Have you noticed lately how extremely fast paced technology is changing our social interaction with friends, family and business associates?
Be honest now, how many of you are Facebook and Twitter fanatics? Both have become the standard meeting places for family and friends. Instead of meeting face to face, we email and text message one another. You won’t believe this (or maybe you will) I’ve even seen a husband and wife in 2 different rooms in their home Instant Messaging each other, instead of walking into the other room to talk! (Ok I have to admit I’ve done it too). This is getting crazy!
Did you see these changes coming or did they kind of sneak up on you without much notice?
Did you even notice the removal of public Phone Booths? They all just seemed to have disappeared in the blink of an eye when cell phones started becoming popular. Can you still remember pagers? I used to have one, and when I received a page I had to drive to the closest phone booth to respond.
That was only a little over 10 years ago!
I still can’t get used to walking around with a device in my ear, looking like Uhura from Star Trek.
Don’t you find it rude when you pass by a person in a store, yacking away on their bluetooth and you think they are talking to you? And if you say anything they give you a dirty look. That erks me! At least before the bluetooth you could tell they were holding a phone up to their ear. Now it just looks like everyone is crazy, talking to themselves out loud.
Just look at how much cell phones have evolved.
Now they are not only Phones, but Cameras, Music Players, Alarm Clocks, Navigation Devices, Contact Managers, Internet Browsers and more, in one little hand-held package. Truly Amazing!
Just think about how many techy gadgets from Star Trek are now real! Capt. Kirk’s communicator looked kind of like a modern flip phone! Hmm, could it be we got the idea from Sci Fi?
I’m reluctantly learning to adapt, but all this new fangled techno communication is not as fulfilling as being able to enjoy the physical company of good friends or family, playing games, loosing track of time, and sharing a good laugh together.
Ahh the good old days!
Are they gone forever? Afraid so.
Do you realize that young kids today will never know what it was like before cell phones, or iPods, or Blue Ray? They couldn’t imagine what the world was like before the Xbox!
Technology is moving so fast we aren’t really aware of it. We are blind to it because we are too caught up in it. (Can’t see the forest for the trees!)
If you want to see some of the new advances in technology check out this article. Amazing! And kinda Scary! http://ibexinc.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/is-the-future-going-to-be-like-star-trek-or-terminator/