I agree with the variables my colleagues mentioned that can influence an individual’s perceived ease of use or perceived usefulness of a new technology. I would like to add the following external factors:
Social influence: The opinions of a family member and colleagues can influence how an individual perceives a new technology. It can impact an individual’s perception of it when those around them are positive towards technology.
Subjective Norms: Subjective norms can significantly impact how an individual feels about technology, including the social pressure to adopt a particular technology. If society feels the pressure to use technology, it can affect their attitude towards it.
Voluntariness: Regarding technology perception, if an individual feels that they have the freedom to choose to use or not to use the technology, it can have an impact. Feeling forced to use a technology can affect their attitude towards ease of use and usefulness.
Compatibility and Relevance: If the technology meets the individual’s needs, it can also influence their perception of ease of use and usefulness towards technology. When their current setup and needs are aligned by the use of technology, they are more likely to view it positively.