses to correct. And, to date they are still not back to full operation.

Click Here to read my full column in the Western Standard

Take care,
Shane Wenzel

Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.