Technology Of The Future
When I was in high school, we didn’t have personal computers and our phones were wired to the wall. I remember when rotary dial phones were the norm and push button was considered advanced. It was considered cool if your phone cord was long enough to go from the kitchen to another room.
We wrote letters with pencil and paper, and we mailed them with a 15 cent stamp.
We made coffee in a percolator.
We took a typing class, yet now I can’t even remember the last time I saw a typewriter. Heck, we thought cassette tapes were very advanced technology, but we preferred the sound of a real record that we played on our stereo and bragged about the quality of the needle we used. And yes, we really did take our film in to be developed, never dreaming that one day it would be an outdated practice.
When you pick yourself off the floor from laughing about how old I am, keep in mind, how fast technology has grown in just the last 30 years.
Each decade has brought us somewhere we never dreamed we could go.
10 years from now, will we look back and crack up about all the cables we tried to organize under our desks? Will cables be a thing of the past?
Will our kids remember what a dial up connection was?
Will we one day insert microchips into newborn babies and wonder how previous generations didn’t think it was okay?
Will our grandchildren see pictures of our cell phones and wonder how we got by with such simple technology?
What do you think the technology of the future will bring to us? Will it add to our lives? Or, will something be lost along the way?
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com