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Perceived quality level of a software may have dropped, but testing is not the answer.

"Modern software is of a lower quality that it was in a past".

Maybe. Perceived quality of software may have decreased, but I don't think that "more testing" is a proper solution.
More testing does not mean more qualityMore testing may find more issues, but not necessarily. Simply spending more time on the activity does not mean results would be better. And somebody needs to fix bugs, test bug fixes.
So we can't tell that more testing means more quality, but certainly means bigger costs.
Software quality != No bugsBugs matter, but that's hardly the only factor to measure quality level. There are a whole bunch of other things that matters: UX, number of features, documentation, price, delivery model, cute logos...
Spending more time on testing may mean spending less time on these things.

Adequate quality levelSo it is obvious that one can't spend 100 years testing every possible case. I think that each product has some Adequate level of qualit…